I have decided to update a previous post I wrote on THRIVING THROUGH ADVERSITY since we are all dealing with the Coronavirus global pandemic at this point in time of our lives! We are all in this together! It’s not only impacting a few, it’s impacting everyone globally. At the time of this post there are 208,750 positive cases confirmed and over 4600 deaths in the United States alone. (Globally, there are 925,664 cases confirmed and 46,398 deaths.) And it keeps on rising at an exponential rate. We all need to do something different right now. We need to step up and have one common goal and DECIDE, really DECIDE that we are going to THRIVE through this adversity. It starts with that decision before we see ANY proof that things are getting better. It also is determined by our willingness to all participate and take the necessary measures that we ALL can (e.g., Stay Home/Save Lives – even if you feel fine, social distancing when we HAVE to go out for essentials, washing our hands constantly and diligently, being considerate of others and thinking of their wellbeing when we make the choices we do, etc.) to stop the spread of this virus.
Look, trying times like these can test you. They can shake you to the core of your being and make you wonder how you are ever going to get through the challenges you are facing. I know … I’ve been there with some of my own personal adversities (e.g., diagnosis of MS).
But the positive of these difficult times is that they can guide you to look within and find a drive, a determination and a “Hell no, this is not going to break me!” type of attitude!!! Please JOIN ME and say HELL YES to LIFE, HELL YES to THRIVING THROUGH THIS, HELL YES to SEEING the light at the end of this tunnel or seeing the silver lining in all of it. Will you do that with me (even if you are not sure what that silver lining is)??
We have to collectively decide and CLAIM that HELL YES right now. I know that many people are dying from this virus and there is NOTHING about those statistics that is positive. But there are also statistics (I am watching them since I was a Statistician in my corporate days) that state the number of people that are recovering and the number of people that were tested that received negative test results.
It’s all about what you choose to focus on right now that will determine whether you thrive through this or let it get you down and bring you to that deep, dark place. For example, if you are working from home right now and getting paid to work from home, celebrate that. At least you are getting paid. If you are not getting paid and you lost your job, you can apply for unemployment and will get some form of a stimulus check from the government. I know, it may not be enough to pay your bills, but celebrate the fact that many companies are giving grace periods for paying bills. Some landlords are waiving April rent and being understanding of this situation that we are all in. There is always something you can find to be grateful for (no matter what your situation is currently). Did you wake up? Are you breathing and healthy at this moment in time? Be grateful for that. Do you have some food in your house? Be grateful for that. Do you have a house, apartment or living facility? Be grateful for that.
Flow the energy of gratitude to what you are blessed to have right now. Gratitude will attract to you more blessings. Fear will keep you in a state of negativity and only hinder your chances of a positive outcome.
Even though this is on a much smaller scale, let me tell you what I did when I was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) back in 2002. AND this happened after I quit my corporate job where I was getting paid a 6 digit salary and just started my own business (yeah, talk about a significant decline in the amount of $ that was flowing in). So, talk about adversity? I had a “health bump” and an adversity around my finances too!
What did I do? I stood up in my New Jersey Living Room and I declared out loud to the Universe (and to my partner):
“I don’t know HOW this is going to happen, but one day I am going to be drug free and experience great health!”
I knew that I was going to THRIVE through this adversity. I decided it, before I had a flippin’ clue how the hell I was going to do that!
And as far as the money and growing my new business, the health bump actually had me turn my focus to my health and decided that my health was the most important thing to focus on and that everything else would fall into place. I tapped into my 401K $ to pay bills. I worked on my overall health and wellbeing and learned coaching/mindset skills that would help me to turn my health around for the better.
I found a strength and determination within me that was so unstoppable that I just knew there was nothing anyone could say that would make me believe that this “bump in the road” was going to stop me from living my life to the fullest.
Now, don’t get me wrong. After the diagnosis I went home and cried. I am human too, you know. However, once I had time to process it and realize that I had a choice on how I could respond to this adversity, I chose to believe that this was going to be just another “bump in the road” that I would thrive through. That was a very empowering belief to embrace and just that one belief paved the way for abundant positive manifestations.
I decided that my health was going to improve and starting from that moment on, it was my top priority.
NOTHING was more important!
You have to do it for you.
You have to decide, really decide, that NO MATTER WHAT, you are going to thrive through this adversity and find a new upgraded you, a stronger you, a kick-ass you that can do anything when you set your mind to it.
So, during this global pandemic, where we are all reading and hearing about the exponential growth of how the Coronavirus is impacting almost 1 Million people (at the time I am writing this post), can you choose to STEP UP and CLAIM that YOU WILL get through this – that we all will. Focus on what IS working in your life right now. Focus on what you are blessed to have at this point in time. Focus on what you can control – which is how much gratitude and kindness you flow at any given moment. You are going to thrive though this. BELIEVE that with me. Join me in embracing an unwavering faith in all of humankind. We are strong. We can do the impossible when we are tested. Embrace that belief to the core of your being. Ok?
When you DECIDE that the outcome you want to experience is a done deal before it even happens, that’s when you set the energy in motion for it to happen! That’s the Law of Attraction in action.
When you live in that invincible space, even when all the answers have not surfaced yet, that invincible energy will help you to rise above any life challenge! You can feel it. I know I did during those challenging times – it made me feel like SUPER WOMAN! And the beautiful part is that you can tap into this energy whenever you decide to.
YES … you are that powerful! That strength within you is there right now waiting to be called upon. Let’s all tap into our own inner Super Hero!
Step into your power today and decide that NOTHING is going to stop you right now, EVEN the Coronavirus. We will get through this.
We all can find Happiness, Peace and Gratitude Through this Adversity … it all starts with the mindset you choose to embrace when the sh&t hits the fan.
Wishing you a Lovin’ Life day filled with abundant unstoppable energy that feels empowering to the core of your being!
WE CAN DO THIS!!