“The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: … “
If you read lots of success stories, and we’ll get into a few later in our guide something becomes blindingly clear. Sometimes the most powerful inspiration can be absolute DESPERATION! When we’ve lost nearly everything, when things practically become a matter of life and death a mental switch ignites in many of us and miraculous things happen.
What I’m saying is if you feel like you’ve hit, or you’re close to hitting rock bottom, keep your chin up because this may be the springboard you need to smash your way to success.
No job, zero in the bank account and relationship turmoil all around? Stop thinking of this as failure. This could be the catalyst you need to change for the better. There absolutely is every reason to have great hope in this situation.
Here’s how you can use rock bottom to your advantage, With these strategies in mind you will never look at rock bottom the same again!
The Power of Nothing to Lose.
When you have near nothing, the amount of energy this frees up is immense. This allows you to do things if you were more stable you’d find impossible. There’s countless stories of business success that were launched by guys sleeping on beaches at night, studying in the library during the day and launching their first affiliate site with money they panhandled on the street. Don’t underestimate the power of nothing to lose, it could be your first springboard to success.
Play the Frame Game.
Rock bottom only handcuffs you when you allow it to. When you think of rock bottom as a reason to despair your psychic censor is sure to kick in and works against you. However if you force yourself to think of rock bottom as a great opportunity it can be a huge motivator. In Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), which basically is an advanced set of strategies to make the most out of your mind, this is called “re-framing” a situation. Try it, it changes lives.
Set Big Goals.
One of the things that’s both mysterious and inspiring about hitting rock bottom is the effect it has on setting and accomplishing goals. With little comfort zone available big goals become as easy to aim for as small ones, since you’re number of distractions have become so limited. Set big goals from rock bottom, keep hope in your heart and you may shock yourself by achieving them and more. Have faith, set big goals and take action! You may end up thanking rock bottom one day.
If you feel like you’re at rock bottom take a few deep breaths, splash some water on your face and center yourself. I’ve been there and bounced back and so have many, many others. You can and will too. There is hope as long as you have the will to think differently, take action and move forward.
Don’t fall into the temptation of feeling sorry for yourself because that is sure to keep you stuck. Even rock bottom offers its own special kind of hope and if you’re there don’t worry – apply yourself and you won’t be for long!