Surviving the Game Changers

Too often, I stay so fixated on the day-to-day that I forget to stop and look up. As I paused to step back and reflect on the big picture that I call my life, I realized something that got me thinking…
It’s been almost exactly one year since probably the biggest game changer that I’ve experienced in my life [so far]. At first, it seemed unfair that one decision could create such a domino effect of consequences, reality checks, and unimaginable re-directions. As time has progressed though, seems ironically inspiring that the same decision and subsequent domino effect can form a beautiful new path equip with a refreshing outlook and revised attitude.
Ultimately, I find myself in a position of giving thanks. Without the past, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Without the consequences of the unexpected game changers, I would be unchanged, unknowingly unhappy and unaware of the potential waiting at my doorstep. Thankfully, that’s not the case.
At the end of the day, we all have times that require us to dig deep and find the inner strength that lies within. It’s during these times that we are given the greatest opportunity for positive change. We must fight through what often feels like getting caught in a sandstorm of damage control, emotional chaos and personal remodeling; we must admit to ourselves that something isn’t working; we must surrender to the uncomfortable truth that old habits die hard and change is needed… serious, personal, committed change is truly needed.
So where does that leave us?
It leave us in control of how we respond to challenges, changes, and unforeseen turbulence. 
It leaves us at a crossroads where we must choose our priorities and stick to them.
It leaves us in a position of self discovery.
It leaves us…here.
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