16 Aug Tragedy
A TO Z: 26 ISSUES TRANSITIONING VETERANS FACE #20
Dealing with a major letdown, traumatic experience, or tragedy is never easy. You have such a high expectation when you set a goal for yourself and if it doesn’t happen the way you expected there is a period of adjustment to try to make it right from a mental perspective. It is a process to deal with failure or any extreme unforeseen circumstance from our internal perspectives. The ability for us to acclimatize successfully to our surroundings will usually dictate the direction we move forward towards our future.
As humans we are usually very hard on ourselves, forgetting all of the good accomplishments that we are able to deliver on a daily basis. Sometimes failure can be a blessing in disguise as it points our ship in a new direction. The ups and down of life take us places we never envisioned and during periods of transition having to map a new course can be extremely difficult. That is why having a mind that is innovative and adaptive continuously is key.
There are many levels of disappointment during our individual journeys. Dealing with each one from a distinct perspective without over analyzing or overly comparing one transformational experience to another is critical in the conflict resolution process that is ongoing in our minds. Being able to reflect back on a specific incident or time period of life as a reference and not the status quo is extremely important in breaking any dysfunctional cycles in our lives. Therefore, how we transmit information in our minds and through our psychological subconscious thoughts will define who we are and how we evolve through trauma.
Having a roadmap or a plan will help alleviate stress and anxiety that comes with negatively viewed life-changing events. We all have different thought processes and what someone views as a positive may be viewed as a negative to someone else or vice versa. We have to gather the intelligent background data and information to help us recover or move forward in the best way that we can.
This methodology of psychosomatic decisions will be different for everyone in the world. Knowing your inner self and being connected to people who have a direct correlation of positivity in your life can or may be the difference between survival and death. Understanding who you are and what you will fight for ultimately always defines having the ability to overcome or the desire to give up.
“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston S. Churchill