I received some shocking news the other day. It was one of those moments when my mouth was saying one thing, but my mind was thinking another.
When you have an emotional faceplant, you aren’t always equipped with the perfect reaction at the right time. Sometimes you have to process what just happened and then to decide how you are going to deal with it.
Life has a wonderful way of giving us an abundance of these moments.
What happens when you get knocked down? How do you pick up the pieces and get back to the confident, happy, “you”?
If we are going to be vulnerable and love with all our hearts, we are going to experience heartbreak. If we are going to take risks and try new things, we are going to fail. If we are going to commit, care and have expectations, we are going to experience disappointment.
Our head knows that falling down is a part of life, but our heart still feels the aftershock.
The only way to get over it is to feel your way through it. Don’t run from it, lean into it.
It’s ok to be uncomfortable. It’s ok to feel hurt, disappointed, angry, lost, doubtful, confused or hopeless…. Just allow yourself to feel what you are feeling.
Each breakdown carries with it a breakthrough.
When something bad happens, you have to go through a process to get to the other side. If you deny your feelings, make them wrong, or insignificant, then you stop your growth.
Feel it, learn from it, give it a positive meaning and move on.
Don’t take it personal. It is a life lesson that will only take you higher if you allow it.
Get present to the great things in your life. Focus on what you have and where you are going.
Tap into your strength. Remember how many times you have overcome obstacles and been victorious.
Let it go. You have a big life to live and you can’t waste your precious energy on things that bring you down.
Falling down hurts, but it only makes you stronger, wiser and gives you a better life.
Every fall I have taken is part of my DNA. I would not change one moment of the past. I would relive every hurt and re-cry every tear to be where I am today.
Be thankful for the tough times. Real strength doesn’t come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming what you once thought you couldn’t.