I have never come across anyone who has never hit a low point in their life. All of us one way or the other has been there! No two individual experiences are alike. There are variations to the way that you feel.
For some, it’s a place where you become disengaged and there can be emotions of anger, sadness, and frustration or you just feel tired and burnt out.
For others, it is a moment when life smacks you hard in the face. You want to fight back but you can’t because it’s almost as if your strength is gone.
Life will not always go the way that you want it but what I can assure you of is that you should never give in to defeat.
Take a step or two back if you have to. Give yourself time to be sad, frustrated and angry. Give yourself time to heal. Deal with whatever it is. Face it, but don’t give up!
The late Maya Angelou said, “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Because it may be necessary to encounter defeats, so you can know where you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”
So here is what else you need to keep in mind. Have faith to believe that you will come out of your low place. Believe in yourself that you will rise again above this! Tell yourself that this too shall pass!
According to Eleanor Roosevelt, “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of her (his) dreams.”
Therefore, I would say to you, start believing in your unlimited potential!
REASONS WHY WE END UP IN LOW PLACES IN LIFE
Most of us are driven by success and we constantly tell ourselves that where we are is not where we should be. It is also true that it is never easy to accept that what we have spent months or years building up would just disappear in the twinkling of an eye.
What’s our response to that? It’s worry! Some even begin to cast doubt. There is the fear of failure.
Your confidence is shattered by the dreadful feelings of being alone, rejected and perhaps the feeling of being unloved.
Here are some practical reasons why we end up in low places:-
- It is often an indication that one season in your life has changed and you are about to enter into another.
- An old season brings death to many things in your life – business or personal connections, plans, ideas, hopes and at times some of your dreams.
- God is trying to get your undivided attention. Yes, He is.
- Sin and wrong doings bring about spiritual death and pushes us into a low place
- It is an indication to slow down your pace – many of us can get too busy at times
- It is a time for spiritual and even physical cleansing
- It is a time of preparation for what is about to come and so you must begin to shed some old things to make room for the new.
Take a moment and read also: Don’t Count Yourself Out!
WHAT SHOULD YOUR RESPONSE BE?
1) Get into a quiet place
It is a good time to get into a quiet place of rest. Get away from all the noise, hustle and the bustle so that you can hear the voice of your heart that is often drowned out by the noise of the crowd. Use the time to breathe, to heal, to accept life and to grow.
Realize that it’s in the valley you glow and new growth begins.
2) Do not put up resistance to the place where you are
Resistance to change makes life more difficult and harder to accept. Putting up an internal or even external fight to change, bring about more pain and suffering.
Give yourself permission to be where you are so that you can listen for that glimmer of hope and see the light at the end of the tunnel.
3) Take responsibility for what you are going through
You’ve got to take ownership of your own life. Don’t blame others for what you are faced with or you are going through. By doing that you are giving up your power to them and are denying yourself the opportunity for change and new growth to come about.
In order to change situations, you have got to take responsibility. Face it. It is how you get through it.
4) It’s a good time to conduct a self-assessment
Note I did not say an assessment on your business or even business strategy. This is about looking on the inside of you at places that no one else can see but you know that exist.
You alone know about those blind spots. The places within that are still bleeding and needs time to heal – the disappointment, the friend who betrayed your trust and even the one who you need to forgive.
5) Get rid of all the dead weight
Dead weight is not just about old hurts, hurtful situations in your past or things that you just have no control over. This has to do also with getting rid of negative people and those who simply have no connection whatsoever to your purpose in life.
And so in order to move forward, you have got to cut ties with them. Some persons come into our lives for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Know those who have come into your life for a lifetime as opposed to those for a season who sadly you have to part ways with them.
6) Don’t count yourself out
There is greatness inside of you. With all that you have done or even accomplished in life, you have not yet tapped into your full potential.
No matter what, keep a positive attitude which can either improve your situation or degrade it. Your struggles and your low place are the pathway to your new life and your future ahead.
Never accept failure as an option. It’s NOT! Be kind to yourself and find the lesson while in your low place. That is the key to you rising to become the extraordinary person you were meant to be!
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