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Crisis? Now What?


While on a run I was listening to a podcast that mentioned how Winston Churchill stated to the citizens of Britain when WWII ended,


“Never let a good crisis go to waste.”


Afterward, I felt compelled to google the word crisis and learned the root meaning is from the Greek word krisis. It means ‘decision’ and in a general sense a ‘decisive point’.


Isn’t that the truth? When it comes down to it, a crisis is really about choice. Less about the circumstance and more about our attitude and how we respond.


When I am not in a crisis, I can see this clearly.


When I’m smack dab in the middle of the crisis, it takes all my heart and strength to remember that it is up to me to decide how I am going to respond (rather than react), and to be intentional with who I am being in the moment (my identity not attached to anyone or anything). When my spirit wins the battle over my natural mind, it makes a world of difference.


Truly.


A world of difference.


It helps me to separate the compelling world of my thoughts and feelings with the natural world that tries to engulf me. Grabbing onto the seemingly narrow slice of the heavenly world filled with love and truth.


Holocaust survivor and author, Viktor Frankl, greatly influenced my life after hearing about him and reading his book, Man’s Search for Meaning. He said,


“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms––to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”


And he goes on to say,


“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”


When a thriving survivor of persecution and attempted annihilation by Nazi Germany speaks – I listen. Dr. Frankl endured horrific injustices such as physical and emotional abuse, malnutrition, torture and loss of several loved ones. He inspires,


“Even the helpless victim of a hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above himself, may grow beyond himself, and by so doing change himself. He may turn a personal tragedy into a triumph.”


I repeat,

“He may turn a personal tragedy into a triumph.”



I have a wonderful life filled with love, great opportunities, happiness and joy, along with countless moments of crisis that try to crush me. Each crisis is an invitation to choose…


TRIUMPH.


I hope

and strive


to choose abundance


every


single

time!



I would love to connect with you:

I typed this while working through a crisis. I meditated on truth and allowed His word to seep through the pain. Inspired by Viktor Frankl, I doubled down on love to continue to discover the deeper meaning of life as I chose to my attitude, created value and experienced love.


1) Do you see it? The last sentence. As I typed the sentence and revised the layout, do you see what it formed? The greatest attempt to kill, steal, and destroy and it turned out to be the greatest triumph of all time! Do you see it now?


2) How do you view your moments of crisis after reading this post?


Also, I would LOVE for you to join us for my foundational course, Abundance Academy. Where we dive into more of how to choose an Abundance Mindset no matter what and even if. Head over to AbundantlyMe.org to sign up. Course starts soon!


Shalom!

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