SOURCE: Ron Edmondson
Have you ever lost your way? Are there any dreams you’ve given up on? Would you like to begin again?
Here are 10 words of hope to help you recover from a broken dream:
Recharge – Recharge your drained batteries. Read a good book, hang out with someone positive, or attend a conference. Find the way you gain energy.
Rest – Struggles drain us personally. Sometimes we can’t continue until we have an extended period of downtime. You may need a sabbatical.
Reward – Reward yourself for small achievements. You may just need one win to spur you to greater things.
Re-energize – As strange as it sounds, I find exercising to be helpful when I need more energy.
Resist – Push through the pain and resist the temptation to quit. You’ll be surprised how resilient you are if quitting is not an option.
Renew – Renew your passion for the vision you once believed in. It could be the vision of the person you intend to be.
Restart – Invite some change, begin something new or try a different approach. It’s okay to do something completely new!
Reclaim – You had a dream. You believed in it. It had potential. Perhaps you simply need to reclaim what you already had.
Rejoice – Sometimes you need to throw a party…even before you realize the victory. A celebration may give you the motivation to try again.
Remind – People follow a leader. Remind others of their role in achieving their individual dream. Spurring another to victory will energize you.
Here’s the plan:
- Pick the one of these you feel you need the most, write it on an index card, then place it somewhere you’ll see often.
- Invite a friend to hold you accountable.
- Share your story with others in an effort to help another recover.