One of the actions I believe can improve my life amidst challenges is reaching out to others. I have used the strategy in the past by sharing my challenges with my close friends. My mentor has been instrumental in my education and social life. She has always offered critical steps I can follow to overcome a challenge. Sharing with others is vital since a shared problem is half solved (McQuaid, 2018). People have solutions for the diverse issues that people experience in life. Some people can provide direct answers, while others will offer pointers that can revolutionize a life.
Sharing with others is vital since it eases the pressure of the prevailing issues. The strategy of reaching out to others provides an opportunity to hear how people overcame similar situations in the past (McQuaid, 2018). For instance, when I shared with my mentor about financial challenges, he narrated how he started a business in the university. The idea was so challenging since I realized that even with little savings, I would still achieve my goal of financial independence.
I will cultivate the action by maintaining a strong network of friends. I believe the network of friends will help me overcome diverse life problems (McQuaid, 2018). For instance, I will regularly meet my mentor, colleagues, and friends, even when I do not have a problem. Sharing and tracking the progress of life is vital since it helps an individual identify strategies they can use to overcome challenges when they occur. I will learn the experiences of other people and how they overcame different challenges. The approach will help me create a network of friends I can run to when I am in difficulty.
McQuaid, M. (2018). Are You Tougher Than You Think? Interview with Emilia Lahti. [Online] Psychology Today. Available at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/functioning-flourishing/201801/are-you-tougher-you-think. [Accessed 9/12/2021]