Do you believe that life is in our hands? That it’s what we make of it?
JJ Virgin, four-time NYT bestselling author, joins The Randy and Christa Show for the third time, but this time we're not talking about food sensitivities or sugar. We’re talking about creating strength and resilience.
When we learn to strengthen our power muscle and remember that we're in control, we can move past limitations of whatever life throws at us; we become resilient.
But what do you do when life throws the unthinkable at you?
As we go through life, we’re going to have to face trauma as an unavoidable part of the human experience.
The trauma that JJ faced was the worst she could ever imagine. While crossing the street, her 16-year-old son was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. Grant was saddled with three traumatic brain injuries, 13 fractures, and a torn aorta. When he got to the hospital in this condition, the doctors told her she was just going to have to let him go.
She tells the valiant story of her family taking the .025% chance to save Grant’s life and the four-and-a-half years of rehabilitation that ensued.
JJ says all we can do is live in the present because if many of us knew the long road ahead or what it would actually take to accomplish a health goal, improve a fractured relationship, build a new career, come back from financial ruin, open your heart again after a divorce, or recover from any other kind of setback, that road would appear too daunting. Instead, we must stay present and focus on the small positive things every single day – the “wins of the day” as JJ calls them.
Difficulty is par for the course of living a human life, and resilience can be too.
We don't grow from things being easy. People who have gone through challenges are typically happier and more successful in the end. Although, it can be a fine line between this outcome and coming out jaded after experiencing a hardship.
JJ gives us a hack that allows us to start the day out right, no matter what we might be going through.
She encourages us to be courageous.
Don’t wish it was easier, make yourself stronger.
Lean into your challenge when all your instincts tell you to run away. This expands your courage and therefore your confidence.
Your limitations will become your life.
Creating an abundant mindset and believing the impossible can be possible is another key attribute to JJ's Miracle Mindset. She says, “If you don’t believe you can, that’s as far as you’re going to get. You can’t outrun that”.
The Miracle Mindset, JJ’s new book, contains all the lessons she's learned to help you get ready now for any challenges that life may throw your way in the future. Read her book if you want more of anything good in your life.
Watch her powerful documentary called You Are Stronger Than You Think. You'll be inspired to open up to possibilities again no matter what you're going through in your life right now.