Our guest blogger today is Luke Iorio, President of iPEC Coaching.
An interesting perspective came up on The E-Factor show a few weeks ago, and it stuck with me, so I thought I’d share it here.
In interviewing our guest, Ralph Marston of the Daily Motivator, I asked him what trends he saw in the emails he received from subscribers to his daily emails. He noted that, due to the economy in large part, many readers are coming from a perspective that things are bad these days, and that we’ve lost a lot of things in our lives.
Ralph then pointed out that, if we look around, not much in the world has changed drastically from a year ago. The farms that grow our food still exist, law and order still exists, our families and friends still exist, the country we live in still exists. Not much has materially changed.
Many of us may well have experienced losses – the loss of a job, loss of income/savings, or even loss of a home. It’s important to remember that you are still who you are, with the same strengths that you had last year, and you’re hopefully a year wiser for the living.
When times are lean, there is ample space for self-created opportunity to replace what might have gone away, and we often wind up in a better place for having had the more challenging periods. After the stock market crash of 1929, there was a greater period of growth in industry, innovation, and business than there had been at any time prior to that in this country.
So, there can be greatly encouraging news found in the sparest of times. Look in to yourself with deep and honest affection for your strengths, and you may find new riches in abundance just waiting to be dug up.