How To Come Up From The Bottom

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When contemplating how to come up from the bottom, there are a few things you should keep in mind.

How to come upStarting from the bottom is like having a clean slate to draw on

Struggle creates character.  Growing up in the “hood,” as I did, we tend to place limitations on ourselves that we create in our own minds.  What you must realize is that starting from the bottom is an advantage because there’s only one way to go, up.   You can take big risks and set big goals, especially when thinking about how to come up from the bottom.  Bigger risks often times produce bigger results and bigger goals usually create more motivation to reach them.  Realize, money is not the only, or even the most valuable risk that can be invested into your goals.  Time is your most valuable asset.  Usually, what we perceive as being at the bottom still leaves us with our most valuable asset, our time.  You have a clean slate, be sure to draw things that align with what you want out of your life.

Sweat equity is the key to How To Come Up

Sweat equity simply means putting in work.  Sweat equity is the driving force behind any success.  Ideas remain ideas forever without putting action behind them.  Being at the bottom can compromise your motivational level.  Too often, we wait on something or someone to come along and motivate us.  Motivation comes from doing!  You must give energy in order to receive it.  Once you take the initial step, the next steps will seem easier and easier.  Investing sweat equity into your goals is the most important investment you can make to accomplish them.  Do not wait for motivation to get started, you’ll be waiting for a long time, instead start now and enjoy increased motivation with each accomplished task.  At our lowest point we usually have the most time.  Do not waste your time with unproductive habits.  Watching TV, playing video games, listening to music and sleeping too much are some of the most common ways to waste time.  Instead, consume your time with actions that are in alignment with what you want.

Change people, places and things

Often times, our situations are directly related to our environments.  Our environments consist of the people we interact with, the places we frequent and the things we do.  It is a scientific fact, based on the discovery of mirror-neurons, that we become like the people with whom we closely associate with.  Being unfortunate, unhappy and/or depressed are as contagious as disease.  Luckily, success, happiness and love are equally as contagious.  Surround yourself with winners in order to become a winner.  An old saying goes, “If you keep going to the barber shop, eventually you are going to get a haircut,” explains why you should stay away from places that are not in alignment with your desires.  Frequenting the same places, hanging with the same people and/or doing the same things will produce the same results.  You should look at your situation and ask yourself, “Is my environment helping or hindering my progress?”

Invest in yourself

Once you begin to realize the fruits from your work, be sure to re-invest in yourself.  Investing in yourself does not mean buying a new car or a new extravagant wardrobe.  Strategically investing money in yourself will help you reach your goals much faster.  Your cash flow will grow by increasing the cash you put into your venture.  Use the excess money from an increased cash flow to buy things that you “want” and do not “need.”  If you begin to spend on “wants” too early you will drastically decrease your chances of success.

How to come up involves more than stated above

This article is not exhaustive of course.  Creativity, resourcefulness and staying or getting in shape are a few other factors that can greatly increase your chances of success.  The most important point to take from this article is to take action now.  Action is vital to any success and should be taken without hesitation.  If you want to change your situation, change it now.  It is up to you!

Let us know what helps you in progressing towards your goals.  Leave a comment below..



  1. Abena July 31, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    The basics, informative and motivating. Thank you.


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