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Transitions in Your Life
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
Your life is a story of transition, leaving one chapter behind while moving on to the next. But don't leave it too late to prepare for future opportunities. Education and personal development takes time, so it makes sense to start getting yourself ready now. And as Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow."
If your life is unchanging, you have probably adjusted to a situation where you can meet the challenges of life... you can get by. You're safe, sort of. But when you want to move outside these boundaries in order to make the most of your potential and to make your dreams come true, your life challenges then tend to meet you with a bump. Or this might happen if you are forced to step outside your ‘safe space’ through a change in circumstances. Then you need to take responsibility, to advance your personal development.
Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. What feels like the end is often the beginning. As Carl Jung said, “I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
It has been a long journey with many hurdles to overcome, but the over-riding thought that kept me going, was that I could provide a service that would prevent people who were going through a transition, experiencing the horrors that I had experienced all through my 30's, in the cavern that was my mind at that time. Continues...