Yesterday I had a call from a dear friend and unforunately she was incredibly distraught because she just didn’t know what do to with life. She looked around her and all she could see was her friends moving forward with their lives and as far as she was concerned she was standing still and maybe even moving backwards.
I had a good long conversation with her and managed to make her laugh and also made her realise that no matter if she continued to allow herself to feel this way and not take action to change, then in 5 years times she’s be complaining about exactly the same thing.
If you have a friend in a similar situation, let me just warn you, that sympathy does nothing and infact, it can sometimes even encourage them to wallow in the their self pity even more so! If you are adament that you want to help that person, you have to ignite a spark in them. Snap them out of their depressed state. Even if initially they have to get angry….great let them be angry, let that fire in their belly ignite and then you can work on transforming that fire into desire for transformation.
What ever you do, get them away from the depressing allure of T.V. and get the into a proactive state!