With so many pressures being placed on us as managers our respective workplaces, it’s only natural for us to feel at times that were not making the progress that we need to make. Sometimes, with all the pressures of life, it easy to feel that we’re heading towards rock bottom.
The truth is, even if we feel we are, we’re probably not at rock bottom.
If it’s any consolation, I’d like you to consider how one of the most respected modern day authors face herself off against the belief that she was at rock bottom. Prior to becoming a multimillionaire with her books based on the Wizard, Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling lived in a council flat with a young daughter on a pension. That’s not a bad place to start if you want to get close to rock bottom.
K. Rowling is quoted as saying this about her rock bottom moment, “I was set free because my greatest fear had been realised, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
I think it agree, that’s a pretty powerful way of viewing rock bottom. So, regardless of where you are right now, realise that being at rock bottom and doing it tough, is at the very least a foundation to build everything on again and to move upwards from.