There is always somebody worse off than you

Tonight I attended a presentation by an amazing woman by the name of Carren Smith.  I thought the entire presentation was going to be focused around public speaking and tips and ideas on how to improve on my presentations.  But oh boy did I get something different!

Ok, I did get some tips and ideas, but beyond all of that, I was absolutely blown away by Carren’s story.

I don’t want to tell Carren’s story because it is her story to tell, but in short, she lost her husband to suicide and then two close friends shortly after during the Bali bombings.  She was also severely injured herself and is lucky to be alive, after being given only 6 hours to live!

While Carren was telling her story I was moved and could feel myself getting teary (not a common thing for me, let me tell you!) because after facing such terrible circumstances in her life, she was not only able to get through it, but came out the other side with amazing success too!

I could only try to imagine the pain and suffering she experienced and I could never come close.  But today, here she is, a beautiful, successful entrepreneur who is making a difference in other people’s lives!

It really put things in perspective for me.

Yeah I’ve had my hard times and I’ve struggled through some aspects of my life.  But what I’ve gone through is NOTHING compared to what she has been through.

So what’s stopping me achieving the same level of success???

NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

You won’t have to search very far to find a very successful person who has experienced pain, suffering and loss, but has overcome it to achieve amazing success in their life.

And when you think about it, there is always someone worse off than you.  There is always someone who would give ANYTHING to have your life in exchange for theirs.

The fact that you’re even able to read this article says you at least have the luxury of being able to look at the internet –  so already you have more than most.

Now is the time to experience gratitude for all that you have and to realise that no matter how bad things seem right now, you CAN rise above it and achieve what you want in life.  :)

Carren’s website can be found here:

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