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Going through a hard time? Read this. 💖

joy motivation positive impact Apr 27, 2021

Maybe it’s that I’m growing wiser as I age or just that I’ve gotten to intimately know more people through my coaching and my Unlock Your 5-Star Future course, but I’ve started to realize…

So many people are carrying burdens. So many people are going through challenging times and trying to make the best of it.

Are you one of them?

Family stuff.

Health stuff.

Work stuff.

Just… Hard stuff.

And they keep it quiet. Maybe they talk to their inner circle about it, but otherwise no one knows. And I get it.

This is not a message about sharing your cares with the world. However, I want to make sure I say support is important and if you need it, please reach out to someone. Rather this message is about a question that’s been helpful to me and my coaching clients.

When you’re in the valley of darkness or going through a time in your life when you start thinking, “I had no idea it would be this hard…” ask yourself:

How might this help me become Future Me?

How might surviving the challenge make me stronger?

How might I learn something I could eventually use to help others?

How am I gaining a perspective I never had before… that I didn’t know ANYONE had before… and how could I use that to be more empathetic to others?

How could this challenge end up directing my path in a way that turns out better than it might have otherwise?

Believe me, I know this is hard. And I’m not saying this question can solve everything, but it might be something to cling to as you slog your way through a difficult time.

Live in the moment and grow through the challenge, but also hold tight to your brighter future and how you’re becoming a new version of you.

As Dolly Parton says:

I can see the light of a clear blue morning.
I can see the light of a brand new day.
I can see the light of a clear blue morning.
Everything's gonna be all right. It's gonna be okay.


Ask yourself the questions:

How am I becoming Future Me? How are the ways I’m responding to my life shaping me into the person I want to become?

Journal about it. Talk to yourself or your friends about it. Think about it during your next drive. Ask yourself, “How am I becoming Future Me?”

You’ve got this!





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