Valery Satterwhite : How to Rise Above Challenging Circumstances
How to Rise Above Challenging Circumstances
By Valery Satterwhite
Take a moment to ask yourself:
What would be the best thing you could do for yourself, right now, given the incredibly uncertain and stressful times you are facing?
What would best prepare you for whatever your life, the economy or other circumstances, might throw at you?
If you watch, read or listen to the media today it's bad news piled upon more bad news. As a result, most people are stressed and worried.
Most people. Not all people.
Look around you. Expand that vision outward to look from a larger perspective beyond just people you know. There are certainly people who are struggling. Take a closer look. Can you find examples of people who are doing well or are at least successfully overcoming challenges? Are some people recreating themselves so that they can continue on their path to achieving their deepest desires? Some of these people are even helping others do the same.
Why do some people succumb to stressful events while others continue to grow and expand?
Events in and of themselves do not cause stress and worry. It's how you react and respond to the circumstances in your life that create your life experience, good or bad. If you feel like you're in a downward spiral of misfortune then you are spending way too much time listening to and acting upon the misguided beliefs of your Inner Critic, the voice of your self-doubt and fear.
The truth is, YOU don't have to feel stressed and overwhelmed by whatever is going on around you, no matter how bad it gets. You absolutely have the power within you to rise above. You are not a victim of your circumstance unless you allow yourself to be.
It's an amazing thing. You already have the resources within you to achieve your goals even in the most challenging conditions. You just have to learn how to tap into your inner power and wisdom, what I playfully call the Inner Wizard, who is the voice of your truth, intuition and inspiration.
It is possible to feel empowered to make resourceful choices, take mindful and deliberate action even in these challenging times that will move you closer to achieving your goals. It is possible to come up with clear-minded solutions that will move you forward instead of backwards in your personal and professional endeavors.
Here is the best thing you can do each and every day to be successful even in the most trying of times:
1. Ask yourself, "What are five things I can do today that will move me closer to achieving my goals?"
2. Do those things!
3. Examine your daily experience.
4. Speak and act only in the direction of your highest achievement.
Before you know it, new opportunities will be revealed. You are now the creator of your experience, no longer a victim of your circumstance.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."
© 2009 Valery Satterwhite. All Rights Reserved.
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