Life throws a lot of curves at us and one of the greatest steps we can make in our personal growth is learning how to move forward and let go of things that hurt us.  There is a quote that says trials can make you bitter or better.  Let's be honest - there are some horrible things that happen in the world - to us personally and others.  We are not always treated fairly or nicely....but if we hold on to every one of those moments, then we will be a miserable person and hold ourselves back from accomplishing what we want.

There are many people in history and present day who have overcome great obstacles and personal tragedies to become successful people.   I don't think very many people have the "easy" way though it often looks like that from the outside.

I had some devastating family circumstances my junior year of college.  It was a very hard time for me because the trust I had in other people had completely been betrayed and I was faced with the reality of how badly people can treat other people.  Up to then, I had been pretty naive in thinking that the world was a rosy place to live in and that things would always go as planned.  It took me a long time to get over what happened; I think some members of my family are still working through it.  But in the end, I am such a better person.  Don't get me wrong, it was HARD and it was a long road to recovery.  But that moment reset me on my path and pushed me in a much better direction personally and professionally.  

My challenge to you today is to push through what is hurting you.  Acknowledge it, feel the pain and then let it go.  It's hard because some people start to identify with their pain and let it define them.  Push through that and rise above your circumstances.

WellnessJoanna Simmon