What do pilots do when they know that their flight path will be riddled with stormy weather? How do they still decide to fly into the storm regardless of the potential dangers ahead?
Isn't it interesting that our lives, just like sturdy planes, are defined by such moments? That pivotal time when you decide to either stay back and wait for the storm to pass or decide that your destination is more important regardless of the severity of the storm? How is it that in life we see that the upcoming forecast is filled with storms and overall bad weather and decide that at that particular moment cowering is the answer?
Now, don't get me wrong. Sometimes it is safer to stay out of the eye of the storm for the simple fact that the storm could be stronger than what even you anticipate. In those moments, stay back and wait. However, I'm talking about those moments that create in us an unparalleled resilience. Those moments when we are in full pursuit of our destinies. Those moments where flying into the storm becomes a defining moment. That’s what I’m talking about here. For example, it's a known truth that the first year of marriage is among one of the toughest times in a relationship. How is it then that some people will divorce after the first year and others stay married and in love for over fifty?
Well, it's about your perception of the storm. Do you see a storm as a hindrance or an opportunity for growth?
Most people who make it through tough times have mastered the art of being comfortable with being uncomfortable. Let's ponder this a moment. The more challenges in relationships come, men and women need to remember their center. What is it that grounds you? Why are you together? What can be learned from this situation? I know that this feels like a very scientific approach to a problem. Yes, I know that feelings get in the way of being rational especially during challenges but remember that you are only going through a storm and like all storms, a break of daylight will come. No storm lasts forever. Why is it so hard to realize that storms aren't a bad omen? A storm should help you grow, not cause you to shrink back. Stand tall and remember that this too shall pass.
Ready for the storm
Three women going through life.