“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~ Bernice Johnson
It’s not easy to change your life. But while it may be the greatest challenge there is, it’s also one of the most worthwhile, because changing your life will get you closer to where you want to be — and closer to the person you’re meant to be. And that person is the culmination of everything that has happened in your life, everything you’ve experienced and everything you’ve overcome.
In one of the first blog postings on this site, I discussed how all of the experiences you’ve had thus far have made you who you are today. This quote confirms that I’m not the only one who thinks that. While some of the experiences have been trying, difficult, or seemingly impossible, they have all shaped the person you have become. Those challenges that you’ve overcome have helped you get to this point, and have helped you determine what’s important to you.
These experiences that have brought you here have made you really evaluate your life and determine how you want it to turn out. They’ve given you the courage to take charge of your life and turn it around. They’ve helped you “discover who you are.” And how can that be a bad thing? You’re pretty great! So embrace the challenges for what they are: opportunities — to learn more about yourself and decide what you want out of life, to become a stronger person who can tackle anything, and to fulfill your true potential.