It Can Always Get Worse

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Ever catch yourself saying something like, “Well at least it can’t get any worse!”  That’s a stupid thing to say.  Because trust me, I have conclusively proven – it can always get worse. 

I thought when I was so sick, I was spending 16 hours a day in bed, it couldn’t get worse.  Then after the tax authorities seized my business and sold it for overdue taxes, I thought it couldn’t get any worse.  Of course after I had to sell all my furniture and was sleeping on the floor, I thought it couldn’t get any worse.  When I got shot, and was laying in the street, surrounded by a pool of blood, I thought it couldn’t get any worse.

But it can always get worse…

So how do you stop things from actually getting worse, and reversing the direction?  I can only share what worked for me, in the hopes that you can extrapolate what that may look like for you.  For me it all boiled down to ONE question.

I looked at my life.  The health challenges.  The business failures.  The eleven negative, dysfunctional relationships in a row…

And I’d like to tell you that I immediately asked the question that transformed my life.  But I didn’t, because I needed to wallow in victim-hood for a while.  I had to blame my troubles on my ex-lovers, the economy, my crooked partners, and the assholes at the IRS.

But you can only sell that shit to yourself for so long.  Finally I had to ask myself “the question.”  And that question was…

In all of these drama and trauma situations, is there one person – who was always at the scene of the crime?

To be continued…

-RG

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