Saturday, March 21, 2009
Understand that Life Isn't Fair
Life isn't always fair, and hopefully I'm not the first to break this bad news to you. Periodically, difficult situations will arise, and how we overcome these situations is an important part of who we are.
Obstacles like getting laid-off, being evicted, or loosing your license, are harsh realities that happen to even the best of people at times. One reaction is to do nothing, meagerly hoping that the storm will pass, which usually leads to more trouble. The other reaction is to accept this new reality, and take measures to survive.
If you are struggling to pay your rent or mortgage, put your pride aside and get a roommate. Roommates are also a great for helping with the utility bills. If you loose your home, consider putting your belongings in a storage shed, and staying with friends until you can get back on your feet. If your license is revoked, offer to pay for gas while carpooling with a co-worker. Drastic times cause, for drastic measures, and usually the quicker you act, the better off you will be. Having a pity party for yourself will only waste valuable time.
If your credit card is maxed out, hiding from the bill will only make matters worst. Make and effort to combat financial issues head on as soon as possible. Contact the credit company and negotiate a payment plan, and then cut up your credit card.
If a misunderstanding causes you to look bad in front of your boss, don't throw your co-workers under a buss. Instead make an effort to work harder from that point forward to regain your bosses respect.
Just because something is unfair, doesn't mean there a magic want to make it all better. The sooner you learn to deal with unfortunate situations the better off you'll be.