Ugh! WTH? OMG! Are just a few ways I respond when discouragement begins to hit my life. The feeling of discouragement can feel like a bee sting, a quick and sharp pain that appears from no where. Discouragement can also be filled with agony and a strong emotional pull towards depression if you don’t manage it properly. I will be honest and say the bulk of my most discouraging moments were due to sources outside of my control. When I would announce events the lack luster response levels would shoot down my initial hype. I was discouraged when we were unable to buy a house this year. I felt discouraged when relationship expectations were not met.
It is safe to say each day can present countless opportunities to become discouraged. This is one of the reasons why I stress to my children the fact that things will not always go your way. As children the smallest things can rain on their parade. Sometimes its an unfavorable lunch menu to not getting your favorite seat in the car. When I was considering topics for this month’s webinar at first I wanted to teach about subjects connected to entrepreneurship or strategic planning. While both of these topics are great and needful, it dawned on me that no one can escape the emotion of discouragement because let’s face it life happens. It’s about what you do with life’s lemons and sour circumstances that will navigate you away from discouragement and to your dreams.
I believe that the best way you can help others is by guiding them through experiences you have conquered. It’s not that I never get discouraged or always find my way to success because I don’t! But I can detect when I’m drawing near the deep end and need to change my perspective about the situation so I can flourish and reach my destiny. So if you find yourself like me discouraged from time to time, register for my webinar that I pray encourages you. Please leave any questions in the comment box so I can answer them on the webinar. I’m praying for you!