When it rains it pours, but perspective is everything when enduring a personal storm.
Everyone experiences downpours in life. There’s no way around it. BUT there are ways through it. Most people want to shy away from their downpours, but we all know that rain brings about newness. It cleanses and restores. Read more →
Your story isn’t over. Just think about all that you have been through. Think about all that you have endured up to this point in your life. There is a reason that you are still here. Your experience serves a purpose that is greater than you could ever imagine. I know that I preach about sharing your story, and helping others, but it is important that you do just that.
You may be struggling. You may even be having doubts about the journey that you are currently on, but just remember that you cannot stop in the middle of your journey. This is the part of the movie where you see a person going through the thick of it all. BUT if you just wait a little longer, you will see that person start to rise out of their hardships and into a new, more confident, and powerful being. Every part of your experience should have made you stronger, wiser, more resourceful. All you have to do is take all of the lessons you have learned from those things and finish strong.
Keep pushing! You will find that when you look back on where you have come from that it will have all been worth it. I feel like I’m starting to sound like a broken record…Didn’t I say this recently??? Anyhow, it’s true. Maybe if I keep repeating it, you will allow it to sink in and really start to believe it. Don’t allow your story to fall flat. Make it really good!
One of my favorite movies to watch is The Pursuit of Happyness. The main character takes me through a range of emotions, as he struggles through life, trading one hardship for another. In the end, though, it is all worth everything he went through to finally see his dream come true. In one moment, his life was changed forever. What if he would have given up? What if he had allowed his wife’s negativity to send him into a downward spiral and disregarded his desire to become a stock broker?
Take Action: Pursue your dream until you are living it!
Try again. Whatever it is that you didn’t exactly succeed in doing, you can try again. We’ve been conditioned to believe that whenever something doesn’t work out the first time that it is somehow a sign that we should stop and do something else. Sometimes, it just means that you weren’t ready. Maybe you didn’t have the right tools, knowledge, etc. Maybe the timing was off.
Whatever the situation in the past, it doesn’t matter, as long as you learned something valuable from it. Gather yourself, and try again. It may take several times before you get something right, but in the end, it will have been worth it.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Bruno Mars’ and Mark Ronson’s song “Uptown Funk”, which took the nation by storm over the Summer, had over 80 versions before it was cleared for release? What if he and his team had quit after they didn’t get it right the first or second time. Heck! What if they had quit after the 70th time? Get my drift?
Never give up, no matter how long it takes! As long as you keep trying, you will reach your goals.
Take Action: In the words of Aliyah, “Dust yourself off and try again.”