In 2008 when the world was falling apart during the GFC (global financial crisis), I had hit rock bottom. Spiritually bankrupt and living in London, I was lonely, depressed, and lost.
I believed there was nothing in life to be happy about, and the state of the world at that time confirmed it.
What’s interesting is, it was during that time that my current business idea was born; to create a series of mindset tools to assist people in applying personal development into their life in a practical way.
I had no idea how to execute the concept, but the idea was there, and 12 years later, we’ve built the business that I had visualised. Most importantly, in the last 10 years, following my darkest time, have been the best of my life.
My point is, challenging times are what make us. Adversity is what grows us. Without times like these, we would never stop to reflect and look at life differently.
There is something equalizing about a downturn that is not there when times are good. The creativity that comes from adversity (or desperation) can not be overstated.
Right now, you have two choices:
1. Be paralysed in fear and doubt
2. Rise up and consciously choose your thoughts, how you want to feel, and what you want to create.
You may not be able to change what’s happening externally, but you have the power to change your mindset and to direct your thoughts and actions to be constructive and even transformative at this time.
Right now is your opportunity to practice choosing your thoughts, words, and actions consciously, and to move beyond fear and negativity and lead with courage to be a force for positive change in the world.
It takes commitment to dig deep and face life head-on and not let external events take over your mind — but you can do it.
Stay informed, but stay vigilant to what you are letting into your mind at this time. Is it helpful or harmful?
The next 10 years could be the best of your life. Now is your opportunity to seed that possibility.
The question is: will you take it?