Hi, how’s it going? I hope you’re doing well.
Today I want to talk about “waiting for something to happen.”
Think back – when you were little, weren’t you always “waiting for something to happen?”
Like getting to the next grade in school… And vacations…And birthdays…And holidays…
And impatiently waiting to grow up.
But here’s the shocking truth: People who are always “waiting for something to happen” never become successful. It’s the people who, in spite of all the odds against them, make it a point in their lives to be successful. No more waiting – they just make things happen. And sometimes that takes some creative thinking on the part of the person.
Like a job, for example. There’s no question in the United States that the unemployment rate is high. I have noticed that many people are sort of waiting for a job to land in their lap. I know lots of my friends like this. They are just “waiting for something to happen.”
On the other hand…I have a few friends that go out there and find a job and create opportunities for themselves. This reminds me of bipolar disorder.
Many supporters and survivors just wait for bipolar episodes to improve magically on their own.
But it doesn’t work that way. You have to be proactive. You can’t just sit around “waiting
for something to happen.”
But here’s the truth about the economy and bipolar disorder: There may not be a job out there for you if you are dealing with bipolar disorder.
Being a supporter, you may need to take time off work to help your loved one. And you will probably never know when this will happen. It’s difficult to work a job under these conditions. Many supporters have lost their jobs because of their loved one having bipolar disorder. And then they find it almost impossible to get another job. When the truth is, they would probably rather be at home with their loved one, anyway.
So what is the solution?
Many people have found the answer in starting their own home businesses. Remember, I told you about being proactive. Being proactive would be starting your own business instead of “waiting for something to happen,” like waiting for that perfect job to come to you.
Remember, I also talked about creative solutions, that you might have to approach things a little differently (more creatively). That’s where people are coming up with the idea for starting their
own home businesses.
This type of “job” is so much more well-suited for someone who has bipolar disorder or their supporter.
Well, I have to go!