On this show….we discussed disappointment, and not just being let down but facing serious challenges and coming up short time and time again. Regardless of your situation, we can all identify with being challenged, facing adversity, falling short, and harboring fear and resentment.
We talked about handling an accumulation of disappointments. How do you handle life when it seems like nothing is going your way?
I shared a little help from Laura Sue Brockway in 11 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Overcome Disappointment - this includes her professional opinion and some of the professionals she follows.
Life is full of challenges and as strong as you are or as strong as you become, they are unavoidable. What can change is your reaction to any situation. In the midst of a fight on the ground, it’s easy to cast blame, avoid responsibility, and walk away defeated leaving so many life lessons on the table. The advantage only comes from changing your perspective. On the ground, you only see what’s in front of you and only a few feet ahead. You can’t predict future trials but you can arm yourself with the knowledge to help you deal with them more effectively.
We talked about unhooking all the disappoint and lay it out to get a good look at each event. Sometimes we lump everything together making it overwhelming to deal with. I used the visualization of being Ebenezer Scrogg and try visiting each event as a third party onlooker.
Sometimes we need this vantage point to walk through the various stations of our life. Keeping events private, never dealing with emotional trauma, or uncovering the lesson means we harden, limiting our true potential.
We discussed the importance of reaching out and not trying to rebound on your own. I shared some insightful thoughts from Debbie Jorde - she struggles with insecurities and self-doubt. She is raising two children with special needs, battling bulimia & multiple sclerosis. She thought she was alone….until she reached out. Now the author of 8 fingers and 8 toes - Accepting Life’s Challenges.
Listen to the podcast to gain perspective on Debbie’s walk and how she came to this advice. Take control of one area of your life - When life keeps delivering blow after blow and you are overwhelmed feeling completely out of control. Take ONE back. Start small and find one thing you can own. For Debbie, it was her diet and exercise. Even struggling with health problems of her own, she could own this area of her life.
Instead of focusing on how to avoid the blow’s that life will inevitably deliver we’ve been focusing on rebounding. How to face the challenge, embrace the lesson, find support from others, and fuel your journey with knowledge. Ready to start moving forward again more empowered than before?
CHALLENGE: When the pressure gets too great, instead of taking a dive, reach out, and embrace the wisdom of human connections. Empower your self with the knowledge to fuel your resilience. You have what it takes to rebound and lead the charge!
I Know YOU Can Do It!
Adopting Healthy Routines and Breaking Bad Ones
Organizing the Chaos Before it Becomes Chaotic
Be Your Own Super Hero And Save Yourself
V is for Victory Not Victim
Plugging Into Your Source
Finding Your Voice and Speaking Up
Bloom Where You're Planted
Feeling Guilty for Feeling Guilty?
Instilling Hope - Connect, Understand, Encourage
Zoning Out and Finding Peace
The Struggle is Real and Necessary
Teamwork Makes the Dreamwork
Nipping Negativity in the Bud
Grieving Loss & Embracing Happiness
Thriving Instead of Just Surviving
Generating Joy - A Feeling You Can Create
Finding Long-Term Strategies Instead of Short-Term Fixes
Exploring Opportunities in the Face of Uncertainty
Setting Boundaries With Fences Not Walls
Self Improvement Daily
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7 Good Minutes Daily Self-Improvement Podcast with Clyde Lee Dennis
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