Part 9: May Day- Life’s Tests Perfect Us

Continued from Part 8: Mid-Year Checkup,

Are you dissipating so much of your energy fighting fires and just plain surviving that there is no fire or energy left to pursue those goals that bring passion and meaning to your life?

Are you overwhelmed by seemingly competing priorities?  Or maybe you’re looking at a career transition and just don’t know what to do next.  Maybe the transition was a choice or maybe it was forced on you.  Perhaps, your life or values have changed dramatically because your children have left home, you have health problems, have recently divorced or widowed, or have lost your job or someone special in your life.  Some have an even different challenge, they’ve spent so much of their lives working that they haven’t had the time to pursue a relationship or family.  We’ve all got our own burdens to bare.  No one escapes the  tests.  But, the tests perfect some and destroy others.

Life Tests Us to Protect Us

Many of you, like me, have been thrust into the sandwich generation and find yourselves taking care of parents and kids simultaneously while trying to work full-time.  Or, maybe you just don’t feel valued or appreciated and are not passionate about anything anymore.  It’s understandable to get depressed or feel down when so much seems to be out of your control.  Just remember that life constantly tests us in order to perfect us and we can’t have growth or a testimony without these tests.  We were not created to go it alone.  Be open and expectant because someone out there has exactly what you need and you have what someone else needs to progress to the next step in their journey.

Support Comes Naturally When You Get Serious!

How can you realistically and honestly expect others to believe in you and support your endeavors when you have not demonstrated by your persistent and faithful action, enthusiasm, commitment, and focus that you truly believe in your own dreams.

Faith attracts others while desperation and doubt detract.  The Creator, His Messengers, the universe, teachers, friends, mentors, angels, and even strangers are ready to help you if you would only ask and believe. Inspiration and enthusiasm come naturally when you get serious about your goals and are doing something about them.  Realizing that your amazing destiny is within your reach is of the utmost urgency; so stake your claim now.  The world is in desperate need of the contribution that you alone were created and destined to offer.

To continue to Part 10: The Wisdom of  Wil Smith, click here-

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Barbara Talley is a keynote speaker, author of six books, and trainer on value-based living themes.  She also offers Effective Communication, Diversity, Leadership, Time Management, and Goal Setting workshops.  Visit her at or contact her at 301-428-4831.  You may email her at

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