Are you waking up feeling stuck and unmotivated? As a leadership coach, I've noticed that high performers like you can feel like a failure trying to balance all the trauma in the world on top of changes at work, life, and homeschooling kids too!
Legit, it's a lot!
Just thinking about your day and all the things you can't control can make you anxious and unproductive.
Can I tell you why I know gratitude will help you overcome anything? As I was starting my dream job as a speechwriter at McDonald's Corporation back in 2006, I began to have terrible headaches, and then I noticed issues with my vision.
I started to see double, then triple, and one day I woke up and saw EIGHT alarm clocks, but I only had ONE in my bedroom.
When my boss forced me to go to the Doctor, I found out I had an extremely rare condition called pseudotumor celerbri or idiopathic intracranial hypertension. It mimicked a brain tumor and caused the pressure inside my skull and spinal cavity to increase for no apparent reason.
When I was finally admitted to the Emergency room, I had four times the fluid a living person should have. I'll never forget the Doctor asking me who was my next of kin and calmly explaining that to save my life, I would have to lose my sight.
I was twenty-five years old, and suddenly I was blind.
You read that right. I, Meredith, was blind.
Can you imagine that? In a matter of seconds, my whole life disappeared, and I was forced into darkness. I didn't have time to prepare or even process what was happening.
Yes, I was depressed. Yes, I was hurt and in extraordinary pain. Yes, I was overwhelmed, and I couldn't understand WHY ME.
But I had faith that my pain would have a purpose. Each day instead of focusing on what I'd lost, I found a reason to be thankful for what I still had.
We all face something we can't understand but still have to deal with right now.
Whatever you are facing today, whether it's your health or it's a toxic relationship, the truth is getting unstuck isn't easy, and it doesn't happen overnight.
But don't worry, I'm here to help.
Can we talk about GRATITUDE for a minute?
If you are stuck, gratitude is the best first step you can take, and it's free.
Gratitude has the power to change your life completely and help you overcome ANYTHING. The more grateful you are, the more joy you will experience, and you will find yourself able to overcome the negative news and events we are all facing today.
Sadly many people STRUGGLE with gratitude. Instead of focusing on the positive and being thankful for what they have, they always compare themselves to others. Instead of creating their own destiny, they try to steal someone else's.
People get stuck when they only think of what they don't have yet.
They never stop to appreciate all the good things in their lives. They complain about what's missing or focus on what they cannot control.
But you have the ability to change. I'm proof of the power of gratitude. Against the odds, my vision returned, and ever since then I give thanks every day I see the sunrise. I've learned how to enjoy the simple pleasures many of us take for granted.