The shift happened after my heart surgery at the age of 24. This was something that I never fathomed could happen to me, let alone happen at such an early age.
But life happens even when we have other thoughts about how it’s supposed to work.
After my open-heart surgery, I realized that I could live a healthy life and still have something catastrophic happen. I could do everything right and still head down the “wrong” road.
Little did I know, this was the start of a completely new mindset. My heart surgery was the start of a mental transformation.
I began to realize that I’m not broken no matter what happens. I’m a person capable of reframing my experience. I can overcome more than I ever thought possible. I can control my response in even the most difficult situations.
And now I’m here to write that you’re not broken either.
It’s a word you need to try to remove from your vocabulary.
Being broken is synonymous with relinquishing the great power that you have. When you say that you’re broken, you’re giving up your ability to make decisions for yourself, when the reality is that you have no clue how your life will turn out in its totality.
If you stop now, if you say that you’re broken, you don’t get to experience the totality of life.
Broken is a narrow mindset. You’re complete and always have been. When you look at the world that way, you experience an opening-up effect.
You realize just how far from broken you actually are.
A short reminder to start your day. If this helped you, forward the email to one or two friends who might be struggling with this.