What happens when a situation seems hopeless?

Keep moving forward. Sometimes a situation seems hopeless, you have no idea how you will move beyond it and all seems lost. Don’t even think about giving up! Stay in the game. What one thing can you do to shift the balance towards the positive? Don’t give the… you don’t understand how bad my situation is answer… there is a story about a man who felt depressed that he had no shoes, until he ran into a man who had no legs… We tend to think our problems are the worst until we see someone else in a more challenging situation.

When you feel hopelessness around you, it’s time to wake up, to energize, it does not matter if you want to or not. Activate faith, faith is that belief in things unseen, believe that things will work out for you, that whatever is happening right now are just hoops that you are jumping through, making you stronger for what is ahead. You are intelligent! Unleash your smarts, get creative, start brainstorming and strategizing possible solutions and opportunities around what you are facing. What one action if you implemented would start to move up towards 0 if you are starting from a negative. You gotta man up/woman up, meaning you are going to need to persevere, it takes time to get unstuck, focus on times you’ve done well, you’ve been victorious, remember who you are and the past good you’ve done. Slowly start recreating the positive energy within yourself.

The most important, keep working! Amazing things happen when you keep swinging the bat, sometimes you connect and hit a home run. But you would’ve never even had a hit had you decided to back off. You’re adversities are there to make you better. Stay focused. You have what it takes.


Nick Ugoalah is a gold medal wrestler, entrepreneur, Chief of a village and a former foster child. He is the founder of UGO High Performance, a company committed to developing high performing leaders, organizations and teams.


He now travels worldwide inspiring others to excellence. Nick is a certified executive coach, and holds a BSc from Brock University and an MBA from Royal Roads University.

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