This year has been challenging personally, professionally, politically, socially, financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And it’s only September! It feels like I’ve been running into the same brick wall over and over again.

And yet, I’m grateful for the lessons that I’m learning this year. Almost nothing has gone as planned. Almost nothing has been easy. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been useful or powerful or necessary.

I’ve been given the chance to re-think everything I thought I knew to be true in life, work, family, and volunteer spaces. I’ve had the opportunity to try out new approaches for my business. I’ve delivered education and presentations in new-for-me formats. I’ve slowed down in some regards and hit the accelerator in other ways. There has been uncertainty, but also possibility.

As we near the final quarter of the year that I’m leaning into one of my favorite movie quotes (Tom Hanks as Coach Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own) “It’s supposed to be hard. The hard is what makes it great.”

We sometimes forget that the best things in life aren’t easy, especially because we are inundated with articles that promise to fix our lives in 3 easy steps. Easy sells.

No one wants to fix their life with the most challenging, difficult steps. But that’s the space where transformation happens. That’s where we learn and grow the most. Easy doesn’t stretch your limits. Easy doesn’t show you what you’re made of. Easy doesn’t find new and better ways forward.

I’m grateful for the challenges and opportunities this year has brought. I’m grateful for the present. And I’m excited for the future.

If that sounds like something you might be interested in, check out my upcoming programs: Gratitude Adjustment and Do Better Mastermind

In a year that can best be described as an out-of-control dumpster fire, the only thing you can control is your perspective. Give thanks for the challenges as much as the wins!

#PositiveAction Look for the possibility within your challenge. Turn your obstacle into opportunity!


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