How to Stop Struggling in Life
Do you struggle in life? I know I did for a very long time!
The great news is that you don’t have to struggle anymore, I’ve got the answer for you!
Let’s get into it!
I personally struggled since the day I was born.
With my disability, I struggled since day one. Physically, I struggled. As a kid, I used a wheelchair, so going to school was a struggle.
Then as I started to grow up, I struggled more. I started walking on crutches in high school and when I went to college, it was difficult because people would stare at me and say weird stuff all the time!
And when it was time to graduate and move into the workforce, guess what? I continued to struggle! Even after I started walking without any assistance at the age of 24![You can read more about my journey in my book, Disable Your Disability: Live the Healthy Life You Deserve!]
I struggled in relationships.
I found myself struggling financially.
And when it cam to my health, that’s where I struggled the most!
You name it, I struggled with it. And all the while, I felt pretty down about the various situations and myself.
And then I made the choice to stop struggling with situations in my life. I needed to do something different to feel better and get through these situations easier and more powerfully.
So what did I do to stop struggling?
I changed my vocabulary and learned a new word.
And that word was Challenge!
Instead of saying I was struggling, I chose to say, I was being challenged!
Now, on the surface, these two might look to be the same thing.
But here’s the major difference between these two. It’s the energy that you’re putting toward the situation and the energy around the situation!
In a struggle, there’s so much resistance. There’s a sense of violence, a negative feeling around struggling.
And when we SAY we’re struggling, in essence, it doesn’t define any outcome. So we’ll just… stay… struggling!
However, when we talk about a challenge! Well, now we’re talking about a whole other ballgame!
In fact, it’s exactly like a ballgame, because when we look at the definition of a “challenge”, it says, being called to take part in a contest or competition!
What’s the difference between struggle and challenge?
Now here’s the key difference… a competition or contest has an ending, a finish line!
There’s gonna be a winner and the winner might as well be you, right?!
Let’s face it, we’re competing with ourselves 99.9 percent of the time!
When we say we’re challenged by something, we give ourselves a path to completion. A solution. An actual way out!
Puzzles are challenging, but they can be completed!
A 5K is a challenge, but it can be finished!
Do you feel the difference between these two? It’s the energy in and around these words that will ultimately dictate the outcomes!
After changing my life from struggles to challenges, I started succeeding in every aspect of life; relationships, finances, career, and especially my health as it related to my disability!
Where in your life can you make this shift?
Are you going to continue sitting in your endless struggle?
Or are you ready to accept the challenge and become the #UNBREAKABLE champion you are?
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