Life is a series of peaks and bottom rocks. It’s a natural cycle of life. Business sometimes goes up, sometimes down; in both you just stay working. Some of our challenges come from circumstances out of our control while others are direct consequences or results of the decisions we make. Have come to agree with the saying; “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react”.
Your personality is revealed in how you handle difficult times whether in business, job, marriage, relationships…Etc. When you are at the bottom rock in life; do you give-up and choose to stay in that Zone or you improve your ability to bounce back to the peak. You can’t enjoy success in business if you have not overcome some challenges. Challenges help your life, Business improve; grow even you as the owner.
“The ability, skills and efforts you apply will either take you to the peak of success or keep you at the bottom rock of your business and life”. ~Lakica Beatrice
Here are 5 ways to embrace your life.
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3 (NKJV). This is one of my favorite Bible verse.
At the cross roads in life, choose to relax, stay calm and put everything secondary and God first. Have personally done this every time I can’t explain why things are not moving the way I want them to. Especially, when you put so much effort to see an accomplishment in your business, job, marriage, family but the end is worse than the start. Take time and seek God; it could be 10 mins of prayer and 10 mins of meditating on God’s word every morning. God knows our beginnings and endings; so, if you don’t understand- know that God understands. There are things that you know nothing about in your life But God knows including your purpose in life. God is faithful. God knew that it will not be a smooth journey so He promised to answer us if we ran to Him in prayer. To seek Him and He will respond.
“God is the answer to all our questions if we put Him at the start of everything in our lives”. ~~Lakica Beatrice
Believe in yourself
“Never let the negativity get to you. There are going to be a lot of people you have to plow through, but as long you believe in yourself, that’s all that matters.” – Becky G.
Sometimes life hits you hard to the rough patches/surface of all areas in life. You feel hopeless, helpless, and worthless and doubt your abilities to go through it. You tend to believe in others abilities, time and money to come rescue you; but the fact is; not until you believe in yourself nothing will change. Am not saying that- don’t look for solution elsewhere or from your mentors but the first step is to believe that you will make it with or without help. It is your life and what you do with it is all up to you. Credit yourself for everything you have already done. Don’t let challenges, critics drive you out of your abilities to make changes and progress, act; believe that you’re the best person to do it and you will get to the top even stronger. You’ll boost your confidence and courage to face even greater challenges as you make mega accomplishments in your life.
“Believing in yourself is the only way you can be assured of living your dream and life that you love”. ~~Lakica Beatrice
“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is. The way you cope is what makes the difference.” – Virginia Satir
Whenever life move in the opposite direction, it is very easy to be discouraged, think and speak negative. Business is not being fruitful; marriage is a nightmare, you no longer feel the zeal to wake up in the morning to go for your dream job. I do that most of the times but have learnt that Staying positive is important when going through such times. Being Positive keeps you calm and be a better person in the process. You learn from every experience and are able to make good judgments that will guide you to the end of the dark tunnel to light successful. There will always be bad, good, worst days; but in all those you have a choice to make- to either stay positive believing that you will make it or stay negative and suffer being a victim of the circumstance.
“A positive attitude creates possibilities in amidst of impossible circumstances of your life. Stay positive always”. ~~ Lakica Beatrice
Try new approaches
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us”. ― Helen Keller
Depending on the nature of your business or life. If you have tried all the old techniques of making it work out and failed; then you have to try new approaches. Look for support from the experts in your line of business. Learn from them. Nobody can do anything on their own. Support gives you strength to keep going and moving forward in your life, now more so in your business. Don’t stay in the comfort zone of “Nothing seems to be working out”, find out how others are doing it, learn, read more to be knowledgeable in your area of business. You may need to start something new besides your business if you can. Am not saying start big; “Little by little makes a bundle”. But if you feel it in your heart then start something.
“Chances are your comfort zone is exactly what’s bringing you down. You never know where something will lead you. If it’s in your heart, give it a try”.
Keep doing it, never give up
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. ― Martin Luther King Jr.
If it’s not working out, keep doing it. Success is combination of continuous efforts. The best thing you can do is simply do something daily. Business. Job. Volunteer. Charity work, singing…Etc. Once you do something, don’t give up doing it. The sense of accomplishment will get you moving again. Your skills, abilities, art will improve gradually to an expert level.
Show up every single day to add value to your life and cultivate gratitude in everything you are doing daily. Doing it keeps you moving forward. Makes you have control of your business, progress and how you feel about it. Small accomplishments will eventually turn out to be mega only if you keep doing it instead of getting frustrated by things out of your control.
“Never quite until you smile; work hard now; sacrifice now and live a life that you love”. ~~Lakica Beatrice
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