On the other hand if there was no drought, (economy skyrocketed) and say you make a lot of money people would consider you brilliant, and successful. Both scenarios cause a perception of who you are based entirely on events completely out of your control.
The economy, or weather do not determine who you are as a human being, but your character does. Usually before any major breakthrough, or accomplishment, your character will always be tested. Many of us have had to face a choice in life to either start over, or continue down a dead end road that leads us to nowhere.
“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that”. Billy Crystal.
Starting over despite failure
For most of us losing everything is unthinkable. Picking up the pieces and starting over in life is our worst nightmare. But that’s exactly what many highly successful people have experienced at some point in their life. Most successful entrepreneurs are willing to do what average people wont do, so later they can have what average people can only dream.of having. When you have lost everything (or so it seems) because of poor decisions, and major failures in your life you probably still have a lot more than you think.
People who are not willing to fail will never experience their dreams. When your not failing at something the chances are your not doing much. Failure is only a stepping stone toward success. We become a lot smarter, more efficient, and stronger through our failure than we ever do through success. Failure is a great teacher.
Through every failed action we do in life it brings us another chance to start over, and do it right. To get a fresh perspective while gaining a sense of inner strength that wasn’t there before. Knowing that whatever we have lost can be replaced with something better, and aligned with something that we’ve always wanted deep inside.
“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure”. Napoleon Hill
Make a come back
Henry Ford went bankrupt 5 times before the first Model T ever left the assembly line. His determination paid off, becoming one of the wealthiest most influential people of his day. Donald Trump was hundreds of millions in debt, but managed to make a comeback. He couldn’t even afford a taxi cab to a meeting with the banks he owed. That long walk in the rain to that meeting made Donald Trump a better Man. He learned from his mistakes, and became much more wealthier as a result.
These are only a few examples of people who had to start over in life. You’ve probably read stories of investors jumping out windows during the great depression. Most of them would have recovered their losses. Many others did, and got very rich. We should never focus on our failures as the final result. If you’re ambitious than you’ll make a comeback with better results than before.
Realize how rich you are
Did you know that you are rich? As hard as it may seem to believe you are very rich. Compared to the rest of the world your living the dream life. The world is filled with people who have nothing. About 3 billion people live on less than two dollars a day worldwide. If you work at McDonald’s flipping hamburgers you make more than 75% of the worlds population.
No matter how much debt you’ve accumulated there are billions of people a lot less fortunate. You maybe drowning in so much debt that you don’t know what to do. But there is something you can do right now. You can start being grateful for everything you have. One of the best ways to change a bad situation is through a deep appreciation for everything you have. When you are grateful for small things in your life big things begin to happen.
Starting over despite circumstances
Starting over in life is humiliating, and horrifying. I know because it happened to me. It was a choice I made to start over. The first few years were very difficult. I went from $60.000 per year to 12,000 the first few years.
Within 4 years I was making 250,000 per year. I was determined to change my circumstance. I used every bit of my time to accelerate my life. Since then I’ve never looked back. One thing I noticed during this time was a deeper appreciation for small things. Small things matter when your broke. Your whole attitude has to change when your starting over in life.
Now days you don’t need a huge investment to make lots of money. Having a low risk business that generates a lot of money is not uncommon. For example an online website that generates unlimited passive income. This minimizes the risk factor. No space rent, No inventory, No employees, and no boss. You can literally make money while you sleep. This is a great opportunity for anyone starting over in life despite their present circumstances.