“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

This is one of my favorite quotes about ‘being at the end of your rope’

I have members ask me all the time how I handle stress with such grace.  I think there are several reasons why I seem to hold it together in the darkest of days.

1- I’ve had a LOT of ‘ends of the world’ moments that I had to pretend weren’t happening. For 6 years I worked in corporate america where I planned national and international events.  When you’re running a national conference, a wedding a birthday party whatever the event, things WILL go wrong.  It becomes your job to make everyone think that’s what’s supposed to happen.  Staying calm under pressure.

2- Others rely on me to be positive.  As a coach at an affiliate I have hundreds of members that rely on me to be their rock and positive influence.  No one wants to hang out with a negative nancy, and if I didn’t have a positive interaction with them, they’d never want to come back

3- I have spent the last year really learning to focus on the positive.  Last year I had to focus on the positives of rupturing my achilles.  What’s positive about that?  Well….I had to focus on a weakness, my upper body.  I had to learn to coach from one leg. I had to learn how to modify around an injury.  I had to rely on others for help.  All good things!

So when you feel like you’re at the end of your rope and you want to quit, you certainly can.  But all that will get you is more failure.  or you can reframe the situation and every event in your life can be a positive event no matter what it is.