When your car’s gas tank is empty, you don’t sit and get depressed and think it’s permanent. You go fill it up. It is the same with life-when you’re running on empty, go fill up your tank with a better thought, emotion or action and get on with life.” Esther Hicks.
For many people, when things get tough, they shut down. They run out of gas, feel stuck and sit waiting for rescue.
As today’s quote so clearly says, you can’t side idle – you must get up, take ownership and get on with things. You are responsible for your rescue.
But here is what you need to know: You are infinitely more capable than you first believe. You have significant talents and strengths; you have wisdom and power – you need to access it.
Ariane de Bonvoisin explains in her book First 30 Days that when you encounter an obstacle, you are forced to stop – and now think. An obstacle is nothing more than an opportunity to look into yourself with new clarity to see your greater capabilities. Obstacles – tough times – actually can show us how much more capable we are.
So how do you keep driving when you feel like you are out of gas?
1. Find some quiet time and listen inward – get introduced (or re-introduced) to the more significant you.
2. Modify your perspective to identify that despite what things look like, there is something good in the works – be optimistic.
3. Start listing ways to get yourself moving again – consider everything.
4. Share your list with others and ask for their ideas – take advantage of collective genius.
5. Choose to act by creating a plan – start small; but start.
No one said life would be easy – but it is always good. Obstacles force us to better know ourselves and to see what we are really made of. So when you feel like you are out of gas, build a plan to get yourself back on the road of life. It is both an adventure and a great ride.
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