Life Lessons: What To Do Next In Your Life When You've Lost Hope

Life Lessons: What To Do Next In Your Life When You’ve Lost Hope

Growing up, everyone always has a dream for their lives. Some wish to become doctors, others engineers, music artistes, and yet some others, entrepreneurs. But while we dream of achieving great feats and living the life of our dreams, reality begins to set in when most of our aspirations start to seem weigh harder to achieve than was originally thought.

Setbacks begin to break the spirits of many, until they eventually have to settle for whatever is left for them. They end up leaving their dreams behind and privately tell themselves that maybe they’re destined to be unfortunate and not greater than they originally aimed to become.

If you’re currently experiencing these problems, you’re not alone. Many of the world’s self-made billionaires had a lot of ups and downs. Many of them started from nothing, struggled for years to find a balance in their lives, but still ended up successful. Some great examples are Richard Branson and Colonel Sanders.

“At age 5, Colonel Sanders father died. At age 16 he quit school. At age 17 he had already lost four jobs. At age 18 he got married, then joined the army. At age 20 his wife left him together with their baby daughter. He applied to law school and got rejected. He became an insurance salesman and failed again. He then became a cook and a dish washer at a small cafe and finally persuaded his wife to return home. At age 65 he retired broke, frustrated and completely unfulfilled! He felt like a failure & decided to end it all by committing suicide.

Then he sat under a tree to start writing his will, but instead of doing that, he wrote what he would love to have accomplished in his lifetime and thought deeply about how much of a good cook he was. He realised there was much more that he hadn’t done. So he changed his suicidal thoughts and borrowed $87, fried some chicken using his recipe, and went door to door in Kentucky to sell them.

At age 88, Colonel Sanders, the founder of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Empire, became a billionaire.”

This is the story of a man who was wasted at age 65, but still ended up a remarkable success.

If you find yourself or business in this situation and wish you could easily just turn your life around, here are 5 things you need to start doing today:

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1). Clear Your Mind And Focus On What You Need To Do Today:

Worry precedes depression, and so, clouds your judgement and increases the number of mistakes you make. When your mind is not balanced, success becomes a lot more difficult to attain, after all, you’ve already programmed yourself to stop believing in great achievements.

Instead of worrying endlessly about your predicaments, find different ways to first clear your mind. Doing this will help you regain your focus, drive, and reposition your mindset.

Some ways to clear your mind may be to start exercising, travelling to new places, talking to a friend, or even meditating.

Clearing your mind will help you focus on what you need to do to change your situation and set you on a new path to success.


2). Set Small Monthly Realistic Goals And Start Working Towards Them:

After clearing your mind, the next step is to set new goals. These goals should initially be small ones that can be achieved in 30 days. They should be realistic and properly structured with achievable daily targets.

By setting small short-term goals, it will be easier for you to achieve more success in your life or business, as they’d build up over a period of 12 months to become something you’d be proud to look back at. Then, you can go on to set even larger goals.

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3). Learn From The Experiences Of Others:

The best way to break grounds and move faster in life is to learn from the experiences of others. Doing this saves you years of trials and errors, and places you on the right path faster than you would have figured out on your own.

You can achieve this by reading books and getting mentors that have previously succeeded at what you’re setting out to do. When you do this, you set yourself up for success faster than you would have, if you chose to figure it all out by yourself.


4). Study Yourself:

In redirecting your life or business, it is important to take time to reflect within. This will help you leave the past behind, discover your hidden talents, and identify key areas for growth, both in your life and business.

Self-reflection will help you embrace change and move forward in your life endeavours, since you’d be acting on newly discovered impulse.

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5). Learn A New Skill:

Learning a new skill is one way to redirect your life or business. It could be to attend a highly ranked sales training program, take a graphics design course, acquire an MBA, or even spend more time on personal development.

Whatever it may be, acquiring a new skill can help you pursue a new path in life when everything else has failed you. It can help you start a new service line, get a better job, or boost your self-confidence.


To Sum It All Up

Disappointments are a constant, but how you respond to them will determine how far in life you’ll go. If you don’t know what to do next in your life, consider following these step  and you just may experience the change you’ve always wanted.

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What are your thoughts on these 5 steps to follow when you don’t know what to do next in your life? Let me know by leaving a comment below.


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