LIFE IS HARD. We will all face hardships, obstacles, adversity, change and challenges whether we like it or not – both in our personal and professional lives. But my own hard has taught me so much about life and living. The greatest teacher in my life has been my hard. These lessons I have learned by facing my own hard in life are what allows me to continue to thrive even in the midst of my hard.

Every struggle in my life taught me something so valuable and made me even stronger. I never let fear, failure or tough times stop me from moving forward and creating a life I love. I’ve seen pain. I’ve felt it. I’ve been scared. I’ve had so much fear I thought it would paralyze me. I’ve fallen to my knees, prayed, asked why and cried more than I thought was possible. But I truly believe that each struggle and hard prepared me for the next. It may not have been easy to see that at the time, but I see it now.

“Adversity is a natural part of being human. Things do fall apart. It is in their nature to do so. When we try to protect ourselves from the inevitability of change, we are not listening to the soul. We are listening to our fear of life and death, our lack of faith, our smaller ego’s will to prevail. To listen to your soul is to stop fighting with life—to stop fighting when things fall apart; when they don’t go our away, when we get sick, when we are betrayed or mistreated or misunderstood. To listen to the soul is to slow down, to feel deeply, to see ourselves clearly, to surrender to discomfort and uncertainty and to wait.”

–Elizbeth Lesser,  Broken Open

We must learn to stop fighting with life. To accept what is. To feel deeply. To grow. To heal. To find the lesson. That’s the only way we can move forward after our hard in life. To realize that change and hard is a certainty in life. But that growth and learning the lessons they are meant to teach you are optional. The choice on whether you learn the lessons is up to you.

Life is change. Growth is optional. The choice is yours. It’s time to ROCK your change! Are you ready? #change   

Life is Change. Growth is Optional. The Choice Is Yours. Rock YOUR Change.

What do you choose? I choose growth and rocking my change!

Here’s to growth and rocking change,


#change #thrivingchange #lifethriver #motivation #leadership #success

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Kim Becking is a keynote motivational speaker; change, communication and leadership expert; and success coach who helps individuals and organizations create momentum in their work and life to get massive results.