Friday, January 2, 2009

"How To Remain Hopeful In The Midst of the Worst Financial Crisis Since the Great Depression" (4)

1. Plan Your Strategy

Put the remote aside for the moment, so you are not distracted and get yourself a pad and pencil and keep it handy. One must develop a plan as detailed as you need to determine your course of action regarding the object of your worry. Whatever comes to your mind jot it down and save everything. Just as Ideas or thoughts appear suddenly they also leave just as quickly. It is also important to be flexible and not criticize these ideas as they come or to reject them because they don't fit into what you are planning to do. There will be a time later, when you feel to some level you have enough thoughts/ideas written down, then you could be selective as to what you wish to use, eliminating or storing the rest for future reference.

Now after you develop a plan and it does not successfully work then you continue replacing it with a new plan until you find one that does work. When you go this route, it creates confidence in your ability to handle any situation.

2. If You Want To Excel the Calamities, Get Rid of Self Limitation
For some people making changes may come easy, while for others it is extremely difficult. We can at times be our own worst enemy. Some individuals would sell themselves short, underestimating their own potentials. This is not the time to set up barriers by limiting yourself with "I cant's," and other forms of self-condemnation and self-limitation. When one changes the belief about one's self, then the outward experiences will be changed also. Forget the inferiority complex and the expression that "nobody is hiring". . Remember, even in these hard times there are businesses out there that are still thriving and offering job opportunities. If there is an opportunity seize it without hesitation... Also don't sell yourself short by focusing on your lack of the necessary education and qualifications to be hired in the job position you are applying to. Remember, sometimes the best educated person is self-made. So if you are still having a tough time with this, then take some courses, familiarizing yourself with all the latest updated information in that area of choice. . If you can't afford the special courses, then go to your local public library which contains a treasure trove of information that is free.

3. Self Direction
Remember, we are not "at the mercy of Fate," as the expression says "Que serĂ¡, serĂ¡...what will be will be.", thus clouding any possibilities for a better future. Self-direction is what motivates us to pick up the pieces and start all over again. In order for you to achieve whatever you set out to do, you must believe in whatever you wish to achieve, accept its possibility and confidently expect it to be realized, and in doing so you will lift your thoughts, and your vision to see beyond your needs, circumstances, or conditions that surround you, which will result in fear turning to courage and confidence, anxiety to calmness, and despair to faith and hope.

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