And you are, right? We all have obstacles. We all have to make tough decisions, tap into our inner strength and determination, and fail our way through challenges, setbacks, obstacles and fears.
But every step you take in the forward direction puts you one step closer.
Every challenge you rise to, every obstacle you scale, every bout of fear you claw through… you are closer.
And so all you need to do is keep doing JUST THAT. Keep going, one step at a time, and you will get there.
Have the courage to KEEP GOING.
Happy Monday! This concept has been a little too close for comfort lately but, to its credit, it’s helping me stay encouraged!
So for my part, to the best of my ability (I will confess to having some bouts of monentary doubt, but I mean, I AM human), I am trusting the process, focusing on the next adventure, staying positive, and PREPARING to LAUNCH.
Helen Keller. Thomas Edison. Ludwig van Beethoven. Lou Ferrigno. Juliette Low.
All of these names are well known, because each of these people did AMAZING things. The most amazing of all might be that they all OVERCAME hearing impairments in pursuit of their goals and accomplishments!
I will confess, at a younger age, I thought my own personal hearing loss was a dead end for many things. I didn’t know technology was going to make so many things so much easier, and I didn’t realize that one could still be successful despite the loss of a major sense. The age I lost my hearing is a critical time for self development, and I will confess my sudden hearing loss left me mentally and emotionally crippled for some time.
But that was way back then… this is now!
Someday, I see my OWN name associated with success despite hearing loss. I KNOW I can do anything I want. I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to. I know I will face OBSTACLES, but those are simply my OPPORTUNITIES – to rise, to shine, to overcome… to find a workaround!
I know my hearing loss can’t stop me. If anything, I vow to let it propel me.
Obstacles into opportunities!
Obviously, we would all rather be on vacation, or much more frequently than we are. And even if you love your job, coming off a vacation-high and going back to work can be draining, and make you long for the days you were only concerned about mai tai’s and the lazy river.
But if you find yourself TRULY depressed, or upset to be back home, it might be time to reassess life and see if you might need to make some changes. After all, a proper vacation should make you appreciate your life more, not depress you and make you even more down about your life.
Post vacation is a great time to gauge how things make you feel and decide if you shouldn’t bite the bullet. After all, your end goal is to create a life you don’t need a vacation from!
The most beautiful people are the ones who have KNOWN defeat, KNOWN struggle, KNOWN suffering, or loss… and have found their way out.
They have empathy, appreciation, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, humility, and a deep, loving concern.
Beautiful people don’t just HAPPEN. And beauty isn’t shown from the outside.
True beauty is internal.
Like the song goes… LET IT GO.
I know, it’s terrible when people wrong you, or let you down, or hurt you. And it’s the worst when you wrong YOURSELF.
You might think by holding onto it, you are preventing it from happening again, sort of a form of armor, protecting you. But that’s not what’s actually happening. What is happening, is you are preventing yourself from healing. From moving forward. From rising above.
You are focusing precious energy on something that’s already transpired, something you can’t change. Accept the lesson (and there is one, I promise!), and let it go.
Oh yes, yes, yes!
You have dreams. We all do! Some of us are going after them, despite how hard it may be, despite uncertainty, despite anything. Lift those people up. Help them reach their dreams. Don’t pooh pooh their dreams or make negative comments. It may not be your thing, but its theirs! Be a dream CATCHER, not a dream KILLER.
And hey, if you are feeling daring? Go after your own!
Last week, I had bloodwork done for my a1C. And I will be honest: I wasn’t about balance as much this pasts Summer as I could have been. And my test results showed as such. Slight increase in a1C – up to 7.0.
Which means its time to get back on track and get my Diabetes back under control – I know I can do it and so I will. It’s not easy but I am worth it!
Yes, this bothered me. But no, I won’t beat myself up about it – that’s not a productive use of my time. I am better off focusing my energy on righting this ship.
Got any tips to help me? What works best for you?
I love this short, simple statement SO MUCH. So very true.
Life happens. It happens to all of us. Take a few hours (or fine, a day if needed) to feel the feelings about it, and then move on. Your pity party isn’t changing anything!