How do we prepare ourselves from things beyond our control?

How do we prepare ourselves for things beyond our control?

There are so many things that can happen in our lives that are unexpected, that are out of our hands, and that make us feel vulnerable and afraid. Understandably, we get down, feel victimized and we must mourn. However, so much of life is in our hands. We can choose to not be observers from afar, but doers who create change in our lives, and in the lives of those around us.

Living our best life is the only way to prepare ourselves for the unexpected. We must live the life we truly desire every day. But it doesn’t just happen to us, we have to take action.

We have to take steps (even baby steps) toward the life we want and the reality we dream about, because time is ticking.

It is almost the end of 2015. What is that one thing that you have been wanting to do, but you keep procrastinating? Going back to school at night (time passes quickly – start slow, online, and you will finish before you know it)? Starting that diet (brutal – I know from first hand experience. Take it slow by losing 1/4 of a pound per week and in a year it will add up)? Starting a business (even if it’s one hour a week, sell one item online, just start – and put that money away for your dreams)?

Let us begin by taking personal inventory as we approach Thanksgiving. We started the year with the idea of completing 3 things. Where are we? Don’t beat yourself up if you are behind. Start now!

In loving memory of Nohemi Gonzalez – 1992-2015

She was living her best life, studying in Paris for the career she loved.