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EVERYTHING Is Going To Be Okay

G Samuel Verret, Phoenix, Arizona

Where are you right now?  What are the circumstances that seem to be getting the best of you?  When you feel like nothing is going to change what do you do?  Do you lose hope and give up, or, do you make the decision to keep moving forward?

When I find myself in situations that are dragging me down, when the ANT’s (automatic negative thoughts) in my head are telling me there is no way out, when I feel like giving up, the first thing I do is seek encouragement.  It may be through a book, online quotes, listening to an uplifting sermon or motivational speech, but most of the time I just encourage myself.

I have learned when I am feeling frustrated – like nothing is ever going to change, and that there is no way out of what I am facing, – if I will slow down and remind myself of the past victories and successes I’ve enjoyed my attitude goes from negative to positive in just a few moments.

Sometime ago I saw this Facebook post on The New Early to Rise page, and had to share it with you.

Everything is going to be okay. No matter how dark the days, no matter how deep the current dip, you are on the way up and out of it. Every step taken in the right direction, no matter how small, moves you back on track towards better days.

Never give up on scratching, clawing, and fighting for each inch. An inch turns into a foot, a shuffle turns into a sprint, and you’ll get closer to your big dreams and goals with a Never-Quit attitude. It won’t be easy. But you can do it.

Lean on your social support, take action on your mentor’s advice, do the most important things for your life first thing in the morning before anyone interrupts your day, and progress will be yours. With progress comes momentum, with momentum comes optimism, with optimism comes more action, and so the virtuous cycle goes.

Take that first step in the right direction, right now. It doesn’t have to be big, it just has to be made. Let’s go. You can – and WILL do this – I believe in YOU.

                                                                                                                                                       (Craig Ballantyne, Editor, Early to Rise)

Final thought: Be encouraged, God is with you, this is your day, the day you make the decision to keep fighting, walking, and giving it all you’ve got.  Your victory is just ahead.  Success is just in front of you.  Remember, “Everything is Going to be Okay!”

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