By Xenia S. Estrella
I’ve made so many mistakes, both in my business and in my personal life. Days have sucked for me; I had been sickly as a teenager, my heart has been crushed numerous times already, and I had been taken for a fool, more times than I would like to remember; even by people whom I thought should have had my best interest at heart. If God allows us to endure difficult situations He knows we can handle, then today I’d say, “Lord, You’re trusting me too much. Am I so strong? I can do without problems coming at me, one after the other, You know”.😉
If you think about it, life is simple. Human is just given two options every single day. It doesn’t matter what situation it is that you’re in; everything is just about, either an acceptance to move on or the decision to stay put. When I got paralyzed after going through a 3rd stroke that a congenital deformity brought upon me years and years ago, at 17 years old, I had to leave formal schooling so I could exercise 3 hours every single day to strengthen my muscles. Sure, I had a choice to just be depressed and sleep all day. and everyday, then, but I wanted to be happy. I decided to see myself reaching my goals, even if they were all just in my head at the time. I also accepted the fact that I had to sacrifice having a social life for a while instead of whining and forcing myself to stay on with my then circle of friends and getting frustrated when I’d come to realize that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with them, anyway.
“People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When you figure which it is, you will know exactly what to do.” (Michelle Ventor)
I admit; I had been bitter for a while whenever any important relationship (in business or of the heart) ended for me. I guess it’s just not easy to accept how very different a situation I had been so used to, can suddenly become. Having said that, I am very thankful, for all those times when I cried but ended up telling myself that I was going to feel better in time; or the times when I lost sleep (and I looked like my eyebags actually covered space where my eyes were supposed to be) but I never lost my determination to exercise — and smile.
Sure, anyone can just give up on life, why, because it can be difficult? Anyone can give up on life because things don’t always go your way? Anyone can give up on life because you don’t care?
Life is an adventure; and the thrill in adventures is in the moments when your heart races, when you don’t know what’s gonna happen next, and when you know that the hero (you) finds himself in a bind but does everything in his power to get out of any sticky situation, anyway. Life is, truly, like a wheel, too. Everybody has wonderful days as well as lousy ones. Never give up on life, because better days always come. Just face the awful ones head-on and know that these won’t last. If you’re thinking you don’t care right now, be aware of that weakness. Take small steps to find your courage. Be strong.
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