So maybe it’s not the only thing but it sure is the biggest and most important lesson I garnered last year.
Whatever does not kill you will make you stronger, only if you let it.
You see, I always thought I knew what it meant to go through the storm or face adversity. Turns out I had no idea. 2015 was the most challenging year of my life, and I mean that in every sense of the word. I have never failed so many times and so embarrassingly. I have never felt more alone and fearful for my sanity. I have never been more confused and utterly clueless about my future. I have never experienced such debilitating fear.
Yet the year that was meant to break me ended up making me. It ended up being the year of my most fulfilling accomplishments yet, and it has only just begun. Failure no longer fazes me as much as it once did. I’ve been there, done that and the only way is up.
If I had one advice for you as you start the New Year, it will be to look for the next right step to take no matter how life turns out.
It might sound mundane but I believe it is the most profound thing we can do. When you face difficult situations don’t ask ‘why me?’ Ask ‘what next?’ How can I make this better and find purpose in this pain?
I have never been surer of passion and purpose as I am in this moment. I learned that until I get up and decide that my life must and will count for something, the journey to my destiny has not begun.
Be encouraged, friend; what doesn’t kill you will only make you stronger if you let it.
Stay positive, find your inner strength and whatever you do decide to make your life count, and it will.
God bless you and show you the way.
Have a fulfilling 2016!
Happy New Year!
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