Life Lesson on Struggles and Success~~~ Susie Austin

Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.

Corita Kent


If first you don’t succeed is a statement everyone has heard. Lets take a look at this and see how it applies to your life. Has there been a time when you have just given up? Is there a time when you told yourself you just could not do it anymore? In most cases you did it anyway right?

Take some time and reflect on those times in your life when you just did not think you could do it. How does it make you feel today knowing that you made it through your struggles and most likely became a better person for it? I often tell people struggling this, things will get better! Knowing this and truly believing this will make you less miserable now.

Think about those words. Have there been times in your life where this might have been a comfort? I think we need to give ourselves reality checks from time to time.

I had the privilege to participate in a fundraiser recently. Our team raises money for months for the American Cancer Society and participates in an all night walk as the main event. The first lap is walked by cancer survivors of all ages. I was touched when our captain asked my son to push her wheel chair in this lap. With very blurry eyes I watched a mom carrying her small child his hair gone from the chemo. I watched co-workers and many others. The chairperson this year did not make it as her battle with cancer ended in March, her family carried her message. My family loves this event and we will continue to participate for many years to come.

My point is, we have all had difficult times but have survived and learned and grown from all these life lessons. The key is to remember things you have accomplished and celebrate them or in some cases silently reflect and know in your heart you have done well. Make a list of things that you have accomplished and reflect on them. You might just find the struggles you are finding today are not as bad as you had thought. knowing that things will get better might just help you get through the day a little easier.

What are you learning from the lessons you are being taught today? Have you thought about this?

Success comes in many forms we learn from our struggles but we also become stronger. Be grateful for today, realize you have grown and love the person you have grown into for you are a unique and amazing person! Once you realize this life looks much different and you become happier!

Susie Austin

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~ by coachsusie on November 6, 2007.

2 Responses to “Life Lesson on Struggles and Success~~~ Susie Austin”

  1. it is amazing the capabilities that we as humans can accomplish, but it really isn’t until we trutly believe that our gifts and qaualities that we posses will and do make a difference in our life and in the lives of others.

    whether or not you believe these things, speaking them outloud makes them become truth. with positive affirmation and with the encouragement of influencial people in our lives.

    I am so blessed to have you in my life mom…thank you for always believing in me, even when I can’t or don’t believe in myself!

    I LOVE YOU!

  2. I agree with Nicole, thanks for always believing in me. It helps to know that some one else thinks I can do things, even when everyone around says you cant. You always have great advice. Thanks for everything.

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