Written by Admin S
"Others can stop you temporarily. You are the only one who can do it permanently." - Zig Ziglar
Life has its way of throwing obstacles in when we least expect. it. These obstacles can be in the form of circumstances, events, and even people.
When it comes to people being thrown in as an obstacle, it can really trip us up. Something could happen with these people, and you may find yourself feeling stuck and hopeless. You might think to yourself "This person has ruined my life. My life is over."
Is it though? Is it really?!
Here's something I've learned in the last 6 to 7 months: People can only ruin your life if you allow them to. We are the ones who give that power to these human obstacles. Fear not, however. We can take the power back. Sure, these people stopped us in our tracks, but we have the power to keep going.
If I were to allow my baby's father to stop me from living, I wouldn't be much of a mother to my unborn son. Lately, I been taking my power back, picking myself up, and dusting myself off. He has no power over me. He may have stopped me temporarily, but I pushed myself forward. I have the power to either keep going, or to stop completely. I refuse to lie down and accept the predicament that I'm in. I am embracing what has happened. I am learning from what happened, and the roadblocks that were set are making me THAT much stronger. Throughout my life, I have broken through the road blocks, defied the odds, and silenced my naysayers. This situation won't be any different.
Don't allow circumstances, events, and especially PEOPLE prevent you from moving. Continue to kick butt in this world. Keep moving forward. Don't give up!
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Shauna S has been an online content provider since 2010. Her work has been featured on AOL, Yahoo, Helium, Examiner, Bubblews, Hubpages, and more.