How many times have we all asked ourselves this question? Embarrassingly enough, I have probably asked myself this more than I want to admit. We should be asking ourselves Why NOT me?
Why not me? Could that be right? I think so. I think we are capable of surpassing even our “known” limits. Challenges, whether life changing or just part of your every day; will always be present. This is LIFE! And a Life worth living is worth living well! And a well lived life is not a life without risk of heartache. But by asking Why Not me, you give yourself the opportunity to push your limits. And by pushing your limits your “known” limit is that much greater than the time before. And each time that limit is pushed you open yourself up for the unseen or unknown directions your life could go.
So when you’re handed something out of the ordinary, something you need to overcome just to move forward, ask yourself Why NOT me? And stop THINKING for a moment, quiet your mind and quiet your heart. Take that moment and accept what has happened and Believe you can overcome. Why not me? This becomes your challenge. Rise to the opportunity! The new challenge is proving to YOURSELF and anyone else watching that you are LIVING your LIFE as a LIFE worth LIVING!
“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact”.
William James, US Pragmatist philosopher and psychologist (1842-1910)