Life is an adventure, a journey through many valleys with many mountains to climb. You’re going to get tired, you’re going to be hungry, you’re going to feel lost. Some nights will be cold and filled with scary things. Some days will be long, hot and without comfort.
Take the time, even when it’s hard, especially when you don’t feel like it, to stop and look back to see how far you have come.
Look at your life in awe for what you have accomplished and know that you have the ability, the grace and the wisdom to continue moving forward. In between those tough times your life has been filled with love, joy, laughter and bliss.
When times are hard, close your eyes and choose a magical moment that filled your heart with joy, then remember that have you have overcome so many obstacles already and know it is within you to do it again.
Believe in yourself, trust yourself and know you are never alone because we are all connected. You are only a thought away from love. Forgive yourself, accept who you are and accept your brilliance. Remember that challenges are opportunities to show yourself what you have within you. And believe me, you have it in you.
Adversity happens to all of us. I have learned that you cannot control a lot of things that happen in your life and you cannot control the feelings that come over you. However, you can control what you do with those feelings. Only you control how you let the events in your life affect you, your future and the future of your family.
It is interesting to me that two people can have similar adversity in their lives and yet each will come out of it differently. One may fall apart mentally and emotionally because of the difficult events they experience. The other will use the same difficult events as a learning experience and come out better for it.
We can either allow our circumstances to make us miserable or we can choose to use it to make us strong. Only we can decide which it will be. Other people and other things cannot make this decision for us.
Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, choose to focus on the good things in your life. They are always there. Sometimes you just need to look a little harder. And on the flip side, there are always people that are so much worse off than you are. Truly be thankful for the positive things in your life.
We, especially those living in the US, have the chance to pursue our dreams and make our lives what we want them to be – only the sky is the limit.
If you have been feeling lost in life and have found yourself wrestling with the age old question that many encounter – what do I really want to do with my life? I would first congratulate you and then ask you to consider yourself lucky for you are at a precipice of change.
Having been there personally, I know firsthand how uncomfortable things can be but I also know that if you look hard enough, this can be something that can change your life forever by helping you unlock the secret to creating a happier, rewarding and a purposeful life.
Give yourself the permission to be happy. Everyone wants to be happy yet people hold themselves back from creating true happiness in all sorts of ways. Indulging in negativity, living in constant fear and anxiety, and feeling powerless are some of the common ways how people stay unhappy.
Happiness is a choice; therefore invest your energy in everything that helps you be happy, not sabotage it.
Know You on a deep level. Your answers exist and they are buried deep within you. The problem is you have never looked deep enough. Unfortunately most of us have rarely been encouraged to look for answers within. If you are looking to create a rewarding existence including the work you love, spend some time with yourself. Take advantage of the help of outside tools that are available to help you along your journey but cultivate the habit of connecting with yourself.
Admit what you want without hesitation and give yourself full permission to attract it as you go about the business of living your life. ~ Charly Emery
No matter what you’ve endured in life, you can “recycle” your experiences into tools and stepping stones that propel you forward faster and simultaneously bounce your baggage to the curb.
If you’ve ever felt consumed by your choices or challenges, I know how you feel. In my late teens I suffered two incidences of rape that left me emotionally scraping and crawling through a sea of shame and assumptions about what my life could then be. I left the college education I worked so hard to achieve and hid my secrets within a marriage while packing on an extra 50 pounds for almost seven years.
When our experiences confine us, we often define ourselves by default, which then dictates our lives. I’ve learned that it’s less about what happens to you in life, and more about what you decide about you and your life after it happens.
After losing my extra weight, my memories resurfaced revealing that virtually every aspect of my life was a lie. When I looked closely I saw that I’d built my life as someone else because I’d decided I could no longer be the person I wanted to be. Who do you give yourself permission to be, and why?
Understand you are a combination of who you were born to be, and who you give yourself permission to be —and you can change the ratio anytime.
Your rules and beliefs drive your choices and actions. If you modify the beliefs that are sabotaging or limiting your life, you can create new results just as powerfully. The key is to use your experiences as stepping stones so they propel you forward faster. By recycling your challenges for insight, even the hardest experiences reveal value that empowers you to reconcile those experiences and heal as you move forward.