I have experienced a life-changing event that almost killed me. I would like to share some lessons I have learned that continue to guide me on my journey through life.
We are all presented with obstacles everyday in many different forms, some big, some small. Obstacles can test and push you and everyone around you to their absolute limit. As with any experience that you have in life, your perception can make all the difference.
If you look upon the obstacle as a devastating tragedy that you will never recover from, that is exactly what it will be. If you see it as a challenge and an opportunity, then that will be your experience.
Finding Your Path
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” We all dream. Some people have faith in those dreams and act upon them. Others just continue to dream without acting and those dreams can become the source of anger and resentment and, ultimately, regret.
I truly believe that if we are not following our true path in life, the universe will intervene in some form to get us on track. Sometimes that bigger plan that we are unaware of unfolds through unexplained and often unwanted events.
Progress Not Perfection
We live in a very results-oriented society. It’s very easy in any situation to decide how well you should be doing, particularly if you’re comparing your progress to someone else’s.
We are all individuals that progress at a different pace. The trouble is, while we are looking at and focusing on where we have not gotten to, we are unable to see or appreciate the distance we have already traveled and the improvements made along the way.
You have to have tremendous faith. I think faith is taking steps without knowing where you will end up or what it will look like when you get there but, just starting out on that journey anyway without any guarantees.
From Tragedy to Transformation
Life is a precious gift that needs to be enjoyed to its fullest at every moment. You never know when the rug can get pulled from under you. I believe that Angels can come into our lives in many different forms even in the form of tragedies and accidents.
My accident has afforded me the opportunity of restarting and resetting my life path, which is one of the few things in life that we do have control of. Everyone has the power to take the first step towards the life of your dreams.
I was given a second chance at life. Some people aren’t that lucky, so I try to live it fully everyday and I invite you to make a conscious choice to live your life fully, and not just exist.
I don’t think any of us experiences anything that we can’t handle, even if we don’t know we can handle it at the time it happens. In rising to overcome those difficulties, our lives become more enriched and we grow.
Choose to try more than you choose to quit and I assure you, you’ll succeed more than you fail. Choose to give more than you take and I think you might find that the rewards are limitless.