Sunday, August 29, 2010

When the times get tough, the tough get going... and keep on going...

So you don't feel you need any personal development? You don't feel the need to have any kind of "self-help" education? I mean, why waste your time to go to weekly support group sessions to learn from?

I mean, we're adults, right? There's a certain age where we feel we've had as much "experience" there is and we're perfectly able to steer our own ship, right?... Right?

John Wooden said he was most puzzled with those who don't believe in anything. He said we all had to believe in SOMETHING.

What do I believe in? I believe in being prepared. I once thought that self-help books, meditation, self-discovery seminars were like singing Kumbaya's around the fire but when life hits you at full speed like a loved one facing a disease or even you facing a terminal illness, a divorce,a tragic event, death, whatever the case, do you know where to turn to? What do you embrace when life's unexpected difficulties knock on your door?

We all face them at some point in time but what we may not be prepared for is how to process it all.  And learning this process is from constantly working at it on a daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly. Those philosophies we believe deep down in our soul, that support group we meet with on occasion, or that place we go to where we can be refreshed can be incredibly life saving when the times get tough.

Laugh all you want but when the hard times come, do you know where or who to turn to?  What do you turn to?

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