What It Means To Hit Rock Bottom (4)
Since then I have regained my health, grown my business, and actively involved with my church. I feel great and I’m happy with where I am in my life. I will share some tips that worked for me for climbing out of the bottom of the barrel. Try them – they work!
·Realize that once you have hit rock bottom or you realize are headed that way, you don’t have to stay there. Nobody can get you out of there except you and the help from God.
·Be honest and ask yourself how you ended up at rock bottom. Did you get there by your own hand or by circumstances out of your control? What immediate course of action do you need to take to get yourself out?
·First of all, make a plan of action. Start with week one, then move on to your plan for the next 30 days then an extended plan for the next 12 months. Include the steps you need to take and what you need to do to make them happen. It might mean leaving a destructive relationship or finding a way to avoid loaning money you don’t have to friends who have no intention of paying it back.
·If you need to meet with professionals, such as financial planners, marriage counselors, pastors, or lawyers then do so! Only you can make these calls. Don’t rely on others to do the work that you need to do. You will grow and learn as you begin to the damage to pick up the pieces of your life.
·If you have harmed anyone in the process whether in word or deed, take ownership and do the right thing. Right the wrongs if possible
These tips have worked for countless people that have I counseled. Try a few of them and see for yourself. All it takes is the effort and determination and a little sweat to dig yourself out of the bottom. For some, it will be scary. For others it will be nerve racking and hard work.
There are many people who will not budge or lift a finger to dig themselves out of the hole. They spend their time complaining about their life situation and do nothing to change it. Do you know anyone like that?
Do you wrestle with not knowing what to do when confronted by life’s struggles? Are you afraid to move forward because your past mistakes keep holding you back? Do you need help in deciding your next steps to get out from rock bottom? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then give Dr. Mike a call at 303.456.0555
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