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How Do You Handle Times Like These?

Recently, a reader wrote:

"Hi Tony,

How do you handle times like these when everything around you seems to be falling apart and you find yourself in all sorts of situations that you'd rather not be in?

I'd really appreciate your thoughts on the subject.

Thank you in advance!"

Great question!

Here are 3 steps that I suggest you take in the order that I suggest you take them:

1. Take stock of what's right in your life and be grateful for it.

In any sort of upheaval, when it feels like your life has suddenly been turned upside down, it's real easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everything is wrong in your life when, if fact, that's usually not the case at all.

To avoid falling into this trap, simply sit down and write a list of all (the key word here being all) the things you have to be grateful for.

Now, I'm not, even for a moment, suggesting that you run around painting little happy faces on things that don't deserve to have little happy faces painted on them. I'm not suggesting that at all!

What I am suggesting here is that you put things in their proper perspective, and a well-written list of all that you have to be grateful for will do just that.

See my article "What 9/11 and a 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Gratitude" for a great example of this. Click or tap the link below to read it.

Click or tap here to read my "What 9/11 and a 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Gratitude" article.

2. Reevaluate what's important to you and what you want next in your life.

Whenever your situation changes, especially when it changes dramatically and suddenly, it's usually a good idea to reevaluate what's truly important to you and what you really want next in your life. So, after you take stock of what's right with your life, I suggest that you rethink your values list and your next-level vision and refine and/or revise them as necessary.

Don't have a values list?

Then now would be a great time to create one. See Chapter 1 of my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide for detailed, step-by-step instructions. If you don't already have a copy, click or tap the links below to get yours today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide along with my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide bundled together at a discounted price on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide along with my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide bundled together at a discounted price in paperback on Amazon.

Don't have a next level vision statement either?

Then now would be a great time to create one of these as well! See Chapters 6-8 of my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and Chapters 2-12 of my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide for detailed, step-by-step instructions. If you don't already have copies, click or tap the links below to get yours today.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide on Amazon Kindle.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price on Amazon Kindle.

No Kindle? No problem! Click or tap here to get a free Kindle reading app for your device.

Prefer paperback?

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide in paperback on Amazon.

Click or tap here to get my Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide and my Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide bundled together at a discounted price in paperback on Amazon.

3. Decide what you can do now to be better prepared next time and start doing it.

Are there some things that you wish you'd done in the past that would have better prepared you for where you find yourself now?

Now's the time to do something about it!

Not enough cash? Now's the time to incorporate building up your cash surplus into your next-level vision and start moving toward it.

Too much debt? Now's the time to incorporate debt elimination into your next-level vision and start moving toward that ideal.

Not enough toilet paper (who'd a thought?!)? Now's the time to start building up your reserve. Am I suggesting that you become a "prepper"? Not really. However, building up a reserve of the things that you commonly use, if, for no other reason than to take advantage of bulk-buying discounts, isn't a bad idea.

Remember this:

Action is the great cure-all!

Repeat:

Action is the great cure-all!

One more time:

Action is the great cure-all!

Note: I've received a fair number of questions similar to this one from readers over the last few weeks. If you have a related question that you'd like me to answer, you may ask it by leaving a comment below. I'll do my best to answer it here or in a post of its own. Please *do not* ask me medical or political related questions. I won't answer them. As a matter of fact, I won't even post them. My interest here lies solely in the "cure", not the "disease", so to speak.

Related Pages:

Wallace D. Wattles Advanced Vision Guide

Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start & Advanced Vision Bundle

Wallace D. Wattles Quick Start Guide

What 9/11 and a 3-Year-Old Taught Me About Gratitude

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