Sounds a little bit like life, don't you think? You attack each day with the desire to achieve your dream. You work at a job or business in hopes to retire in abundance. Sometimes you may get tired or feel a bit under the weather. During those times, you may even want to totally give up and quit.
One of the characters, Kyle, joins the Army, only to be hurt in an explosion. None of his limbs were lost, but the use of his legs were minimal at best. Kyle was giving up until his younger cousin, Sawyer, the boy in this story, pays him a visit at the VA hospital only to be met with discord.
Sawyer tells Kyle that he is not the only one who is suffering because of his injury. That was the shot in the arm Kyle needed to wake him up and begin to restore his body back to health.
At one point in the movie Kyle received an ovation while being introduced with his Army rank. I have three nephews that served overseas since Desert Storm. All three returned home. The oldest is still active and I'm so proud of him. Although Jason has not been injured during his deployments, thinking of him is when the tears began to fall down my cheeks.
Will. Determination. Heart. Defeat. Triumph. Love. Those attributes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes; and they span across species; any animal lover knows this for certain.
Do you let the agony of defeat stop you? It's okay to let it once in a while, however, not for very long. Give yourself a time limit in feeling the funk. (This is my first step in making it through any transition. Read more by downloading my "Now What" report.)
Oftentimes, once that limit has reached its end, you can move on to the next step in which your drive and determination is accessed where it can be cashed in on.
How do you move through your days when feeling a bit defeated, deflated, or distraught? I'd love to hear your steps.
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Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
PeggyLee is a Speaker, Best-selling author on Amazon.com, Certified Dream Coach® & Group Leader®, Trained True Purpose Coach®, and CEO and Founder of MyDreamArchitect.com, a subsidiary of Personal Transition Guidance, LLC. Also, Peggy Lee is co-facilitator and co-owner of the Coaches Circle Mastermind groups and is a regular columnist for the online community of DreamUniversity.com. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and Toastmasters International.
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