Before my accident, I was floundering mentally with thoughts and internal questions on where I should focus my efforts. I honestly had many things that I had planned to achieve (many irons in the fire), yet lacked direction and concentrated effort. With all of this going on, my family had just relocated to South Africa for my husband's work. I was swirling in a sea of mental anguish over the many moves we had encountered and uncertainty of what I should do specifically with my time. Daily, I would tell myself that I had finally settled on something...that something would be changed a week later.
But, what happened next put me in a different frame of being.
Last year in November, as I drove, I came to an intersection with no working lights. I stopped and moved up in the line-stopping, waiting and looking, until it was my turn to go. As I took off in my car from the three-way stop, I was t-boned by another vehicle whose driver did not notice the lights were out. The car I drove was damaged and pushed a few feet. With the impact I was in a state of shock...I was in such a shock that I could not even use my own cell phone to dial for help. My blessings were: beautiful people were around to assist me and I was able to get out of that car and walk away with no visible scratches. My struggle was that I was unable to think clearly for a few months. I was able to recover. The time I took to recover, helped me to rest, regain confidence in driving and process what I felt I wanted to do with my life.
What came out of this for me is the truth that I am here and able to continue to do what I do and impact others in a positive way. I truly understand and live my purpose of creating original works and helping people transform their lives.
From my accident, I was brought to two major items that I think is important to realize in life: 1. It is essential to do what you love and 2. We have a powerful and positive impact on others when we step out and live our purpose.
-Doing what one loves brings life and energy to every moment and can help each of us live a more fulfilled life.
-Our purpose becomes powerful when we share it with others or impact others in a positive way.
In my life and career, I have been given many chances to do what I love and live my purpose.
Today, a year after my almost debilitating accident, I can say that I am thankful for my new chance and renewed purpose. Today, I continue to write and coach my clients to achieve great results in their lives and careers. The work I do transforms lives. I help my clients follow their passions, create transformative opportunities and live purposeful lives. I am so excited for my clients and what they have accomplished while working with me.
For this moment though, there are two things that I want you to remember in life: 1. Do what you love and 2. Live a life of purpose. These are essential in our daily living.
Thank you for tuning into my message and journey! I look forward to sharing more with you soon.
Trena Bolden Fields, International Speaker, Writer, Certified Life Coach and Actor