Senator Ted Kennedy and Reaching Your Goals

To finish up our week about having the courage to create the life you want, we use Senator Ted Kennedy as an example. No matter what challenges he faced, he never took his eye off the goal.

WASHINGTON - MARCH 31:  Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Edward Kennedy (D-MA) presides over the confirmation hearing for Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be secretary of Health and Human Services on Captiol Hill March 31, 2009 in Washington, DC. Sebelius, the current Democratic governor of Kansas, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to help lead the charge for health care reform.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Kennedy’s life was marred by tragedy and scandal – from the assassination of brothers John and Robert and the earlier death of his brother Joseph in World War II, to the deadly Chappaquiddick crash. Despite his personal losses and failings, Kennedy persevered. He served alongside 10 United States presidents and was well known for his political insight. Another significant role he played was as patriarch to his brothers’ children and grandchildren.

You, too, can gain perspective, whether you’re hit in the face with a crisis or making a slow transition into the next chapter of your life. Expect a cascade of feelings – anxiety, the desire to hold on, resentment, sadness, fear, even a sense of freedom. The emotional roller coaster ride is normal. If you have the fortitude to step back, take a deep breath and face the situation squarely, you can’t help but grow from the challenges.

An article in Time called Senator Kennedy one of the greatest legislators in American history. You may not want to run for political office, but are you ready to take the first step toward a new goal? Sign our email list to the left of this post and download a complimentart ebook with practical strategies that can help you do it. Here’s to the courage to begin re-writing your own story.

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