6 Practical Ways to Defeat Discouragement Today

By Steve Austin | Ask Steve Austin

Jul 13

On Monday, I was feeling really discouraged. Monday night, I had a life coaching session of my own. It was powerful, I think I can even say it was life-changing.
6 practical ways to defeat discouragement

6 Ways to Defeat Discouragement

We talked about what life might look like for me in 10 years, and I was coming from a fear and shame-based mentality that told me life wouldn’t look any different in ten years than it does today, other than an extra five pounds around the middle and some more gray hair.

I was sad.

I felt defeated.

My own entrepreneurial efforts have seemed to have fallen flat lately, and I’ve been in a major season of discouragement.

It’s been about fifteen years since I walked away from a full-ride scholarship to pursue Christian ministry, and the day I told my Dad what I was doing, he expressed his disappointment clearly, saying, “You’ll look back on this in ten years and realize this was the biggest mistake of your life.”

As I processed my current financial state and the way I perceive my career on Monday day, I thought, Dad was only off by about five years.

What about you?

Have you ever been there? Ever thought, “This maybe all there really is…”?

Have you ever found yourself discouraged, disheartened, and defeated?

Me too, I hear you.

In Episode 13 of the #AskSteveAustin Podcast, I dive into 6 simple but powerful ways to defeat discouragement today. As a bonus, I’ll take you through a few minutes of guided meditation.

Join me today on the #AskSteveAustin Podcast for 6 Ways to Defeat Discouragement Today. Just click here.

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About the Author

Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.

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