Feeling a puff of hope

famously wrote a graduation speech in the form of a book to address the ups and
downs of life. 

You’ll come down from the lurch with an unpleasant bump. The
chances are, then, that you’ll be in a slump. And when you’re in a slump,
you’re not in for much fun. Unslumping yourself is not easily done. 

That’s for
damn sure. Because when you’re slumping, it’s difficult to see past the
downpour of negative thoughts. Your mind has convinced you that you’ve lost all
faith in humanity, that life is a massive black hole of joylessness and
despair, and that the impenetrable layer of black, icy futility known as your
career is just a foregone conclusion. 

Good luck unslumping yourself with voices
like that. 

When you feel that bitter, putting your life in perspective is no
easy task. 

The good news is, although you can’t control the dark thoughts that
pop into your head, you can choose
which ones you give attention to and make grow and allow to have power over

One tool I find helpful in unslumping myself is not only considering, but
also calculating the big picture. The
long arc game. The fact that whatever I’m going through right now, it’s
ultimately a minor blip on the radar screen of life. 

Let’s say my slump lasts
for six months. And I live to be eighty years old. Run the numbers, and that
isolated period of time counts for exactly six tenths of one percent of my
entire life. 

That’s like cutting a penny in half. 

What a relief. Visualizations
like that help me feel a puff of hope. 


What calculation might help you unslump yourself?

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