Everyone experiences obstacles, setbacks and the proverbial scraped knee, as well as victories, progress and achievements. The consistent factor throughout all of this is that YOU have made it through absolutely everything you have faced. I invite you to acknowledge and find strength in the fact that your track record in life has a 100% success rate.
What if challenges helped us experience the fullness and even sweetness of life? No matter what happens, we get to choose how to react to each experience. Consciously decide to keep moving and you will come out on the other side, the lighter side.
Even when life seems to be punching you in the throat, remember you have already made it. You are here today and you are undefeated. The only way to “lose” is if we allow ourselves to stay trapped by roadblocks.
When you are tempted to give up, remember nothing has ever truly stopped you before. Things may have slowed you down and challenged you but you have won every single battle by breaking through the barriers.
This will pass. All things (and people with a propensity to jackassery) inevitably come and go. Choose to make a shift or change and discover what happens!
Learn to trust. Things work out in the end. Trust in yourself by following your intuition and doing your best, and then move forward one step at a time with confidence in the future.
Learn from your experiences. Setbacks and challenges are simply a form of practice. The journey may not always be easy, but it will be worth it. Especially when you find amusement along the way.
Look for new beginnings in every ending. Thank your past for experience and life lessons. Great beginnings can happen when something else comes to an end.
Remember your magnificence, brilliance and badassery! You have unlimited potential. Tap into that greatness and put things in perspective.
Have support. On days that you forget your awesomeness, have supportive people to remind you of how amazing you are and help remind you to put things back into perspective.
Tough times may seem like marathons, but it is important to remember that inevitably they lighten up. You have the power to navigate through the temporary setbacks and the choice of how you let them affect you. Stay positive and motivated, believe in your dreams, have a good laugh with a friend, and go out and continue to rock your life.
Ask yourself, “What can I learn from this that will make me better in the future?” And, of course, one of my favorite questions: “What’s interesting or amusing about this so that I can now create a new perspective?”
Keep moving forward. You so have what it takes. 100% guaranteed.