Whatever you think is going to put an end to you, bankruptcy, disease, divorce – if it’s not OK, it’s not the end.
I’ve faced bankruptcy and believed it was the end. I’ve faced a doctor’s diagnosis and wondered if it was the end. I’ve had relationship issues and wondered if it was the end. In each of these circumstances, I’ve found this quote by John Lennon to be true.
Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end. – John Lennon
I was able to bounce back financially. I was able to bounce back to the best health of my life. I have relationships that have grown stronger than ever because they were tested by a storm.
The world is set in motion with seasons. Yes, there will be winters, but spring always follows winter. Winter may be cold, dark, lonely, and long, but spring is just around the corner. If you are in a winter season, keep moving forward. Spring is on the way. New growth. New opportunities. New excitement. All of these are just around the corner.
Think back on the difficult circumstances you faced in the past. Did you think it was the end? Did everything turn out OK in the end? This too shall pass. Weather the storm. Let the keel of your boat run deep through the storm with an understanding that you will not only survive, but that you will soon thrive.
Take action today to walk toward your future instead of wallowing in your past. You weren’t meant to stay where you are now, so start moving. Get off the ground. Wipe the dust off your shoulders and get back in the fight. You have been quietly taking it for far too long.
This is your moment to shift your future. You cannot change what happened in the past to land you in your current position. But you can take actions today that will shape your future. Let worry be a thing of the past. This will happen when you grasp and believe the words of John Lennon:
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.
Have you had experiences where you thought it was the end? Share how it all worked out in the comments below.
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