There are always going to be times in our lives in which it seems like everything is coming down on us like an avalanche. I know that I’ve been through that kind of feeling, and it certainly is something that gets to the core of your very being. One of the things that all of us have in common and business owners is the fact that we are very adaptable to somewhat adverse conditions. None of us really expect anything out of life, and have frequently worked our way to the top of whatever industry we are working in. Nobody is ever asking for a handout, and when the times get tough, the business in this County rules on as if nothing has ever happened. You just have to walk down the main street of any town in this County and understand just what kind of substance the business community has. Let me say, it is truly a vibrant place.
But unfortunately, sometimes things get a little bit overwhelming. I myself, as recently I had a medical condition in which I started to suffer rather extreme anxiety attacks. This was brand-new to me, and I had never really experienced anything like it before. I think when you experience something like a panic attack, at first you assume that it’s a heart attack and that you are probably in for some real difficulties. Fortunately, panic attacks are not anywhere near as bad as heart attack, and are actually very common nowadays. I did not know this, but it didn’t take me long to find out.
One of the most important thing that I learned when I was trying to find out how to stop panic attacks was that there are a few specific use that you can use in order to calm yourself down. I won’t get too deeply into that, but suffice to say that it was a real revelation for me. It made me realize that a lot of the things in our life that seem out of control are actually in our control. I think really what we need to do often is just to stand back, take a deep breath, and think about the big picture. Things are never really as difficult as we think they are, even though during the hard times it may seem as if everything is coming at you at once. All I can say is that the human spirit itself is one of the strongest diamonds out there, and trying to break it is very difficult.
This idea I think will be very important to business owners in the county over the next 10 years. Although I believe the worst has already happened economically, there are always going to be the boom and bust cycles in business. Being able to stand back and take a look at the big picture is one of those things that you need if you want to ensure that you’re going to succeed going forward. There aren’t any real tips that I can give here; all I have to do that if you feel as if things are getting really intense in your life and you have some kind of idea that if you do something dangerous or crazy, everything will be all right, calm down. Just sit back and relax. Everything passes. Life will go on, and you need to make sure that it goes on with you in that mindset possible.