When you experience a tragedy or a personal crisis, it’s perfectly normal to go through stages of fear, anger and sadness, but at some point we all have to say: “I’m still here. Do I want to spend the rest of my life wallowing in misery, or do I want to rise above what has happened to me and pursue my dreams?”
Is it easy to do that? No, it is not. It takes great determination, not to mention a sense of purpose, hope, faith, and the belief that you have talents and skills to share. The age-old, time-proven, undeniable truth is that you and I may have absolutely no control over what happens to us, but we can control how we respond. If we choose the right attitude, we can rise above whatever challenges we face.
You likely will have no control over the next big bad bump in your life. A hurricane hits your house. A drunk driver crashes into your car. Your employer lays you off. Your significant other says, “I need space.” We are all blindsided from time to time. Be sad, feel bad, but then pull yourself up and ask, “What’s next?” Once you’ve whimpered awhile, vented, or shed all the tears in your tank, pull yourself together and make an attitude adjustment.
Find your purpose, have hope for the future and faith in the possibilities for your life, and to love yourself as you are.