In Parts 1 and 2 I shared with you how I applied the principle of making adjustments to a situation that created both sadness and disappointment. I grieved my loss, resolved in my mind and heart what I could not do and then adjusted my perspective, focus and intention. I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to pursue excellence instead of a black belt.
Instead of focusing on what I could not do, I determined to pursue what I could do pursue my dream. By making the decision to focus on what I could do — I made the decision to move forward as a marital artist.
In your life you may have events that have created sadness and disappointment. You may feel stuck and isolated because you have given up hope. My encouragement to you — my friend — is to grieve your loss (s) and then move forward. Resolve in your mind and your heart what you can not do and then adjust your perspective, focus and intention.
You may have wanted to accomplish specific dreams, but some things may be out of your control. The good news is that we do not have to remain stuck in our sadness and disappointment We do not have to stay isolated, but we can have hope. We can move forward. We can decide to take advantage of opportunities. We can pursue our dreams. We can determine to be our best selves by the grace of God and hard work. We can pursue excellence.
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison
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