Switching our focus onto more contemporary, modern day authors, the Affordable Bankruptcy Courses road of blogging has brought us to the doorstep of Stephen King. If you are a fan of science fiction, fantasy and horror novels, then his books are definitely for you. Don’t like reading? Then try one of the many feature films adapted from his books: The Shining, Rose Red, The Green Mile, The Mist, It, Misery, Carrie… to name a few. Quite frankly, it seems almost impossible to not have seen or read anything by the genius that is Stephen King. However if you are one of the unfortunate few (yes, his books really are that good) reading this article who are hearing of him for the very first time, then prepare yourself for a literary awakening!
During a time as difficult as bankruptcy, you may be feeling at your most vulnerable. But it is important to stay smart. As King wrote, “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.” Don’t let people take advantage of you during your period of financial distress. Make sure you choose an experienced, licensed bankruptcy attorney and know what questions to ask when preparing to file and have your debts discharged.
As difficult as it may sound, try not to let bankruptcy consume your thoughts, feelings, days, nights…life in general. Every day may not be wonderful, but there is some wonder in every day. “You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.” Put simply, happiness is important. If you need to laugh, laugh! Laughter is one of the best medicines, and everybody deserves the chance to be happy – don’t let bankruptcy deny you of this simple joy.
“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’”
When faced with the concept of having to file for bankruptcy, what is the best way to approach it? One step at a time. Trying to take on everything at once will only add even more stress to the process, which you don’t need. Try to break things down into smaller pieces – remember, a burden shared is a burden halved. For example, first set your mind on finding an EOUST-approved bankruptcy course provider, to offer you the Credit Counseling and Debtor Education required to file for bankruptcy and have your debts discharged. Only when you have completed these, should you mentally take on the next challenge. Don’t overwhelm yourself. There are tools and resources out there to help you repair and rebuild after you have completed filing too. You are not alone!
One word that cannot be associated with the bankruptcy process is ‘fun.’ In fact, on first glance it may seem difficult to find positive associations – although this has been challenged in one of our past blog entries. We would recommend you give it a read and see if it changes your perspective! Furthermore, Stephen King had a very positive life philosophy, and believed heavily in learning through experience. He said, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones.” So even though bankruptcy is hardly ideal in comparison to financial success, just think of the lessons you are learning throughout the process. You can, and will, get through this. All it takes is a positive mental attitude.
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