Tuesday 21 February 2012
Being Stubborn: How To Tackle Tough Situations
I want to talk about being unwilling to give up about anything you consider important to you. Personally, I have been stubborn about many things ordinarily that I would have given up. For each incident that I persisted, I succeeded, for instance the delivery of my last child whom I had when I was just six and half months pregnant- I was stubborn and I succeeded.
What I am trying to say is that it’s a lot of hard work to believe and remain in a situation that fails or yield little or no result. A situation you are most times not in control. What keeps you there is your persistence – stubbornness!
How then do you succeed in tough situations? How do you remain stubborn or persistent? Here are some of my tips:
Take a decision
When in a difficult situation, you do have to take a stand. You must make up your mind on what you want to achieve in that situation. Mind you, then it may take days, weeks, months or even years, whatever time it takes, you must take your stand.
In one of my personal experiences, I was persistent in asking the nurse about the state of my baby, that actually led to her survival and being alive today! (That story is another post).
Just continue, it may not be as fast or regular as it was at the beginning, but keep on and keep going!
Get Closer to your Creator
There maybe times that you are really down and almost out but, if you are close to HIM and draw strength from HIM you will be replenished. Express yourself and talk to Him often (PRAYERS).This encourages and strenghtens you.
Know your priorities. Put then in order of importance. Talk to people who are role models and inspirational to you. Sometimes you do need to take your time and give yourself a break if the need arises. This does not mean you have abandoned or ended the pursuit or even given up rather, it is to re-energize, re-strategize and continue the pursuit of that situation or dream until you reach your goal.
Be Prepared for Criticisms
There will be a lot of discouragement and negativities around, but you know what you want and where you want to go. Take them in your strides and keep moving. These are obstacles you must encounter to get better in your pursuit. Do not let them weigh you down, rather see them as stepping stones to greater heights, reaching your goals.
This is a trying time, when you are likely to neglect yourself. If you do, this would not in any way alleviate or change the situation automatically rather it can aggravate and discourage you further.
Therefore it is important you do take care of yourself. Rest when you need it, sleep at the appropriate time. Eat properly. Just live your life and do not allow the situation to weigh you down so much that you cannot function. Laugh and take things easy. Remember the world has not come to an end yet.
I would love to hear from you too.
“No temptation that has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He would not allow you to be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He would also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it”- 1st Cor. 10:13
“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They are what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm” –Cicely Tyson
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