Bouncing Back From Darkest Days
Matt Beans joined me to share his experience and how he bounced back from his darkest days. Something I feel has a lot of stigma around it is the topic of suicide and that’s something we touch on in this episode.
When Matt fell to his darkest days and contemplated suicide he felt he had no purpose. He shared a brilliant thought with me that he discovered – if you have a heartbeat, you have a purpose.
That means, we’re all here for a reason. I know what it’s like to feel down, get into a dark place and wonder when you’ll see the light of day. We all go through tough times or dark periods; the key to coming out of that is in serving others. Changing your focus and speaking of things you are grateful for.
Mindset is everything
We touch on some key points in this episode from mindset to perspective and the ability to change your viewpoint. Rather than focus on how bad it is, turn that around. No matter what your focus, what you focus on expands. If you’re sulking in how bad it is, that’s your reality. If instead, you find gratitude and joy, you’ll experience more of that.
Focus on what you can control
When Matt chose to shift his mindset his whole world changed. He’s actually become the calm in the storm and chooses to focus on what he can control. Emotions are one of them. Emotions are a clear indicator of your thoughts or vibrations. When you feel good or when you feel bad are immediate ways to know where your thoughts are.
I always preach on getting out of your comfort zone. If you want to experience growth, you have to get comfortable being uncomfortable. This is something Matt has embraced and continually tries new things. Plus, if you don’t try you don’t know!
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