Dealing with Difficult Times Depression Motivation - Broken heart, 2 months ago   11:49

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In this episode of The Charged Life, high performance coach and #1 New York Times bestselling self-help author Brendon Burchard shares ideas for how to deal with difficult times in our lives.

This is Brendon speaking freestyle, recorded in one take without prompter or notes.


1. Set Small, Simple Daily Goals. When times are difficult, it’s easy to feel we’ve lost all personal power. So, a simple way to insert agency and progress in our lives is to set three small goals every day and work to achieve them. These can be as simple as taking a shower, going for a walk, or calling a friend. It’s not about taking over the world, it’s about directing just a tiny bit of our day until we can find our footing again.

2. Keep Perspective. Draw some strength from the truth that there have been positive, good, happy times in life and that those moments and memories can return and are with you. And remember that part of keeping perspective is realizing you are not on an island alone - there are people out there who can help you through this. Finally, remember, you are the miracle - the fact that you can choose your attention and breath and choices each day is a profound blessing. Not all is lost or negative - there is always hope and you can make new choices.

3. Ask, “What should I be learning here?” When times are tough, we often feel that we can’t understand or handle things, that we lack competence or capability. So, to shore up those feelings, be strategic and ask, “What could I learn now to better handle this stage of my life?” Develop a learning curriculum for yourself and start studying things that can help or advance your life.

4. Be Your Best Self Despite the Difficulties. When I had a brain injury, I couldn’t control my emotions and actions for a while. I felt out of control. All I could do is set the intention to be my best. I forced myself to ask, “How would my best self interact with this situation? How would I view this, go through this, support others, and grow despite it all?” Sometimes, a simple and positive intention can expand our consciousness and connection with life (and ourselves).

5. Keep Gratitude Alive. This is the time to get grateful for the choices and blessings you do have, for the people you have supporting you, for who you are and who you can become. The surest route from suffering begins at the path of gratitude.


Brendon Burchard is one of the most followed personal development trainers of our time, and he is in the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, his books include The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket. A car accident at the age of 19 inspired Brendon to turn his life around and follow his dreams to be a writer and trainer. After succeeding at that effort (he became a multimillionaire by the age of 32), Brendon dedicated his life to helping others find their charge and share their voice with the world.

Brendon's posts now reach more than 10,000,000 people per week worldwide. He is the star and executive producer of the #1 self-help show on Youtube, and his podcast, The Charged Life, debuted at #1 on iTunes across all categories in multiple countries. His seminars include High Performance Academy, the legendary personal development program for achievers, and Experts Academy, the world’s most comprehensive marketing training for authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders. For these works, Larry King named Brendon "one of the top motivation and marketing trainers in the world."

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Comments 653 Comments

Diana Wagner
so cool. Thank you. I am learning to become generous with myself. Never thought it could be that difficult to realize that I am not so wit that I thought I was. But though I am grateful for being healthy, being able to get out of bed, because I have feet that support my weight.
Life is a roller coaster. It actually is.....
nature in the city
Thank you so much! I will do the different things that you mention. Listening to this I feel better already😲
Sachin DJire
Thanks Brendon
spiritual Associate
I am a caregiver in life I give plenty to others but yet I feel so alone I am blessed with 4 adult children their busy with their lives I have a father who won’t visit and a brother who doesn’t connect I lost the best two people in my life my mum and my dog I am grateful every day for the life I have yet I’m still alone maybe it’s just a lesson in this lifetime I shall still give of myself thank you for your video
Doug The Emporor of Cats and Destroyer of Trees
I have no friends
Makweta Francis
Thanks Mr. Brandon! You changed my mind after watched it
Herve Michel
...thanks for the reminders...1/2 full and at the same time just water...
Princess Farah
I love it you are such a helpful person much love and support ❤️
Lisa Kempson
this video has wonderful information. It's a bit redundant and some might not have the patience to listen all the way through. Would be great to make a shorter version that cuts to the chase. Thank you
Ash Sh
I was lost then I found you 🙏🏻
Decent Boy
I hope this time will also pass.....
My parents are fighting everyday and me and my sister , were worried . But we're not doing Enything . Now I'm trying to spend more time with them Couse of you. Thanks.
Sade Metsävirta
I feel so sad and hopeless in my life, I don’t feel like a useful member of society or important in any way
Izazul Khan
Honestly, great video for a pick-me-up! I have a lot of issues with my family going on right now and I felt like I was on the edge till I saw this video. I will be a role model for my family and myself. I will be the best version of my self.
Stephanie Wright
So informative. Thanks for sharing.
Yvonne Landa
This needs to be a study of mine
It's hard sir to grad 4m clg and still not having a job at hand. It's really piercing me. Thank you sir. I will try my best to come out of my dark days. Please help me. 😑
Calum John Roberts
I'm going through one of the toughest times in my life at the moment and I feel like I'm gradually going off the rails as time goes on. Though I suppose just keeping those "Three Little Goals" will make move so far forward that when this total shitstorm is over, I will feel so proud of myself. That I didn't just break down like most people would. Only 1 in 10,000 of us are at peace with ourselves. To be a member of that small exclusive club is more than special. It's super special.
Pranoy Mehra
Fariha KQ
I need to thank you for this... I felt connected... It resonated...
You shone a light into my dark hole and threw me a rope... Thanks x
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