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Updated on Aug 13, 2013

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Who doesn't love a stellar pool? The excitement of hosting birthday parties, BBQ's, and summer pool parties? Not you!

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NOTE: As a thank you for reading this blog post, we are providing you with a free excerpt from Dan Castro’s book CRITICAL CHOICES THAT CHANGE LIVES.

Sometimes I imagine that we, as people, are standing as children watching a parade through the knotholes of a tall wooden privacy fence. We cannot see the beginning or the end of the parade. We can only see the events as they pass right before us through the knothole. Because of our limited perspective, we cannot see the whole picture. We can only live one day at a time. How can we know whether something is a disaster or a miracle until we’ve seen the whole parade, the beginning and the end? Similarly, we cannot understand the whole book of our life when we’re reading a single page or a single chapter.

“Now and then I go about pitying myself

and all the while my soul is being blown

by great winds across the sky.”



Ojibway Native American Proverb

The story told by Dr. Mann raises a very important issue. More people have contemplated suicide than would ever admit to it. If you are contemplating this option, listen carefully to the rest of this chapter. If you know someone who’s dealing with this issue, share this chapter with them. If you’ve ever seriously contemplated suicide, what you’re saying is that you’re tired of fighting and struggling against the odds with no results. So you justify your desire to quit by choosing to believe there is no hope. But there is always hope. You just have to open your eyes and learn to see through the eyes of heroes. The world needs the gifts you have to give. No one can fulfill your role in life like you can. If you cash in your chips, you’ll be robbing people of the gifts that only you can give.

"Never give in. Never. Never. Never. Never."

Winston Churchill

Dr. Mann’s story also demonstrates that other people’s words have the power to change our focus. If other people’s words can change our focus, isn’t it possible that our own words can change our own focus? You have the power to carefully choose the words you utter to yourself. Many books have been written on this subject. You can change your focus by saying things out loud to yourself. It helps to say things out loud because otherwise, if they are mere thoughts, they get clouded and mixed up with all of your other thoughts. Your words have the power to change the course of your life by changing what you focus on.

One of the most profound phrases I ever heard was that “misery is transient.” It’s never here to stay. If you’re miserable and frustrated with life, it may be because you’re going through a transition in your life. Transitions are tough. Transitions, by definition, mean things aren't the way they used to be, and you wonder if they’ll ever be the same again. You’ve lost something you feel you can never replace. If the transition is painful enough, you may wonder why you should go on living. You ask yourself, "What's the point?"

The fact that you haven’t seen God’s provision yet means you’re still in transition. In baseball terms, you’re in that very tenuous place when your foot has left the safety of first base but you haven’t yet reached the security of second base. The fear and anxiety you feel are normal, but it is not a reason to quit. It is a reason to press forward with all your heart until you get to second base. The thing about transitions is that they’re temporary, even though, while you’re in them, they seem like an eternity. If you just hold out long enough, you’ll make it to second base.

Most women who have given birth know that the worst part of labor is what is referred to as "transition." This is the point in the delivery process where women feel the most excruciating pain they’ve ever experienced in their life. This is the point in the delivery process when most women scream out, demand drugs, curse their husbands, and swear they can't take it any more. This is also the last critical stage before the baby is born. When the baby is born and laid gently in the mother's arms, her tears of anguish turn into tears of joy.

“Whether you choose your change or not,

there are unlived potentialities within you,

interest and talents that you have not yet explored.

Transitions clear the ground for new growth.

They drop the curtain so the stage can be set for a new scene.

What is it, at this point in your life,

that is waiting quietly backstage for an entrance cue?”



William Bridges



Sometimes, the best and highest purpose of our lives cannot be realized until we’ve gone through a very difficult time. But this is life's way of molding us into what we need to be in order to go into the next phase of our lives. We must be molded and shaped into what we are to become. If clay had feelings, how do you think it would feel while it was being slammed down on the table and beaten and pulled in all directions and then spun round and round as it was being shaped into a beautiful pot and then put into the oven where it would harden? If the clay could speak, would it curse out loud? Would it blame others? Would it try to throw itself off the table? How would you feel if you were the clay? Would you be angry at the potter? The transition process is often very painful, frustrating, and confusing. We curse out loud. We blame others. We just want to quit. But, there’s victory on the other side of every transition–if you choose to focus on it and believe it. There’s always something better on the other side.



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