Surviving Divorce

Divorce is about letting go, as painful as that process can be. This workshop is about using that pain to improve your life, and if you've made it this far, you're on the right track. For the past few lessons, we've been doing a lot of psychological and emotional work. The focus of this installment is on taking the first action steps toward changing your life for the better. When you're ready to do this for yourself, you'll have truly transformed your divorce experience into one of gain rather than loss.

Make Today Your Day to Change

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but decided that it wasn't the right time? This is definitely the right time. Making positive changes can be as simple as meeting a new friend or taking an adult education class in your area. Your new developments could also be more substantial, like changing jobs or moving to a new town. Either way, using your divorce as a catalyst means that you've got a chance to turn your life into something extraordinary.

Taking risks is scary, but it's not as scary as standing still for 20 years. How many people do you know who are still caught up in doing the same thing, with the same people, day after day, and talking about "one day" when they find their pot of gold? Ordinary people wait for the pot of gold to show up, and extraordinary people go out and mine their gold. Extraordinary people hold themselves accountable for their choices, their actions, their destination. They don't wait for "one day" because they know that day is today.

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