Your story is not meant for you

My story is not for me? Really? I thought for sure my story was meant for me. After attending a leadership conference this week, this was my overwhelming thought. The challenges we encounter each day are designed to SEEK a response so that we might be TRANSFORMED and PROSPER in our thinking.

If you are reading this blog, it is safe to assume that you are a dreamer and always looking for opportunities to grow. We want to grow, however, we are not excited about the ¬†fertilizer it takes to do it. Often we think about how much we are hurting, how much we are working and sacrificing and questioning why me? Obstacles don’t define us, they refine us.

I feel like it is still New Years Day and the date is Jan 18th. There is snow on the ground, warm breakfasts being made and soups served around the family table in the evening. Schools have been closed and delayed over the past few weeks and we are trying to get traction on our New Year start. Is this an obstacle or an opportunity? Shifting our focus from how obstacles are affecting us to how they can inspire others will help us see the opportunity. Recognizing the opportunity helps us to write a story worth reading.

Every day we are adding more to our story by the choices we make, people we meet and how we respond to challenges. Whether we like it or not, people are watching us all the time. It is not what we do, it is how we make people feel that is important.

Do you feel like you are riding a rollercoaster most of the time? A rollercoaster is very similar to a heart monitor. Thank goodness we have those highs and lows to prove we are still alive. As the New Year continues to unfold, I encourage you to SEEK ways to TRANSFORM your thinking so that your obstacles turn into opportunities and everyone will want to read “your story”.

Until Next Friday. . .

 

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