You’ve done some research on bankruptcy and Newnan bankruptcy lawyers. You are not certain about bankruptcy lawyers and don’t really know how to find one or even whether you should find one. You are getting hounded by relentless creditors. You mentally beat yourself up for being in financial difficulty – even if there was little you could have done to prevent it. Sound familiar? I hear some version of this story almost every day from hard working people like you. And while my primary job is to help you understand your bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy options, I also feel compelled to put on my counselor hat from time to time.
You see, I can see the strain and apprehension on your faces when I see you in my office. I understand the courage it takes to finally come and talk to me. I see the guilt, the stress, the frustration, the embarrassment. It’s ok that you feel this way. It means that you are an honest person who deserves to start feeling better. So from this point forward, make the decision to stop the beatings – you’ve punished yourself enough.
I want you to think a minute about something:
- How many people would start businesses if there were never an opportunity to start over if things don’t go as planned?
- How many people would try and develop new products and services if there were no opportunity to start over?
- How many people would take the risk of buying a home if one mistake would put you in poverty for the rest of your life?
There is a reason in our society that we have bankruptcy – life happens – it is what it is. I know it’s not fun, and I know it’s not where you want to be, but I also know that Americans are resilient and we find ways to get back up on our feet. So take that first step now – make the decision to find the lessons in your situation, learn from them, but let go of all the negative feelings – it’s just another of the lessons life will teach us. When you understand and accept that you are not bad or evil or worthless because you need financial help in the form of bankruptcy, you will understand what I mean by Zen and the art of Bankruptcy – it is what it is.