Have you ever felt like it only took a second for life to get turned upside down? Sometimes it feels like life is slipping away very quickly when we trip on what we perceive to be a failure. That is exactly how I felt when I was denied an early promotion I was eligible for. The person solely responsible for whether I got the promotion decided to decline to respond with inappropriate reasoning. This individual had the power to refuse to sign - to refuse to lead in my opinion. In the moment of this decision, I was very emotional and even irate. After a few days had past, I was able to put the situation into perspective. A great friend of mine had always advised me to not get too upset over these things - to be patient and wait for the good. I proceeded with seeking a new job and was accepted into a new position where my new supervisor ensured I would receive the early promotion within 90 days of hire. This would still be 6 months earlier than the normal promotion timeline and for this I was grateful.
If you are going through a struggle or tough time...
Don't despair. Instead, fight the battles in front of you. Look them in the eye. Don't freeze, step in front of them, or try to frantically avoid them. Proceed in a timely manner through them with internal positivity and optimism. Rosa Luxemburg said "Those who do not move do not notice their chains". When you engage the struggle, you can accomplish the change!
Sometimes the change is not the result you wanted but always remember, the best is yet to come. Dreams often materialize in a way we had not pictured - the key is to recognize this.
Imagine that you are a caterpillar. The situation you are in right now is your cocoon. You are surrounded by butterflies. You wish someone would just let you out of your situation. Well if they do, you'll never become that beautiful butterfly. You need the experience of breaking the cocoon apart and beating your wings against the cocoon walls until your wings are strong enough. The truth is that you have to struggle. You are supposed to. Do you think you can reach the top if you cease climbing?
The grounds of struggle are the grounds of growth. Through struggling, you develop the abilities that you need to achieve your dreams. It is through struggling that you move in the direction that helps you overcome the things that have been holding you back from realizing your true potential. When you reach your dreams, don't be afraid to go beyond them!
Ms. Bhakti Mary
I am an optimistic, positive, generous and driven author who is passionate about self-improvement.
The essence of who you are does not lie in the past. What matters is what you are willing to do NOW. You are the presence.