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We often talk about 'having a breakthrough' or 'breaking through' something. But what exactly are we breaking through and how do we do it. 
This week, we are discussing:

What are you breaking through to?

 or from?


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Breakthroughs can be thought of as 'post traumatic growth'. 

We often hear people talk about post-traumatic stress. And for many this is a very real condition. And yet, another person may go through the same event (car accident, war, loss of loved one, rape etc) and have a breakthrough in which the event becomes the catalyst to create a life and a legacy for the greater good. 
 
In life we all carry a blueprint of how our life should be. Your blueprint might be - work hard at school, get a good job, meet someone, get married, buy or build a house, have children etc. OR it may be - do well in school, develop your own business, retire at age 35 with passive income of $xxx per year. If your life conditions do not match the blueprint you may find you are not feeling happy. 

What if you are working towards your goals and something happens along the way. For example you may have a stroke. This may affect how you view yourself or it may impact how you generate your income. For many people this could trigger post traumatic stress disorder. And for others it could be the catalyst for change to a life that makes them happier. When a seemingly negative event happens we have an opportunity to experience a period of 'post traumatic growth'.

When something happens there are only 3 choices that we have. 

We can 
  • blame something or someone for the event and have no power or control over what happens next.
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  • change our life conditions. 
  • change our blueprint. 
  • Sometimes we cannot change our life conditions. For example if you have a stroke, you can heal from that and work on constant improvement. If you were an athlete and you have an accident and can no longer walk, that is not a condition that you can change. If you need more money to survive then you can change your life conditions by upskilling to get in to a better paying job.  
  • Sometimes we need to change the blueprint - sometimes the life conditions, usually it is a little of both that needs tweaking. And if you are not in to growth you can always just sit back and blame the world for your predicament. 
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  • My challenge to you this week is if you find you are stuck or have experienced a setback, find a way to breakthrough. Find your post traumatic growth. Humans are resilient and when you find a way to breakthrough, whatever it takes, you will realise how strong, how capable and how worthy you are. 
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have a great week.
 
 
Til next time
 

Sherry 
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