Motivational speaker Les Brown once said “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” I love good quotes and that is among my favorites.
Sometimes we enter a desert season in life when everything seems parched and there is no evidence of life. Sometimes we have times during which God is silent and we feel like He has removed His hand from our lives. There are times when life’s storms attack so viciously and violently we expect to be swept away. Health, relationships, and finances are declining with no healing or help in sight. Rejection seems to be the norm.
Turn off the music. Stop talking. Lean in. Focus on these next words. Your set-back, depending on your attitude, is your set-up for greatness. Your rock bottom is your bottom rock- the foundation for your greatest life ever! That rejection is really the injection you need to fuel your inspiration.
It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. When you have nothing to lose, you are poised to take actions which produce gain. You have got to do something. You have a talent, skill, or gift. Match that to a need that others have. Something magical and beautiful will happen; you will see flowers in the desert, a lighthouse in the storm, and restoration in your life.
The painful and empty situation in which you find yourself can give birth to greatness you would not have otherwise realized was inside of you.
I’m grateful to have finally “given birth” to ideas and creations from a seemingly barren place … it has only taken 40 years!
Just as our place of comfort can breed complacency, our place of pain can breed profit and productivity.
Below are a few more quotes to hopefully inspire you as you turn nothing into something.
· Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. – Arthur Ashe
· Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. – Helen Keller
· Fall seven times, stand up eight. – Japanese Proverb