If you read my blog, Two steps forward one step back, You’ll know the importance of allowing yourself to ‘regress‘ slightly in order to progress.
What I didn’t talk about in that blog was when all you seem to be doing is regressing. When you seem to keep falling further and further down.
Have you ever been there? Have you ever experienced rock bottom? Are you there now?
Not many people will admit to this, or even see it this way, but hear me out because there’s a lot of good stuff here.
Have you ever heard this saying?
When you’ve got nothing to lose, you’ve got nothing to lose
It’s saying that when you’re at rock bottom, you actually have an advantage! You can afford to be bolder and take more risks because the potential payoffs are so much higher than the potential pitfalls.
We hear and see it constantly in our day to day lives as well as in films and televisions programs. The guy who is desperate to declare his love for the girl because, without her, he ‘has nothing.‘
Or someone loses their job, their partner, their home and they have to rebuild their lives from scratch, but this time, they end up even more happier than before. Why? Because this time, they got to start from scratch, learn from past mistakes and are now clear about what they want from life.
Most of the time, life is…. ok. It’s not terrible, of course it could be a little better, but we are so scared to rock the boat and ask for more because we fear we will get less, so we learn to settle. This means that so many of us are walking around with less than adequate lives, too scared to ask for more and just making do with what they have.
When you are not living up to your full potential, and you’re not living as your true authentic self, life takes hold of the steering wheel and that’s when everything seems to be ‘going wrong‘, but what’s actually happening is someone is pressing the reset button for you.
When the reset button has been pressed, you now get to redesign your life in a way that is more in line with who you really are and what you really want.
Hitting rock bottom can seem like such a curse, but it really is much more like a blessing. Yes, it’s difficult. Yes, things seem uncertain but in the end, it will all work out better than you could have ever imagined.
Imagine for a moment, that you have nothing to lose.
What would you want to achieve in life?
What steps would you take to get there?
What resources could you take advantage of that you’re not currently utilizing?