Getting Knocked Down
This question came in from a Success 2.0 webcast.
“When your mind takes a hit after working hard at getting better, how does one get back?” Chris
Chris, good news and bad news on this one. The bad news first. We all get knocked down! Everyone has to deal with taking a mental hit, even if you are working on staying mentally strong and staying positive.
Here is the good news. You can decide NOW how you are going to respond when you take a mental hit. Here are a few things to remember.
“Logic will not change an emotion, but action will.” Zig Ziglar. You can not “just” think your way out of a mental hit. It is important to recognize that you have taken a hit, and then you have to take action to get back on track.
Have on hand your favorite books and audio recordings, and when you take a hit plan some time each day to absorb the good stuff.
Call a friend or mentor who is positive and ask them for a little motivational feedback. It’s great if you can also be this person for someone else.
Create a victory list of all of the things you have accomplished and the goals that you are in the process of achieving and review it when you get knocked down. This will remind you that you have been knocked down before and you can get back up and achieve great things.
Pray. Tell God exactly what is going on, ask Him for direction, and then be still and listen. It is amazing how many times getting knocked down really means that you just stand up and start again, in a slightly new direction!