Life is unpredictable and sometimes storms are unavoidable. Navigating uncertainty can break you down. Losses of any kind are reminders that everything is temporary and can change at any moment. We’re often forced to let go of things that don’t matter in the storm. You can’t stop the storms, however we can learn to surf the wave of change.

No one wants to go through a storm,

but they are a pivotal part in growing and learning.

There is an opportunity to grow in every painful situation. Growth is progress and growth makes you look at things with a new perspective. They shape us and teach us there is always more to learn. When things don’t look how you want them to, you must learn to accept what is. You always have a choice, in every situation. You don’t always have a choice in the challenges you get. You still get to choose how you handle the situation.

Ask yourself these

5 questions when

you're riding the wave of change:

  1. Is my happiness conditional, am I only happy when things are going how I want?
  2. What emotion am I choosing? Are these emotions serving me in where I want to go?
  3. What things are beyond my control that I can’t change?
  4. What’s working and moving me to where I want to be?
  5. What can I change or learn from this?

Finding the power in letting go of how we think it should look and remember that with every fall comes a rise. What brings your destruction also brings you strength. Although it doesn’t seem that way at the time, storms are usually a blessing in disguise. I learned to reframe my experience in a storm. Reframing and shifting my perspective to be more empowered to act and surf the wave. No longer thinking “I don’t know if I can make it through this storm” and instead thinking “this is an opportunity for growth”. Also not giving the situation any other meaning than it is.

A storm can teach you how to better trust yourself. What to look for, what to listen to. When to be silent, so that you can take everything you have and use it to your advantage. Move forward with grounded intentions and new perspectives. Embrace the wave, embrace the change and look at it as an opportunity to rise up faster. Despite the pain of the storm, let it lead you to your purpose and ride the wave of change.