It's Smooth Sailing from Here

15 May

"...They will be able to say that she stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way -- and it surely has not -- she adjusted her sails." - Elizabeth Edwards

Life rarely goes the way we want. Just when we think we have it all figured out, life sure can rock our boats. But times like these teach us just how strong and resilient we can be.

It's OK to have doubts, worries, and fears. They do not have to make you weak; they can make you strong. Use them to discover who you were truly meant to be. And use them to figure out what you really want to do with your life.

Even when life knocks you down, when you want something badly enough, you will find a way to get back up and keep moving. Don't let stubborn pride or embarrassment stand in your way of learning something new or different. No matter what your goals or dreams are, be willing to be flexible in how you achieve them. There's always something you can do differently to get a different but desired result.

No matter how rough your seas get, you can stay afloat. It takes humility, determination, discipline, and the unwavering belief that you will overcome.

The next time you find yourself caught in a storm, stand firm in your conviction that you will survive because you are willing to adjust your sails. It's only a matter of time before you find calm waters once again.

Then it's smooth sailing from there!

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