I’ve been there a few years ago! I fell so hard and so deep that I thought no one can bring me back up. I looked left, right and below me and there was nowhere I could go. I had only two choices: either stay there or try climbing back up!
This happened to me a few years ago, when, as a result of my own lack of action and continuous procrastination, I got hired as a guardian at a school here in Romania. This type of job is considered one of the lowest in my country and it was also something that I never saw myself doing. I had big dreams!!! (and no action to support them)
It’s good to fall
Yes, it is! It’s one of the best things that can happen to you as, once you reach the lowest point you can envision yourself in, you will want to run as fast as possible from that place. You will find yourself more motivated than ever and you’ll look for solutions to never return to that place again. This is what happened to me.
I’ve only worked for 6 months there and I have been managing my own business for the past 18 months. I’m still at the start of my entrepreneurial career but at least now I am shaping my own destiny, instead of letting it shape me.
But what does this have to do with freelancing?
Well, let’s see!
Are you not getting any jobs now? Are you afraid that you won’t be able to pay the rent at the end of the month? Is your budget close to 0? That’s great!
Because now you will:
- be more motivated to take action
- allocate more time to finding freelance jobs and new customers
- do things you may have been ashamed of doing until now
- think of even the craziest solutions to finding freelance work and applying these ideas
- beat procrastination
Basically, all your survival skills will kick in and you’ll be pushed from behind by a new found power and energy. You will feel levels of motivation like never before and you will see yourself moving forward with the speed of sound.
So, what I am really trying to say is that, if you are now at the bottom of your pit or you ever find yourself in this situation, you shouldn’t fear the moment. Embrace it and let it reveal the new you, an upgraded version of what you were.
The fear and disgust you will witness in this situation will not change you for that moment only, but will transform you for the rest of your life.