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3 Proven Ways To Get You Through Tough Times

tough times

I couldn’t handle it.

The pressure of closing the business, being hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and in the middle of a divorce was overwhelming.

I felt like crawling into a cave.

Hiding.

I was in an ocean of pain.

Then I turned to someone I trusted.

Known all my life.

My brother.

I asked.

What should I do?

It was an answer I didn’t want to hear.

Keep going.

Your kids need you. You need to be strong.

But how do you do that?

I resorted to the 3 things that had worked for me in the past.

Read books that inspired me.

Exercised till I dropped.

Distracted myself by hanging out with fun and successful people.

It worked.

Still does.

So keep going when all seems lost.

Persist.

Pain doesn’t define you.

Your attitude to it does.

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Comments

  • Douglas Kelly

    Well, I’m glad you made it through your tough times, so you could be available to tell us the things we all experience from time to time.
    “It’s not supposed to be easy. If it were, everyone could do it.”

  • Persisting does wonders for us Jeff.

    For me, persistence meant sitting with my demons. I had to feel my fears – instead of resisting them or trying to bury them, as we foolishly do in the West much of the time – which really sucked for a few moments here or there, but when I did this persistently, versus ducking the energies, I cleared many deep held fears which led to the rough circumstances in my life.

    I did things from an energy of love and fun, versus from fear and scarcity, and those tough times largely dissolved. Even when I am faced with a challenge now it is a totally different ball game. Versus trying to overcome it, I sit with the fear in it, feel it out, and figure out how I can let the answer in. Works like a charm. But I had to persistently develop this skill through mindfulness, and through keeping at it, to figure out I even had this talent. Heck; we all do.

    Ryan