Life is a rollercoaster with its ups and downs, plot twists and turns. This is what makes the human experience, indeed, human. One minute, authentic feelings of joy, happiness, and a surge of good vibes seem to be in overabundance. Then suddenly, as an ice cream cone is easily snatched from a babe, that terrible moment of feeling robbed by life is just as real as it is jolting, literally the very next minute. It can stem from the loss of a job, a loved one, a sense of self from a failing relationship, and so forth. Whatever the reason, life is super efficient at throwing those infamous curveballs nobody saw coming, including your mama and them.
Often times, it's quite easy to equate the "real world" as being more on the negative spectrum of the "way of life". And, these reality shake ups can have adverse effects, altering perceptions that can deter self-motivation and halt efforts made towards personal progress all while throwing major shade on a once optimistic outlook. It normalizes the sentiment "it is what it is"; although, there is a very fine line between having a healthy balance of that particular outlook and throwing in the towel where you've learned to accept things as they come. It's important to hold tight to that sense of determination to press on with continuing to carve out the life you envision for yourself in your wildest dreams. After all, achieving personal milestones is literally a plan and a few action steps away, if you get out of your own way.
Life, itself, does not owe anyone anything. Just as events in the universe occur at random, life does the same, unapologetically. Trying to create order in chaos is a basic human instinct in fulfilling that internal longing for things to make sense and for events to be given purpose. Random life surprises aren't always so pleasant and don't always add up, to say the least. In an overly connected world, enough quality personal time isn't set aside to reflect and get in tune with self to figure out the next step from setbacks. While the emphasis on building mental toughness is preached to the choir, the follow up to that is the importance of being present and mustering the courage to explore those areas of vulnerability, where your awareness of those areas will be your source of strength, not your limitation. Long term, it's probably not effective to always find an escape route through binging on living on auto-pilot. Escapism is a definitely a choice that could prolong your progress to you being your own rescue.
To provide a great resource in carefully navigating the subject matter of this topic, Lisa Nichols, Founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc., teaches audiences and global companies to be the master of their fate and the captain of their soul. She is a highly respected and well-known media personality, who is one of the world's most sought-out motivational speakers.
Lisa brilliantly utilizes her global platform to empower people by sharing her story of trials and triumphs from being a single mom on public assistance to a millionaire entrepreneur. Her story has connected, reached and served 30 million people worldwide, where she frequently delivers transformational workshops and programs.
To get a renewed sense of direction, check out Lisa Nichols in her interview with Inside Quest where she speaks on rescuing yourself, overcoming fear, and finding success by serving others.
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