I don’t know about you, but sometimes I can go for weeks and weeks feeling motivated, driven and happy, but then something crashes over me like a dark wave of sadness, out of nowhere, and I can be left just feeling deflated, tired and down.
So, what do I do when I’m feeling this way? I try to pick myself back up, because no one else is going to do it for me. Here are a few ways to help yourself to be positive and driven to achieve your dreams.
Stop Comparing Yourself
The first hurdle for most of us in life is comparing ourselves to someone we perceive to be better. Whether it be the shape of their bodies, the lifestyle they lead or the career they choose. Just because someone else has a great life doesn’t mean that you can’t too- and once more that you should feel bad because you are at a different stage in your own lives. Everyone is different- and the things that make us special and define us are our skills, our personality and experiences. Live your life in your own way and you will see positive things.
Find the Silver Lining
Are you stuck in a job that you hate? It might seem like the end of the world right now- but ask yourself this: does this job impact your life in a positive way? If you are training, this job will be working you towards that qualification you’ve needed, or you might simply have a weekend job which helps you get through school or university. It can be a ball ache, but if it points you where you want to be, it’s worth it.
Learn to Say Yes
Sometimes, especially when you are someone with anxiety, or even if you are just shy- it can be hard to say yes to opportunities put in your way. Many of us can become very set in our ways and the thought of change is scary- but if you begin to say yes- a whole new world could open up for you.
Be Confident in Your Ability
If you aren’t confident in yourself- how do you expect others to be? It can sometimes be difficult for us to recognize when it’s the right time to call ourselves an expert in our field. Being an expert isn’t something that comes after a specific amount of time- it comes when you say it does. I for example have been working in social media marketing for a year and a half- and I would now be able to call myself an expert in the field. It doesn’t mean I know every single thing- but it means that I have the confidence in my own ability to problem solve. No one can tell you when you are an expert- only you can decide.
Don’t Let Anyone Stop You
Family and friends all mean well, they all love you for you ad only want what they think is best. Unfortunately sometimes this means they don’t want you to take that leap, leave that job- or travel to that place. Our loved one won’t always understand what it is we want to achieve in life- and why we are doing the things we do, but this doesn’t mean they can stop you. If you want to leave the 9-5 behind and start your own business- don’t let anyone stop you. If you know you can do it, that should be enough. You have the power.
So just remember this week, if an opportunity comes up that’s too good to miss, just say yes. It could be the start of a whole new life.