Tag: Rock Bottom

Rock Bottom #3: The Climb Out

So last time we talked you were preparing to make a comeback for the ages. How have you been fairing in that endeavor?

Now that you’ve made the decision to comeback from rock bottom into a better life for yourself, it’s time to start the climb. Hold on tight because this is going to be a treacherous climb.

How long have you been at rock bottom? Weeks? Months? Years? Decades? The reason I ask is because the longer you’ve been down there, the longer climbing out is going to take. Don’t be discouraged about your answer. Remember that you are making a comeback for the ages. Believe that it’s possible for you.

Sometimes when you’ve been at rock bottom for an extended period of time, you have an uneasy familiarity with it. A distorted comfort of sorts. You want to get out but don’t want to put in the effort necessary. You don’t want to feel uncomfortable and go through the growth needed to get out. I’m going to tell you something. You need to get comfortable being uncomfortable if you are going to climb out of rock bottom.

When you demand more out of your life, life is going to demand more out of you. It is the balance that holds the universe in order. You’re going to have to dig deep within. There you will find strength unknown to you and potential waiting to be unleashed. So let’s begin the climb.

I will share something with you. During this climb you will experience all types of terrain. Some of it will be smooth, some will be at a gentle incline. This is just life playing a game with you. It’s a preparation of what’s to come.

Then there will be times of difficult traversing. Obstacles thrown your way. Adversities you never saw coming. Defeats that will try to make you lose your grip. This is the test of life. You must hold your ground and continue the climb up.

This is where you must harness your will. Dig deep and not allow anything to get you down. It is about persistence and determination that you deserve to have a better life. Because you do. During these tough times when you are tested remember this. It will pass. Things won’t always be this bad.

So you’ve begun the climb out of rock bottom. What an incredible feat it is! Keep going and don’t stop no matter what. Your life is valuable and you deserve to have more, do more and be more.

Rock Bottom #2: A Comeback For The Ages

So last week you were introduced to what rock bottom is. What it has done to so many lives and all of the potential swallowed in it’s depths. Now it’s time to stop the slippery slope and begin a comeback for the ages.

No one wants to be at rock bottom but sometimes its necessary to plunge into that proverbial pit to learn more about yourself. To go through that process of growth, painful as it may be, to experience the intangibles of life that is your dreams, hopes and ambitions. Its life’s way of asking you. How bad do you want it?

If you’re at rock bottom you know your fair share of adversity. You know what they say, the harder the adversity the bigger the comeback. It’s time to stop sliding down that slippery slope, get your feet of solid ground and begin the climb out of rock bottom.

This is no easy task. Life will try relentlessly to keep you down there if you allow it. This is your life and you deserve more out of it. Now is the time to make a declaration for your future!

Here are some affirmations for you to say to yourself everyday in the process of getting out of rock bottom.

  • My past no longer defines me
  • I deserve more and expect more out of my life from this point forward
  • I believe in myself. I believe in my dreams. I believe my future is going to be bright
  • I will improve myself every day. Giving my best effort each day
  • I am powerful beyond measure and life will no longer beat me down
  • I am courageous. I will do what is necessary to have a better life
  • Nothing can stop me! My willpower is too strong
  • My mind is my greatest ally. I will only focus on positivity. For that mindset shall bring me success and happiness

Say these affirmations to yourself. Say them with conviction. Put all of your emotion behind them. Believe that you will make a comeback in your life. Because you will.

Create a vision in your mind of what you want your life to look like. Focus on it and continue to think about it morning, noon, and night. Let it crystalize to the point that you see it as your reality. Make it feel real, as if you were holding a photograph in your hands. See it, hear it, touch it as if you already have it.

It’s time for your comeback. One that will echo through the ages. You can do it. I believe in you and the greatness that you have within you!

Rock Bottom #1: Introduction

It is a freefall to which mankind has had so many souls fall into its depths. Some rise out some stay there trapped for the remainder of their days. We all know its ugly name. Many of us have been there at one time or another through the journey of life.

Infinite ways of slipping down its slopes and various levels within its depths. It is a chameleon of sorts with each individual having their own perspective of this so called “monster”.

Rock bottom is defined as at the lowest limit or level possible. Meaning that you have hit your low point in life. It happens to the best of us. Life has a fickle way of beating us to our knees and kicking us when we are down. It is a cruel teacher that has no sense empathy. Cold hard truth.

All too often when life knocks you down a swell of negative emotions reaches a boiling point. The response being “why is this happening to me?” With that fear, anger, and resentment towards the cruelties that life may bring, we never truly see the answer.

Usually rock bottom hits when we have given up fighting for what we truly want in life. The “I quit” echoes throughout the far reaches of the universe. Life is just playing a game.

Too many souls to count have never been able to rise from the pits that engulf their lives. Hope seems dead and there is no escape in sight. It is a quiet desperation that is endured.

It is in these moments when we must search for a light. It’s there somewhere. Even in the darkest of times you can always find a light. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness.

Rock bottom isn’t the end of your journey in life, it is the beginning. There you will learn more about yourself than in the highest points of success. Why? Because adversity builds character. Every defeat and every failure in life brings with it a goldmine. Valuable learning experiences that develop character. As with gold you have to search for this value.

In reality rock bottom isn’t always a bad thing. It is a learning experience that can make our lives more fulfilling in the long run. With those defeats, adversities and failures along the way, the taste of success becomes that much sweeter.

Let’s not look at rock bottom or the down times in life as a tragedy. Let’s look for the value in those situations. For that may turn our lives around.

Upcoming Content

Hey everyone!

I thought that I would take a moment and share with you some of the upcoming content that I have planned for the blog. When I started this blog my posts were randomized with various subjects on helping you live a better life. For me the posts seemed a little too unfocused.

My goal every single time I post something new is to give you my absolute best as a writer. Something that I’m still improving on. Also I want to give you valuable insight into living your best life possible. I personally felt that I wasn’t doing my best in delivering these two points.

I’ve been working on a blogging calendar and I thought that I would share it with you so that you could see what content will be posted on what days. Each day will be something different and each day will be part of a series that will be on a given day. I feel that this will not only help me as a writer but also give you more value on how to live a better life.

Here is a preview of what’s to come:

  • Monday: Question of the week
  • Tuesday: Rock Bottom Series
  • Wednesday: Journey of a self-help author
  • Thursday: Finding your purpose series
  • Friday: Poetry or creative writing
  • Saturday: Book review or topic of choice
  • Sunday: Fireside Chats

I’ll explain these in a bit more detail.

Question of the week: I will post a question that will aid you in getting to know yourself on a deeper level. The more you know about yourself the more you will find strengths, weaknesses, hidden talents and new insights that you may not have known previously. The key is to really think about it and answer honestly. You will only improve from getting to know yourself.

Rock Bottom Series: I will post topics about rock bottom. Rock bottom meaning that you are at a low point in your life, are unhappy or want more out of life than you currently possess. We learn more about ourselves in the down times than the heights of success. My goal is to help you find that guiding light that will get you out of the depths of darkness. Where there is a negative, a positive can be found. You just have to be strong and search for it.

Journey of a Self-Help Author: My ultimate goal is to publish my book. Here I will give you weekly insights into my book, progress being made and things that I’ve learned along the way.

Finding Your Purpose Series: We all want to find our purpose in life. Our purpose is the reason why we are put on this earth. Once its found, it gives us a deep sense of fulfillment for our lives. My goal is to help you find your purpose in life.

Poetry or Creative Writing: This is a way for me to express myself outside of my conventional posts. I would like to share this with you. I feel that it is good to change things up to continue to improve upon writing. The prompts will be totally random and I would love for you to give me prompts for future posts.

Book Review or topic of choice: I’m not just a writer. I’m also an avid reader. My favorite genre? You’ll never guess. Self-help literature. Here I will share with you some of the books that have changed my life and made me who I am today. Hopefully they may help you as well. Also I will talk about any new books that I am reading or any book that may be of value to you. If I’m not writing a book review I will be posting a topic of choice that I feel would give you some value to your life.

Fireside Chats: Since the week is coming to an end I want to have a sit-down with you the reader. These will be talks on various subjects that will give you insights and motivation for the upcoming week. This is a more personalized post as if I am talking with a dear friend.

I will be posting a couple inspirational/motivational quotes throughout the week. I love quotes. Who doesn’t?

I will also be making different posts for topics that I can about. So you might have 2 posts a day. The reason for this is so you the reader can gain more motivation and knowledge to help you live your best life. Also to help you rejuvenate your imagination in creative ways.

Now I am going to be completely honest with you. For now this schedule is set in stone but may change if I feel it is necessary. I want to give you something to look forward to every day. My hope is that you will gain valuable knowledge and insight into who you are and how you can live your best life.

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