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Being Content, but Then Climbing Out

At times during everyone’s life (and especially our professional lives), things can look bleak. Perhaps your job prospects post-graduation from law school are uncertain. Maybe you are up for partner in a couple years, but you are nervous that you will not make. Just maybe your situation is far worse for some reason.

The good news it that Dawn at Frugal for Life has a great post on Contentment and Breaking Free. The key, she explains, is that when you hit a low-point, you have to accept where you are, but then start climbing up. In her own words:

Call it ‘hitting bottom’ or ‘survival mode’, but it is where people get to when a bad habit has taken them to destroying themselves. It is at that point they accept where they are and start the long, slow journey and getting themselves out of it, all the while, starting new habits. Nothing will change in a life of bad habits if we don’t use our emotions to kick start the change, find contentment or acceptance and then change our mindset to break loose and expand our horizons.

This applies to every area of life, be it your career, your personal life, debt, or anything else. Sometimes hitting the bottom can be the best thing that happens to you. It is then that you realize where you are, and once you understand your surroundings, you can begin the journey to where you want to be.

Do you have any experience with this kind-of situation that you would like to share? Please post a comment or drop me a line.

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One Response to “Being Content, but Then Climbing Out”

  1. Jessie Hicks
    November 12th, 2008


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