Overcoming Circumstance

“I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances.”

Martha Washington

You and I can sometimes feel stuck in our circumstance.

But we can get unstuck and gain back our freedom!

“Okay!” you say. But how? Ready for it?

Take responsibility. Own it.

Taking responsibility is how we take back our freedom.

I want my freedom. I want my autonomy. Do you want the same?

Then no matter what. Own It!

Everything stated above sounds so beautiful right? Still skeptical? Alright, alright. Your prerogative. Just read my truth below:

It is May 1, 2020, and I am just finishing the final draft of this post. What is happening right now for me personally?

Well, just a few months back, in February, I was one of about 1,500 to 2,000 peeps laid off due to a huge restructuring at a very renowned retail company.

Then the lockdown for Coronavirus happened. All of this is circumstance that I could view as out of my control.

Hell No I say! I want my freedom! And so, I will take responsibility.

Moment of truth:

I didn’t get a 4- year degree and I should have. I never would have been a retail manager otherwise.

I became an addict. Now I have 9 years clean. But still…owning it.

Finally, in my last year on the job, I was ready to leave. 60+ hours weeks were doing me no good and I needed to get re-inspired. They even stole my joy of the holidays!  I had been working up the courage to start this BLOG and website and go from there.

And so?Owning the job loss. Owning the timing. As a member of the human race and as a member of our global economy – owning the damn virus and lockdown too!

Now below is an exert from an article exhibited in an online class I am taking. You got this far with my rant. Oh c’mon! You know you like it! 😉

Don’t stop now! Read below:

This exert reflects the thoughts on freedom and responsibility from Viktor Frankl (1946/2006), a holocaust survivor.

“Clearly limitations and freedom are not always each other’s counterparts. Meeting our limits can often help us to become more aware of inner freedom.”

Siebrecht Vanhouren, author of “Freedom, Choice, and Responsibility”

“Viktor Frankl argued that even in the most extremely limiting situations, man has still the freedom how to cope with this situation. As a holocaust survivor, he (Frankl) personally experienced how he became aware of the fact that he still had the freedom how to cope with the cruelty of the concentration camp. Frankl decided that he wanted to live a meaningful life despite the dreadful circumstances. Not every prisoner experienced this kind of freedom. Those who only experienced the limitative tragedy and didn’t experience the freedom to give meaning to their existence died very soon.

Siebrecht Vanhouren, author of “Freedom, Choice, and Responsibility”

So What’s Next for me?

And

What’s next for you?

We start the climb.

Yeah baby!

“It’s all about the Climb”

A quick reminder and note of encouragement:

You are a Bad Ass! You may not know it yet. You may not believe it yet. But you are! And so am I!

We got this! I promise!

Thanks for reading.

Sincerely, TheDreamHustler

Please follow and like us:
onpost_follow
Tweet
Share

10 thoughts on “Overcoming Circumstance”

  1. Love it. Powerful, funny, and special. Very capturing for readers. It is going to make a difference. ❤️

  2. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post. Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  3. I think this is one of the most significant information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on some general things, The web site style is great, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

  4. This design is spectacular! You obviously know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Fantastic job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  5. Hi! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Fantastic blog and excellent design.

    1. Thank you so much. It is a work in progress and I sincerely appreciate your feedback. I am go grateful you will be sharing. May it help everyone, one person at a time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *