Make It Happen


Imagine life without challenges. Obstacles are easily overcome. Circumstances align perfectly with your goals. There’s no limit to what can be achieved. Everything just falls into place. 

A life without challenges sounds ideal, but it’s not realistic. Life throws curve balls. Learn to handle them with grace. Don’t fold under pressure. Choose to adapt and adjust. If ready when curve balls come, you’ll always stay in the game.

Circumstances may not be ideal. Challenges are real. Still, you don’t have to lower standards to match your situation. Don’t wait for everything to line up perfectly. Rise above circumstances to reach your potential.

Whether you’re confronted with health, family or financial challenges, hold on to hope. No matter the circumstances, a positive mindset helps to deal with the situation more effectively. Being positive doesn’t mean things will go your way. You can find the positive no matter how things go.

Hard times make it hard to see beyond the day. Challenges are real. They may get you down, but they don’t have to keep you down. Shift your focus. Don’t dwell on what can go wrong. Focus on all that can go right.

Follow these simple steps to turn excuses into solutions:

  1. Resolve to move forward. Everything starts with a decision.

  2. Set goals that align with your vision. Be persistent, be consistent, but be realistic. Don’t pile on more than you can handle. Sometimes less is more.

  3. Celebrate accomplishments, big and small. It’s great to have goals, but be kind to yourself. Don’t dwell on how far you have to go. Reflect on how far you’ve already come. Find the courage to go further.

  4. Prepare yourself for setbacks and obstacles. Decide how you’ll respond ahead of time. Even if you have to go backward to move forward, you’re still on track.

  5. Be ready when challenges come. Don’t get caught up in problems. Turn excuses into solutions. Let go of why you can’t. Focus on how you will.

  6. Stay strong. Whatever you do, don’t give up. Every time you feel like giving up, take one more step. It just might be the one step that turns things around.

  7. Go back to step 1. Mindset is key. Positive thinking is a choice. Refocus your mind on a daily basis. It may even be necessary to adjust your thinking several times throughout the day. Do whatever it takes to stay positive.

Life is full of challenges. Obstacles will try to get in the way. Setbacks may feel like limitations, but they’re not limitations at all. They’re simply opportunities to learn lessons along the way. 

If life throws a curveball, handle it with grace. Never give up. Adapt, adjust, always stay in the game. Accountability might be just what you need to get back on track. If ready to make it happen, let’s talk.

Julie Barbera, author of the forthcoming book, Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection

“Treasures Are Right Before Our Eyes, yet Many Miss Gems Searching for Pearls at the Bottom of the Sea.”


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