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A New Perspective On Courage


Wayne Dyer says, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”

Such good advice to follow, since you know that challenges will come your way as you age and your perspective is a major factor in how things turn out.

When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease 34 years ago, I thought my life was over.  I was pregnant at the time and was concerned about my baby’s health, as well as my own. But through a twist of fate, I was introduced to a book, which explained the Law of Attraction, the concept that we attract into our lives what we put the most attention on. The book explained that we are the creators of our own reality and that by harnessing this knowledge, we can make powerful changes that even create what we most desire.

From this crisis, I learned perseverance, faith, love, discipline and commitment. I learned that setbacks do not mean failure, nor do they mean defeat. I learned to believe in myself and to trust my intuitive sense. I especially learned to keep my mind steadfast on the positive and to focus on the end result with determination and conviction.

So, what are some of the things you are facing?  If you can sort through the circumstances of your life that are bothering you and make a list of the ones that are preventing you from being happy, successful, at peace or in alignment, you will start your momentum to overcome the challenge.

Examine what you are afraid of. Is it the unknown, the process, the results? Remember, that whatever you focus on with intensity and emotion will set the universe in motion to make it happen.  That is providence.  Therefore, muster up your determination, patience and courage and know that those are the tools you need to improve any situation. Know that you can change how you feel about what’s happening and move through the challenge with much more ease.

A negative perspective is like a disease and if you don’t want to be infected with it, you need to protect yourself. Joy, humor, rejuvenation, rebirth, excitement and faith all give you the inner strength and courage to face your challenges and that plays a big role in the outcome.

Things may not seem so grim if you keep yourself inspired. Whether it’s the thousands of people, who before you, have mastered their difficult situations, or just your past history of getting through adversity, remind yourself that anything is possible. Your courage does not always make itself known though epic proportions. It could just be the silent awareness that everything, including you, will be fine.

When you realize your perspective has changed things, big things become little and little things are no longer worrisome. So, if you feel joy in your heart, have a light-hearted spirit, and can laugh at yourself again, you will have overcome what you originally thought was too difficult or almost impossible.

Someone once told me that the difference between “try” and “triumph” is a little “umph” and I believe that in order to triumph over your challenges, that change in perspective is the difference between being a victim or being a victor.

Read more posts by Amy Sherman here. Amy blogs for JenningsWire.


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