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Feeling Accomplished After Hitting Rock Bottom
“Hitting rock bottom is like being woken by your alarm in the middle of a nightmare; it’s scary, but you have had an awakening and an opportunity to level up”– Karyn De Mol.
Using hitting rock bottom as a catalyst is how to create your best life. It is human nature to feel safe, preferring to do what is easy with the least resistance. Getting out of our comfort zone can be complicated and scary. Hitting rock bottom can be more frightening and therefore be the fuel to push you to do something more terrifying than change.
I hit rock bottom twice, once in my late 40s, waking up wondering what my life’s purpose is. I was childless with a loving partner, a promising career, and great friends, but I felt like I had made the wrong turn in life. Being diagnosed with cancer 18 months ago could have kicked the wind out of my sails. Luckily after many years of self-development, I had many tools to help me through the scary changes.
Embrace Hitting Rock Bottom as a Positive.
Hitting rock bottom produces emotional pain, which can be the motivation that has been missing. Rock bottom provides an awakening where you realize that you can’t deal with the pain. Pain is often the inspiration where we are inspired to push away from the pain, discovering things have to change. After all, nothing changes if nothing changes.
Change means learning a new way of thinking which involves getting out of our comfort zone. We must let go of the old so the new can appear. To be successful, we need to do a flip, run away from the negative and the pain, and run towards a new positive goal; otherwise, once we are no longer in pain, we will return to our comfort zone.
The Benefits of Hitting Rock Bottom.
- One of the critical benefits of hitting rock bottom is that it forces us to confront our problems head-on. We can no longer ignore the issues holding us back and take responsibility for our actions and choices, even if they are scary and uncomfortable. Getting uncomfortable is where the magic happens.
- Another advantage of hitting rock bottom is that it often inspires us to seek help and support from others. Whether reaching out to friends, family, or professionals, seeking assistance and guidance can provide valuable perspective and insight into our problems. It can also give a sense of community and belonging, which can be incredibly beneficial during a difficult time.
It is critical that once we have faced our problems and sought help, we must take action to create a better life for ourselves.
Taking Action May Involve:
- Making difficult but necessary changes, such as leaving an unhealthy relationship.
- Quitting a job that makes us miserable.
- Seeking addiction treatment.
- It may also involve setting new goals and working towards them, such as going back to school, starting a new career, or pursuing a hobby or passion.
- Take responsibility, avoid blame mode, and leave the self-pity party.
Fear of failure, rejection, and the unknown can all hold us back from taking risks and trying new things. It is essential to recognize that these fears are normal and understandable, but they should not prevent us from taking action. As long as you have taken the time to heal from traumas, pushing through those fears will be easier.
The key to using hitting rock bottom as a catalyst for change is to remember that it’s not about dwelling on the past or feeling guilty about our mistakes. It’s about taking responsibility for our actions, seeking help and support, and creating a better future for ourselves. It’s about turning a negative experience into a positive one by using it as an opportunity for growth and self-improvement.
By facing our problems head-on, seeking help and support, and taking action to create a better life, we can turn a negative experience into a positive one and make our best life. Remember, every obstacle is an opportunity for growth, and hitting rock bottom is no exception.
Success is not only about achieving specific goals or milestones but also about learning and growing from our experiences. Failure is an integral part of this process; it can teach us valuable lessons that can help us to become more resilient and feel accomplished in the long run.
Karyn works with clients one-on-one in a program where she helps them confidently progress toward their goals. Contact Karyn today if you are looking for a professional to help you. If you’re interested in now learning more about this process, click here to schedule a call with Karyn.
About the Author
Name: Karyn De Mol
Professional Title: Founder of GoodnessMealAlternative
Bio: Karyn is a qualified CPA Accountant with an extensive corporate career and many therapeutic qualifications. As an Empowerment Coach, Karyn founded GoodnessMeAlternative, finding her passion for empowering women to overcome the secret fears and beliefs that hold them back from finding balance in life and feeling peace in their hearts and minds.
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