Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Key to Taking Control of Your Life

How many times have you found yourself in a funk when you just can’t seem to get up the ambition to face another day? Your life is spinning out of control and, although you’d just like to chalk it up to depression, you know that it’s gone beyond a mere mood swing. Problems confront you no matter which way you turn and there doesn’t seem to be any way out. Here is where your problem arises. Stop right there! There’s always a solution even if it might not be the one you would have personally chosen. Let’s look at the key to taking control of your life once and for all – and better yet – keeping control.

The Answer Lies Within

One thing you may not want to face is that the problem lies within. While that may seem like an insurmountable obstacle, the good news is that if the problem is within you then so is the solution! Maybe you just got tired of fighting what seemed to be hopeless cases and, with each problem you refused to face, another one built up beside it. For example, the power bill was too high to pay this month, so instead you decided to do something else with the little bit of money you had.

Perhaps it was that new dress Suzie wanted for school or a pair of athletic shoes Johnny had been wanting. Although it made you feel better to do something for the kids, you just compounded your problems because that bill isn’t going anywhere. Instead of owing an extra $300 next month, you will owe late fees and reconnection fees if your lights get shut off. Now, how did that help? It didn’t! You need to face the fact that you simply made a bad choice. That’s right, the problem and the answer lie within.

There’s Always an Alternative

This is where it will take some work to turn your life around. It will take honest assessment of what your patterns are and how they could have landed you where you are at this point in your life. Let’s take a look at that power bill you couldn’t pay. Did you try calling the power company to see if they would set up a payment plan? Did you investigate how to find Installment Loans that could be repaid out of your direct deposit paychecks? Perhaps you could have sought help from a church or community group to find clothing vouchers for the kids.

The point is, there’s always an alternative if you are willing to do the legwork. It does you no good to simply give up on life! As the old cliché goes, “where there’s a will there’s a way.” And, so it is with your life. Once you understand that you, and only you, have the power to make the changes you need to take control of your life, you will have made the first step toward a brighter tomorrow. It’s too easy to just give up. Don’t let obstacles block your path. With just a little thought and a bit of courage, you can find your way around them. Why not start today?

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