Know your potential, and don’t sell yourself short in life, not for anyone or anything. When depression hits, it hits hard, it’s a result of unhappiness with yourself, and where you are in life, don’t let that happen to you! Stay goal-oriented. Positivepsychology.com, states that: “… goals affect the intensity of our actions and our emotions – the more difficult and valued a goal is, the more intense our efforts will be in order to attain it, and the more success we experience following achievement (Latham & Locke, 2006).”  Your past is not always the best indicator of future success, know that you can and will overcome hardships in life, and that you can do anything you set your mind to. Goal setting has been viewed as an intervention technique, not just to avoid failures past or future, but to set our mind to what we want in life, and to stay committed to those personal endeavors in life. “Thinking positively about the future bolsters our ability to create goals and consider the actions required to achieve them.”  The times may be difficult, but “How you think of a difficult situation is everything.”  It’s the difference between allowing the times to control your abilities in life, and taking charge of your life, and doing your best in spite of your circumstances whatever they may be. Sure we all have unwanted thoughts, and face unwanted pressures in life, but that doesn’t mean that you should allow others to control you, its important to stay true to yourself and do your best in spite of whatever is going on around you, that not only shows that you are a strong person, but that you have the potential for future success too, the better able you are to manage your stresses earlier on in life, the better off you’ll be. According to keckmedicine.org, “In your 30s, it can be harder to maintain a work-life balance as your responsibilities” change, resulting in “Lack of satisfaction, growth and fulfillment at work may also become a source of stress in this decade of life.”  No matter what, keep going in life, whether you have it all, or you think you should have more in life, know that you are blessed, live life with purpose, and always express gratitude toward those who help you along the way, they’ll be glad to see you doing better in life, once you start achieving again. We all experience slow downs in our careers, change paths from time to time, get different jobs, date different people, all of these changes make you who you are, and show that you have the ability to withstand all kinds of pressures in life. Don’t lose faith in the strength that you have exuded in the past, and find yourself again!
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