Tragedy and failure play an important part in the development and the way we see our lives. It’s not easy to see that when you’re going through the motions but when you come out, you really appreciate them. A person who has never ever failed can’t understand the sweetness of succeeding, they just wont know.
Getting my heart-broken over and over again was single-handedly one of the worst experiences of my life. There would be no way I would appreciate the (So Call) love when I find it. the term “What’s love without tragedy” doesn’t mean that your relationship will be full of turmoil, it simply means that before you find the one you are supposed to spend the rest of your life with, you’re going to experience some serious pain and heartbreak. It’s the tragedy that makes us thankful, it’s the tragedy that makes us do everything to protect ourselves and the people we love. If Jesus didn’t die on the cross the way he did, we would all be going to hell and living in sin. That Tragedy freed us and gave us salvation.
It’s the same with everything, even in business you can fail over and over again and most successful business men will tell you they failed miserably. But when they found the secret ingredient and kept the wheels turning it was all worth it. If you’re Jamaican you will know the cell phone company Digicel, do some research the man who found that company owned so many businesses before that failed miserably, if I’m not mistaken at one point he was bankrupt. Today he’s laughing all the way to the bank, and everywhere else he happens to go actually.
If you’re going through a tragedy right now, just know that I have been there. In business, in my personal life, relationships of all kinds, and today I have risen above it. I can say that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, and not just happy, I have a clear view of my future, I have plans in place and I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I have had happiness before but I was afraid of the future, I no longer fear the future.
We learn about ourselves in some of our darkest times, we learn about who is there for us, we learn about family and what’s important to us. Some of us even learn about God.
This is my life and I’m in control of it, all of it. I take full responsibility for only me.
xoxoxo Lauren O Lauren, don’t be afraid of Tragedy stand up to it and rise above it.