Ask yourself, when was the last time you felt:
2) Hopeless about the future
3) Paralyzed and unable to take any action in the present.
It’s time to see things from a different perspective.
In order to feel helpless, hopeless and paralyzed, you’ve probably told yourself a story – whether consciously or unconsciously – that is focused on the darker side of things and relatively depressing.
The quick remedy is to take a look at the other side of the coin. It may sound Pollyanna, but it truly does balance out your perspective when you can identify the things that are also going right. That naturally leads to hope and then to a renewed sense of purpose that can once again lead to action.
Be aware that for awhile you may have to corral your skeptic or cynic. But even skeptics and cynics have to concede that in the garden, thorns naturally come with the roses.
With the lighter side in view, it is much easier to breath and allow yourself to become big enough to embrace both sides of the coin – the dark and the light. With that done, then you might just see the rim of the coin, connecting the two without interruption. That’s the place that will always give you an additional overview and a much more grounded place to stand.