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Embrace the Struggle

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Phew! It’s been a rough last couple of days. I’ve been fighting a cold and sore throat for over a week (while proving myself at work), riding emotional roller coasters and have just gotten out of the relationship that inspired me to move to the other side of the country. Although it can be quite terrifying, I am not discouraged. With every bump in the road and unsettling thought that I experience, I feel myself building a tougher skin. This is good because I wanted to build it before but couldn’t in the unchallenging place I used to live in. I even tried to prepare myself through taking courses and reading helpful books..nothing replaces THE REAL THING.

There is a good thing that came out of me living and working in an unfulfilling place-reading and learning A LOT so I can apply it now when all my wits are being put to the test. Here is a great quote that I took from Oprah’s inspiring interview at Standford (here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DlrqeWrczs).

“There are NO mistakes, there really aren’t any. Because you have a supreme destiny. When you’re in your little mind, in your little personality mind where you’re not centered and you don’t really know who you are and that you come from something bigger and we are all the same..when you don’t know that, you get all flustered and stressed all the time wanting something to be what it isn’t. There’s a supreme moment and destiny. The losses are there to wake you up. Your life is bigger than any sole experience. RELAX, it really is gonna be okay. When you get steered off course and overwhelmed just ask yourself “what is the NEXT right move?” Everything is leading to your destiny and calling”

-Oprah Winfrey

I know it was long but wasn’t it great!? I read that anytime I find myself regretting my big and little decisions (such as moving here). I must part from writing as I need to continue my apartment search and prepare for my long workday tomorrow. Farewell for now.

Stay tuned..

-Nicole

Stumbling Over Rocks Much?

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Good Afternoon Everybody!

That’s what lead me to search, read, seek guidance, find some answers, and finally to start writing here-stumbling over many rocks in my journey. I’m sure many can relate, whether they be minor setbacks or large ones. We all believe that OUR problems or (better said) “challenges” are a big deal. To give you some much needed validation, they are! Because YOUR world is the only world YOU know! What I’ve learned from experience and my readings is that it is critical that we take the control away from our surroundings and learn to wield it ourselves to avoid “reacting” to life and, instead, to act in an intentional way.

Believe me, this has been a challenge for a while, despite my obsession  with reading books on reaching personal success and potential. I also think that my tendency to react ultimately led to the premature loss of my last job. There’s a silver lining to this occurrence, I was miserable in this job! Ironically enough, when I was called in to get the news, I didn’t fight for it. I literally imagined a mischievous cheshire cat smile because it was my chance to really get going. I’ve been needing a BIG, GOOD, SWEEPING change for a few years now and that’s why I’m preparing to leave perfect sunny SoCal and the familiarity of my home county.

-Nicole