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Bouncing Back Higher by Thinking Big

    Sometimes our troubles bury us. We get bad news followed by more bad news. We reach our limit and can�t tolerate any more disappointments, rejections or failures. We start to feel like we can never amount to anything, and our self worth and self esteem plummets. From our perspective, life looks distortedly dismal.

    We search for solutions to our problems and ask ourselves, Why me? Why is this happening? Our spirits spiral downward and depression deeply sets in. Motivation flees.

    How do we bounce back? What can we do to recover? How can we imagine our lives restored to happiness? What does it take to turn things around so we can be happy and successful?

    Changing our state of mind is part of the key to comeback. We need to focus on hopeful thoughts and on a future that is bright and full of promise. As we change our thoughts, we need to think big. As we gear our lives for recovery, we might as well win big at this game called life. As long as we are bouncing back, let�s bounce back high!

    Thinking big is a creative process where ideas come to mind that will lead to big victories. The brainstorming process yields ideas and solutions that may at first examination seem absurd. Then the possibilities that come out of these ideas become attractive. This is the time to boldly internalize that these ideas can become realities.

    It�s time to think, Why not me? This idea can work!

    I continue to discover in my life that after an adversity, comes opportunity, and after the opportunity, comes personal growth. Sometimes circumstances allow you to accomplish more than you would otherwise have accomplished if the adversity hadn�t hit.

    Life takes twists and turns, forcing us to change our course of action and adapt to situations that are beyond our control. I have found that by consistently thinking big and dreaming about grand outcomes, my life has changed for the better.

    It�s not enough to expect that great things will happen in our lives. We must do something to make these events happen. We have to make connections with other people and strategize a plan of action.

    We also need to spring into action and not depend on others to take charge of our lives. Too often we expect others to come through for us or take charge and do things on our behalf. Maybe it�s time to lower your expectations of others and lower your stress. Do what needs to be done.

    � Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D.

    Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. is a speaker and writer. To book her to speak at a conference, or to subscribe to her free monthly inspirational column, go to: Rosemarie Speaks

    Rosemarie conducts presentations that bring out the best in people, to help them achieve goals, and take charge of their lives. Rosemarie helps her audiences discover their inner strength. Her core message is focused on sharing information, strategies, and life lessons that provide the tools to LIVE LIFE WITH CONVICTION.

    She is the author of �Take Back Your Life!� and is Ms. Wheelchair Ohio 2004.

    Rosemarie would like to receive your comments about the impact her article has made on your life. Write her at: Rosemarie@RosemarieSpeaks.com