When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change~ Anonymous.
We all have the low and the high points in our lives. The low point is that moment when it seems like the world has crushed down on you. When nothing seems to be working out & life seems hopeless. When you feel your deepest pain or failure or become frustrated. Example is when you get fired from your job, loose a loved one, face challenging health issues, ending a relationship or feeling unfulfilled.
At that point, you want to cry & give up on everything. It’s okay to express your emotions, cry if you need to but at that point of your life is a crossroad. The point where you have to decide on your life. Whether to give up entirely on your dreams or draw strength from that struggle and move forward. And what you choose to do determines your end-result and that’s exactly your turning point!
You not only need strength to deal with your adversity, you need RESILIENCELet me tell you something. People deal with their adversities diffently. They go through low points, everyone does! But they use that low point to turn things around. And they bounce back even stronger.
You may fail at a thing at the first, second or even third attempt, but you don’t just throw-in the towel, you have to convince yourself that you tried enough. You pick up the lessons, change strategies if you need to, and try again.
Tyler Perry was kicked out of high school, attempted suicide twice and invested all his savings into a show that woefully failed. A big flop! He kept the production, worked odd jobs, and went on to become an extremely successful director, actor and writer. In fact, in 2011, Forbes named him the highest paid man in entertainment.
Every one knows Oprah Winfrey. One of the best TV hosts in the world, one of the richest and most successful woman too. But do you also know she had her low points? A rough child-hood, career set-backs and all. What do you do at your low points? Cry and binge-eat all day or draw strength and courage to move ahead?
I recently read the excerpts of the controversial Toke Makinwa’s book ” on becoming“, where she talked about loosing her parents in a fire accident during childhood & then going through a difficult marriage. In her terms, she has overcome her past challenges and has become Toke. She’s a very successful Media personality by the way despite all adversities.
Having a low point could actually mean good as it presents the potential for a breakthrough. Perhaps the saying, ‘every disappointment is a blessing’ is true. We do not choose our circumstances but we decide how to react to it. I talked about experiencing a low point HERE.
Have you ever turned any low point into a high point or experienced anything negative which spurred into a personal or spiritual growth? Share with me your thoughts please, inspire and encourage others too.
Some of my lowest points were the most exciting opportunities to push through to be a better person ~ Demi Moore.