Look for The Lessons When Your Life Gets Redirected…
If only things could just go the way you have imagined? Doesn’t that seem like an easy solution for making achieving your goals and dreams a much simpler process? Unfortunately, as you well know, that is just not the way life goes. You go through one door, and it closes. You try another, and it slams! It seems that detours and roadblocks are the norm on the journey to success. While this may be true, being redirected isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, a redirection could be a course direction to your destiny! And, not only that, but there is so much to be learned. The nature of a true successful person is in the way they respond to a negative situation. They don’t try to deny the impact of it, but they look for the lessons, pull themselves up by the bootstraps, and figure out a way to keep going.
Here are 5 great lessons from being redirected
Hidden Talents – You’ve heard the saying, “Don’t put baby in a corner?!” It’s quite amazing what can happen when your backs against the wall. You learn things about yourself that you didn’t know existed. You start to recognize just how strong you are and what you are capable of. You have hidden talents that you haven’t tapped into yet and being faced with adversity or challenged by difficult times allows you to connect with them. You must experience hard times to find those hidden talents!
Growth – If you’re going to rise to the occasion, there has to be an occasion. When you experience something hard, you have to dig in and find courage. When you endure loss and face challenges, it forces you to see just what you’re made of! You come out stronger, smarter, and more determined. You experience growth when your life gets redirected.
Humble Pie – I’ll be the first to admit, humble pie taste terrible! But if we’re honest with ourselves, a good dose of humble pie can be just what’s needed to help us be more successful. When you get too comfortable, pride can start to creep in. If success comes too easy, we can become a little arrogant. Life happens, and when it does, it can help us become humbler. This allows us to ask for help when we need it and seek guidance from others. A slice of humble pie is never a bad thing.
Everything Changes – If there’s one thing to remember, it’s that change is constant. Things are changing so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up most days. If you can keep the mindset to find the good in the change and be willing to adapt quickly, it helps make the constant changes and redirections not seem so bad. Yes, change can be difficult, but it’s in the difficult times that you learn to appreciate the good, and you learn to appreciate your small successes along the way. Nothing ever stays the same, everything is ever changing.
Perseverance and Patience – A virtue won’t hurt you! When you experience trials and tribulations, you learn to persevere. In fact, the more challenges you experience, the more you recognize that this too shall pass. It allows you to practice patience and gives you opportunities to toughen up. It takes tough skin to achieve your goals and dreams, especially if they’re big dreams.