When your back is against the wall

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It’s something that happens all of us. Sometimes it’s not something we can stop or prevent. It can happen several times in life.

What do you do when your back is against the wall?

It’s a difficult time. You are filled with various emotions and at the same time you have to think of your future. You may have feelings of guilt, betrayal, low self-worth and difficulty in coping the hand with the hand you are dealt. You go around with a sick feeling in your stomach that won’t go away. Everyone you talk to – family and very close friends – doesn’t seem to understand what you are going through.

It’s not easy when the world seems to be whirling.

You’ve got to give yourself time; time to let your emotions settle. Staying calm in a crisis is a survival skill. If you panic, you are unable to think clearly.

Sooner or later, you will start to begin to form a plan to change your circumstances. If it s is an income or business related issue, you will need to come up with new ideas, new approaches and new concepts. Even if you don’t like it, you have to force yourself to face the challenge and think differently.

Possibility thinking helps you to begin to turn things around. If you look outside of yourself, you will be able to see opportunities. Some of these opportunities you may be able to pursue, depending on your level of skills, previous experience and resources. Resources are a very important thing and sometimes we forget about the resources we already have. You may have a good support system at home. You may have saved money in a cash kitty that can tide you through difficult times or help you start something new. It’s difficult when you have to deal with developing a new opportunity and at the same time you lack the basic necessities of life.

When one door has closed, other doors are sure to open. When you have moved out of difficulties or a difficult period in your life, you may look back and realise that the misfortune that you experienced was actually a blessing in disguise.

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