Have you suffered some significant challenges recently? 

  • Family disaster
  • Natural disaster
  • Business setback
  • Health setback
  • Personnel problems
  • Legal problems
  • Other

Are you still IN CONTROL OR NOT? Are you:

  • threatening to spin out of control?
  • panicking?
  • unsure about what to do next – what to touch or leave well alone?
  • disoriented – cannot find the information you stored, etc.
  • procrastinating
  • distracted, playing one brain dead computer game after another?
  • scared of confrontation?
  • dizzy / nauseous / blurred vision?
  • threatening to “log out” mentally?


Why? Because lingering in this state could:

  • lead to an extended slump
  • be the undoing of much good work
  • cause a permanent loss of confidence


  • What worries you, masters you…
  • Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind… To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better – King Whitney Jr.
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
  • Fear is the fuel to your success and failure.… the difference is embracing it, or running from it

 You have to “get back on the horse” right away! 

  • Find perspective
  • Chill out
  • Refocus your energy

Reflect on this:

  • Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are – Bertolt Brecht
  • The future of reality is seldom as bad as the future of our fears
  • The most drastic and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action
  • The path to success is to take massive, determined action
  • Worry is a misuse of imagination – Dan Zadra
  • Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life – Adele Brookman
  • It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head – Sally Kempton
  • If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me – Ralph Waldo Emerson