“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~Vivian Greene

We will each face storms in our lives. It is up to us to determine how we will respond to these disruptions. Will we hide inside, waiting for it to pass, or will we continue with our lives, weathering the storm to experience all life has to offer?

Let’s say you decide to wait out a storm in your life. Although you might be waiting, time isn’t standing still, is it? Your life, whether you’re ready or not, is moving forward. If you are just waiting, you are drifting while you wait. This is not accomplishing anything! Waiting just allows time to pass. Eventually, you must take action. This can involve planning or learning before taking action, too!

Sometimes, though— no matter how well you plan— there is no possible way to do anything without getting rained on… And that is when you must learn to dance in the rain. Rain or shine, life must go on!

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.” ~Gilbert K. Chesterton.

Here are some tips to help you Take Back Your Power and start Learning to Dance in the Rain:

We all go through unpleasant weather at various points in our lives. Sometimes we sit down to wait for the storm to pass, and then forget to get back up. Take a moment to consider where in your life you might have paused for a break in the weather, and never gotten back to it.

  1. Identify any storms in your life.. Are there storms in your family life? Are there storms with or between your friends? Are there storms at work, between co-workers, or even between your company and the customer? What about your social groups, are there any storms there? Take a moment to consider where and how severe your storms are at this moment.
  2. Consider these storms and whether you need to take some time to plan, or to take action and make the best of the situation so that you can move forward with life.

“If you can dance like raindrops, there will always be sunshine.”~Curtis Tyrone Jones.

Those are the only two options to consider when trying to make the best all life has to offer. Don’t wait for better weather, go out and dance in the rainstorm!