Accepting That Life Happens– When “Shift” Just Got Real……


Friends, for most folks, the order of the day is, “fake it until you make it” but when a shift occurs in life, faking it is impossible. Why is that? I’m so glad you asked! I don’t know about you but when “shift” occurs in life, there is no room for faking it because “shift” often times, makes things real!

So what is this “shift” that I speak of? “Shift” can be a variation of things that can occur in your life, but for the most part, “shift” is anything that is off the course of what you have planned for life. For example, imagine you were traveling happily along the journey of life and then something happens that throws you off course. Getting fired, getting divorced, getting caught which led to your divorce…my point is a “shift” is an unexpected turn on the course that you have planned to travel on. Then all of a sudden, this change occurs, which causes a “shift” in your life. So how do you move forward in life after a shift occurs and you are forced to face your reality?

First, you must accept the change. You must accept that this “shift” has occurred and that it has occurred to you. Acceptance is important to your mental and emotional well being when something unexpected occurs in life. Shift can occur at any time and it can occur to anyone, but if you are unable to process the change to move forward then you will remain “stuck” in the same place.

So why is it so important to move forward when “shift” occurs in your life? Shifts in life force each of us to remove the “mask” that we are so comfortable hiding behind. When we can remove the mask we can then begin to confront our reality which means we can confront our problems head on.

Some of you still may be wondering, what is Sharon D. Meadows really talking about? May I share a personal experience with you? A few years ago, I was a married woman, with a husband, and a family and a quote, unquote beautiful life. Yes, I spelled out my air quotes for you because I didn’t want you to miss it. A “beautiful” life is what my life appeared to be, but on the inside of the 4 walls that I called home, my life was far from beautiful. I was depressed and miserable and enduring an abusive marriage.

After 7 years of suffering inside and enduring the abuse from my husband I began to realize that I needed to escape from the situation if I wanted peace. You see, friends, “shift” eventually became real for me and I had to make a decision. I could no longer pretend things were all good at home. When shift got real, I was faced with a reality that I had to deal with. I was married to a cheating spouse and I had to make a decision with how I wanted to handle the situation. You see in my life, “shift” occurred and the situation got real for me  and I was faced with dealing with the realness.

Friends, I could not pretend that I wasn’t married to a cheater. I had to face my reality and my reality was that my husband was a habitual unfaithful man that repeatedly committed adultery and I had to make decisions regarding how I planned to proceed with his infidelity. The end result, I felt my health and well-being were at great risk and I decided to divorce him to preserve myself and my emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. It was a tough decision to make but it was one I felt that I was forced to make and so I did. #ThoughtsOfADivorcedWoman

Ask yourself are you prepared to face the “realness” of your situation when “shift” gets real in your life? #WhenShiftJustGotReal

Sharon D. Meadows is a Certified Professional Transformation Coach and the Author of the Amazon Best – Seller, Journey to A New You—A Transformational Guide to Discovering Your Inner Strengths!

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Posted on April 6th, by sdmeadows in Coaching.

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