We’ve all heard stories of people who, despite experiencing tragedies, surviving devastating situations, growing up with great hardships, turned out to be happy, successful & grateful. We hear their stories and think, “Wow, what a strong / forgiving / amazing person. We’re filled with awe. We wonder what we would do if we had been in their place. We question our own ability to persevere, forgive, endure.
The truth is we all have the ability to do great things and be happy regardless of our experiences. Yes, some experiences pose greater challenges to success and happiness than others, but it all comes down to what you make your experiences mean to you.
You always get to choose what thoughts you will have. Will you choose thoughts that make you feel like a failure or someone who learned a lesson? Will you choose thoughts that make you feel unworthy of love, success, or the life of your dreams? Or, will you choose thoughts that make you feel empowered, motivated, passionate, purposeful? It’s up to you. Pay careful attention to your thoughts—they create your life.
Change your thoughts, change your life.