I was in a car accident July 26, 2019. Nothing major, no one was injured, but I was shook! I've never been in an accident before. I've never even had a speeding ticket. I lost my appetite for the remainder of the day and not one thought was geared towards my prep. I ended up eating an entire bag of cherries and three golden Oreo cookies just so I could fall asleep. My mindset got really jacked up and my anxiety about driving went up ten fold. At the same time, I began to look at a few things differently by the time I went to bed.
What do you do when something shakes you and throws you off your path? What do you do to bounce back? I had to focus on the end goal. If you want to get your life together, you have to be honest with yourself. To admit that you are where you are because you've been holding yourself back is hard. No one can change you but you.
I couldn't stop driving because of one accident, but I could be more mindful of my surroundings and still move forward. Although I am still nervous about driving, I drove back to VA from NC. I cried when I parked my car in front of my house. I cried because, to put it simply, I didn't cripple myself and I was proud of that. It takes great strength to pull yourself out of a mentally negative space. Focus on that strength. Focus on your growth.
II Corinthians 4:9 states that we are "persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed..." Never forget that. No matter what the situation is, you will never be forsaken... you will never be destroyed. You are a beautiful soul and you have purpose. So, get up and change your mindset. Re-focus on end game. Push through.