I would like you to meet my friend Celeste. Celeste has a great success story. Celeste overcame personal and health challenges to let go of over 50 pounds, finish nursing school and reclaim a life of happiness after a difficult family situation. She is an awesome person. Here is her wisdom for all of us.
Goals…Dreams…Accomplishment…We all have them! We all are working on something that we think will bring us peace, happiness and joy. But how can we be sure that the goal we are working on is worthy of our time and effort? How do we know we have followed the right path? At times the path we thought was the right one to follow abruptly ends, takes a sharp turn or makes a fork in the road and we have to choose what to do next.
Over our lifetime, we all will complete some goals, dreams and accomplishments. We all have different challenges and trials that will lead us down the path to “accomplishments.” Being a Hospice Nurse, I have gained a unique perspective on our mortal experience here on earth. I am starting to realize it is not how much money we have in the bank, how much education we attained or how beautiful our house is. Yes, these achievements bring a certain level of satisfaction to our lives but in the end the real accomplishment is how we overcame our trials in life. C.S. Lewis said, “Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.” Stay focused and remember, anything worth having will have some bumps along the road but those “bumps” we experience are the best teachers in life!
You can read more about Celeste and her amazing work to build healthier lives at Heart to Heart Nursing. I am looking for other amazing woman and men who have a story to share about their dreams and goals. If you are one of them, please contact me.