The Invaluable Lesson I Learned When My Hard Drive Crashed.
The day before Christmas Eve last year, my computer stopped as I was trying to load new software. I was staring at it, telling it to COME ON! But there was a different plan. It did not listen to me. The hard drive crashed.
My “whole life” as a photographer & life coach was on that hard drive. All of my art, my notes, my work. I couldn’t believe it. What happened next was pretty amazing. I CHOSE not to worry about it. It would be 10 days before I could have it checked out. I chose to enjoy every day without my computer & have a great holiday. This mind-shift was like a miracle for me. When the computer specialists got to it in January, they confirmed that everything on it was irretrievable.
I had a huge revelation at this point. I felt like God was telling me that the past didn’t matter...what I had created & saved on my computer didn’t matter because of what God ordained for me to create in the future. It was like, what’s the point of loosing a dollar if you know you are going to make millions? The art & work I had created & saved on the computer was nothing compared to what else God had in store. Then I had this “WOW! WHAT do YOU have for ME to create?!” perspective.
It was as if I had been eating crumbs off the floor but NOW I was sitting at the King’s banquet table ready to chow down! I simply let go of the past so I could accept more. Now I’ve got a new hard drive & I always think, “Ok God! Let’s fill this sucker up!” Now I look DOWN-STREAM for ways God is flowing & wants me to use my gifts. “Where attention goes, energy flows and results show,” (T.Harv Eker). Life is a display of redemption.
“When you finally let go of the past something better comes along!”
PS: “When things are falling apart, they’re really falling together.”
Now let’s go change the world.
Professional Life Coach, Jenny Fox Shain, M.A.
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