We’ve got a pretty thriving Facebook Community and one of the underlying themes I see quite a bit there is setbacks, struggles, trials, adversity, and obstacles. And, more importantly, questions about how to overcome these “expected unexpecteds” in life.
This is going to be tough because, obviously, I cannot go through every scenario in which you find yourself on a daily basis in the next eight minutes but, what I can do, is give you a three-part formula that I’ve used in my time here on this spinning rock that has helped me overcome some major hurdles – hurdles that many of you have experiences or are in the middle of right now.
I’ve been fat, I’ve been broke, I’ve been depressed, I’ve had failing businesses, I almost lost my marriage at one point and, I can tell you that this simple strategy, although it’s not easy, can help you overcome just about any challenge you may find yourself in.
But, before I share the formula with you, I need you to understand something: you are responsible for what you do with your life. No one else – you!
Yes, you can have friends. Yes, you can have mentors. Yes, you can have a support group or a team. But, at the end of the day and regardless of their effort and help and resources, it is up to you to build the life you want. And that means that, at times, you are going to have to face some things alone. You’re going to have to stare down whatever trial you have to and figure out a way to go around, over, under, and through that things that might have you pinned down. No one can or will do it for you.
Now, that you know it is up to you, let’s talk about this.
My formula for overcoming any setback is simply REGROUP, RECALIBRATE, AND RE-ENGAGE.
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