Navigating & Embracing Moments of Growth: Overcoming Challenges & Reaching Your Next Level
Change can be a terrifying journey, filled with uncertainties and challenges. However, it is within these difficult moments that we can access our true potential and access our next level of success. In this blog, I’ll be sharing with you how to navigate through the complexities of change, overcome obstacles, and reach new heights of success. I’ll be sharing the latest life updates, which have been an exhilarating rollercoaster of change, growth, and evolution over the past two weeks. Along the way, I’ve learned valuable lessons.
My Life Update:
For the past year, I held the title of Mrs. International 2022 until recently when I crowned the new Mrs. International 2023. It was an extraordinary experience being part of the pageant, reconnecting with my International family, and bonding with incredible women from around the world. Witnessing the passion and dedication of these women in changing their communities and supporting their families has been inspiring beyond words.
Right after the pageant, I dived into real estate school. Just one night day after the pageant, I was attending classes from 9 am to 6 pm for an entire week. The challenge was to learn and be tested on 19 chapters of real estate law, zoning, regulations, and codes within this short period. The pressure and overwhelming feelings were real, but I had a deep determination to succeed, and I did! I’m thrilled to share that I passed my pre-license exam in just one week, a feat that felt both daunting and exhilarating.
Navigating Through Moments of Growth:
Let me be honest with you; there were times when I felt completely defeated, stretched, and stressed over the past month. My perfectionism took over, and I wanted everything to be just right. But, this experience taught me some valuable lessons that I want to share with you. Here are my key takeaways:
- Show Up Even When It’s Hard: In those moments of struggle, I reminded myself that showing up is 80% of the game. Commitment to the process, even when it’s tough, is what sets the path to success.
- Embrace the Stretch: I’ve always believed that growth happens outside our comfort zones. Embracing the stretch, stepping into the unknown, and tackling new challenges lead to personal evolution.
- Know Your Why: Understanding my deeper reasons for undertaking these challenges, such as being a role model to my kids and showing them resilience, kept me going when I wanted to quit.
- Defeat Doesn’t Define You: Feeling defeated is part of the process. It’s okay to experience frustration and overwhelm. What matters is how we respond to it and use it as a stepping stone to greater achievements.
Life is a continuous journey of growth and evolution. Embracing the uncomfortable, pushing through challenges, and staying committed to our goals are crucial aspects of achieving success. Remember, the future version of yourself is waiting on the other side of those difficult moments. So, it’s essential to face life’s challenges head-on to grow beyond your dreams.