How Can You Be Successful During Your Low Tide In Five Steps?

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“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” -Harriet Beecher Stowe

Keep this in mind whenever you are faced with low tides of your life.

In life, you will experience both high and low tides just like the beaches. It may be easy when things are going well for you during your high tide, but what about when your low tide. Today’s inspiration is all about helping you to deal with and make the most out of your low tide. In doing so, we are going to take a look at a few questions:

  1. What is your high and low tide?

  2. What are three reasons why you go through low tides?

  3. What are three questions must you ask yourself during your low tide?

  4. How can you become successful during your low tide in five steps?

Now that we have the questions, let’s find the answers!

What is your high and low tide?

I am going to use Merriam-Webster to help me define the two definitions and relate them to you.

First, lets us deal with high tide from Merriam-Webster that fits this thought:

  • culminating point : climax

When you are at your high tide, you are functioning at your best and feeling good about life. The worries are not as great because good things are happening around you.

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On the other hand, when it comes to the low tide, here is Dictionary.com’s definition that fits perfectly:

  • The lowest point of decline of anything.

During your low tide, this is where you start to either seeing yourself losing something or feeling down about something. The worries become greatest during this time because things are either stagnant or potentially getting worse.

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What are three reasons why you go through low tides?

At various points in our lives, we do go through low tides. Although the reasons do differ from person-to-person and from situation-to-situation, here are three facts to consider about your own low tides:

  1. You cannot control when they will come or go.

    • You cannot predict or decide when your low tides will hit your life.
  2. They exist in your life at the right times for the right reasons.

    • Every low tide that you get comes on time for you to deal with whether you think the time or the situation is right.
  3. They come with lessons for you to learn.

    • Each low tide that you face comes with a set of lessons for you to apply to your situation and overcome so that you can begin to recover and find success

No matter what the reasons may be that you are experiencing your low tides, understand that you are not alone when it comes to experiencing them.

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What are three questions must you ask yourself during your low tide?

Every low tide that you receive in your life will reveal to you something in which you need to pay attention to. Although each low tide will reveal something different, here are three constant questions you must ask during each low tide:

  1. What was hidden by the high tide?

    • As mentioned earlier, your high tide gives you the mentality that as long as things are going well, no need to sweat the issues and can be put away until another time, but when you hit your low tide, those issues seem to be larger to where it can no longer be hidden.
  2. How did I arrive at my low tide?

    • The low tide that you are facing reveals not only the issues that were hidden by the high tide, but it also can tell you the people, actions, and circumstances that landed you at your lowest point.
  3. How can I deal with and overcome my low tide?

    • Your low tide can also provide to you the answers and resources needed to get up from your low tide and start your recovery towards becoming successful.

These three questions will provide the clarification needed to deal with any low tide that you may face.

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How can you become successful during your low tide in five steps?

If you want to become successful, you must learn how to deal with your low tide. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Accept the low tide.

    • You must be willing to accept the low tide that you are in at the moment.
    • This can be done verbally or by writing it down.
  2. Identify the issues.

    • Seek and find the issues that have you in the low tide that you are facing.
    • You can do this through self-reflection or even asking someone to help you. Make sure the person is someone who you trust has experience SUCCESSFULLY dealing with the issue that you face.
  3. Look for the solutions.

    • Based off of the issues, come up with solutions that will allow for you to deal with the issues and help you rise again.
    • You can do this through research, your own personal brainstorm or asking for guidance from the people you trust has experience SUCCESSFULLY dealing with the issue that you face.
  4. Get your plan and resources together.

    • Once you can find the best solution to deal with your low tide, get a solid plan along with the proper resources to help you become successful.
    • Here is how to tackle both:
      • In regards to your plan, craft it with reachable goals along the way and alternatives in case you run into issues.
      • In regards to your resources, find the items and people needed to help you recover and make your plan of recovery a success.
  5. Take action and rise from your low tide.

    • With your plan and resources in place, it is time for you to make the decision and take action to recover from your low tide.
    • The only you are going to do this is to follow your plan, utilize your resources, and do not quit until you have succeed in recovering from your low tide.

If you follow these five steps, you will find the way to use your low tide in order to become successful.

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I encourage you to take the time to deal with your low tide, whether or not you want to do it. It may not be the most desirable thing to do, but if you not deal with it now, you may not find your way towards overcoming those issues at any other point. Let’s remember that it is not always what you do when things are going well in your life, but it is also when things are not going well that will ultimately determine if you are going to be successful in life.

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I have three questions to ask you in order to get your insight on this matter. Feel free to answer and comment in the comment section below:

  1. How do you deal with low tides in your life?

  2. What is the most challenging thing about dealing with issues during your low tides?

  3. What would you recommend to someone who is facing low tide in his or her life?

Your answers and comments can help yourself or someone else learn how to conquer the tough spots during a low tide in life and recover to where high tide can be experienced again.

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I am a husband, father, life coach, motivator, and sailor wrapped into one guy with one mission in mind: To bring you the motivation and inspiration one post at a time!

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