“That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It’s such a powerful force.”
-Danny Boyle, English Director, producer, screenwriter, Slumdog millionaire, Steve Jobs, etc.
No great story was ever told without the lowest point at which to climb up from. Not merely a setback, but when something catastrophic or epic occurs, there lies the opportunity that drives the individual to recoil. No great leader was ever without such a serious consequence to himself, his family or his country.
Who do you want to be?
Sometimes, the curb, is a promotion if your life appears to be beneath the level of the pavement. Consider that your current set of circumstances might be leading you to something.
I know, cuss at me, I get it-who writes this rubbish with such Pollyanna-putrid-perfectionistic-crap? She surely has no $%&*! Idea, what my life looks like. I hear you…but for the moment…breathe. You will not remember this day in a year. This too shall pass. On the rare occasion that your events are graphic enough to change you, and the images that may haunt you-let them go through you. Have the emotions. Shoving them down will only make you sick. Most moments, will pass, unremembered.
For the ones that stay, own them, don’t let them own you. Through both your best and worst circumstances, life is trying to get something to you. Figure out what it is?
In my case, the greatest gifts have come in some of the prettiest and ugliest packages. Blow a kiss to your enemy. It’s not just your friends that make you better-it’s your adversaries, too.
I dare you: Forgive someone-completely and forever.
Love the life you never wanted.