Was it a broken heart?
Was it a pink slip from your dream job?
Was it a new marriage?
Was it your first born or unborn child?
Was it a broken promise?
Was it your unexpected diagnosis?
Was it your big idea?
Was it a decision to do something different?
What ever it was that brought you to this point in life---all of it--- was for your good.
The moment you realize that, will also be the moment you finally take that deep breath and move forward with purpose.
I learned a long time ago that I will never win if I put myself in a ring with life. Life is too big and too powerful to fight. Instead, I sat down with life and had a long discussion about how I want to live it and what the rules were going to be. At the end of that discussion, life and I became partners and together we found my purpose.
Now I know that what I just said is the deepest thing that you have ever read from me. It may sound really metaphorical and all “Eat, Pray, Love-ish.” But sometimes you have to go deep in order to build yourself up higher.
Your past is relevant when what you learn form it helps you and someone else. It is time that you learn from it.
If you are tired of feeling beat up by life, and are ready to partner with it to find your purpose, here is your approach:
Stop fighting it. At this point in your life, it is what it is---not what it should be or what you may want it to be. But that’s okay. Your life is not over. Just end the fight. Take a moment to have the discussion. Define the type of life you want to live and how you plan to make it all happen.
Acknowledge the lessons. It is easy to overlook the lesson that a difficult circumstance can bring. Go back to the moment you experienced your most difficult circumstance, and welcome the lesson. Could you learn to listen to your intuition more? Could you learn to be more assertive and to give less of your power away? Could you learn how to be a better friend or a better spouse? Whatever lesson you learn could be the one thing you needed to take you to the next level.
Become a partner. When you learn to work with your life and not against it, you gain control over the type of life you want to live. Instead of life just happening to you and around you, live begins to happen for you. Nothing happens without your consent or awareness.
Let’s talk. Join me in the comments section below. Have you been feeling beat up by life? How have you handled difficult circumstances in the past? How will you apply my approach?
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Until next time Loves…When in doubt, simply do what makes sense!