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Terrible things happen. Tragic, unthinkable things.

It may not seem like it at the time, but there is purpose in all experience.

I realize that what I’m saying might receive backlash from those still stuck in the midst of their storm; but take heed that this, too, shall pass. When you are on the other side, you will remember my words.

The wisdom I have gained through becoming a trauma graduate has given me the confidence to share with you today. Those same scars that were inflicted, and remained invisible for so many years, are now the very fibers that fortify me.

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12)

It is easy to get caught up in the negativity of the moment.

Yet, amidst the chaos of life, there are exceptions. There are people who are defying all odds stacked against them. They are breaking barriers, achieving greater heights, and making an impact.

These exceptional people share 6 commonalities.

  1. They move on. They don’t waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
  2. They embrace change.
  3. They stay happy. They don’t waste energy on things they cannot control.
  4. They are kind, fair, and unafraid to speak up.
  5. They are willing to take calculated risks.
  6. They celebrate and support other peoples’ success.

They also have one essential tool in their toolkit to live life:  They have trained their mind to see the good in every situation, turning life’s setbacks into their next setup.

“Listen to the still voice within that reminds that we were uniquely created with a divine purpose, a masterpiece in progress.”