How To Keep Going When You Don’t Feel Like It

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you feel you can’t go on? Or just don’t want to?

We all have those times when life beats us down.

You may have faced criticism on your blog. You may have had to close your business. Or you may have experienced a great loss.

Times like those are hard. No doubt about it.

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But there is great news. It’s not the end of the line for you.

You can and must make the decision to continue.

How can you do this?

  • Examine the situation:
    Take a good look at the situation.
    What went wrong? How could this have been prevented? What do I need to change?

    Use this as a learning experience. Choose to fix the faults that you can.

    This situation can be used to sharpen your skills and propel yourself forward.

  • Focus on what is going right:
    During times of crisis, our view of reality gets skewed. The hurdles look bigger than they really are.
    We see giants where there are none.You need to focus on what is going right! By doing this, you can bring the trials into the proper perspective.

    Sure, you may have lost a job. But is that such a bad thing when you’ve wanted to quit for the last five years? You’ve now been freed to pursue a new avenue of revenue.

    Did someone criticize your blog? Look at what the other members of your community are saying. I’m sure you’ll find many readers lifting you up.

    I bet you things are better than you’re seeing them.

  • Lean on others:
    Look to your friends and family.
    When you feel like you can’t go on, you need friends and family to lean on. As I wrote about before, you need a band of brothers to lift you up.

    Be willing to open up and share the struggle that you’re facing. Talking to someone may be difficult but it will be freeing.

    Don’t use this to spew vile towards someone or a situation but use it to throw ideas off of each other. Let your band of brothers give you encouragement and inspiration.

    Before you know it, you’ll be back in the game.

Struggles and trials will come into your life. That is why you will need techniques like the ones mentioned above.

Using them will get you back up and running quickly. Your recovery period will be greatly decreased.

Greater opportunities may be seen.

When you’re looking on the positive side of things, almost anything is possible.

Question: What do you do when you don’t feel like going forward? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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