- It ends. That’s the great thing about rock bottom. It’s definite, has limits and once you hit it, you won’t go any farther! Imagine if you hit outer space? You’d float in weightlessness for eternity without ever getting firm footing again.
- It’s entirely directional. Hitting rock bottom immediately shows you the direction you should take. After all, you can’t go down any farther. You can now focus all your energy and efforts in moving up.
- It’s not lonely. Everyone at one time or another hits rock bottom. You can find those who understand what you’re facing and you can help each other in the ascent. Hey, if you’re going to be there, might as well have fun, right?
- It’s the core of your writing ability. Just as hitting bedrock in the earth, rock bottom is at the very core of who you are and what you’re made of. Imagine how awful your manuscripts would be without this hardcore essence. They’d be… umm… in a word: boring!
Reba J. Hoffman is the founder and president of Magellan Life Coaching (www.magellanlifecoaching.com). She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling and is a natural encourager. She serves as Member Care Coach for My Book Therapy and is the author of Dare to Dream, A Writer’s Journal. You can connect with Reba through her motivational blog, Finding True North, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on Twitter at @RebaJHoffman.