This post how to make this moment turning point of real change may look like your regular post or article on the internet. But it isn’t. Everyday life or the universe is presenting to us opportunities to grow inform of turning points. Some of this turning Point come as adversities and challenges. Others may come through pleasurable events and circumstances that if you’re not watch full may miss it, with the resultant effects coming back to haunt us somewhere down the road. Turning points are simply the only way out through life stagnation and the universe directional signs pointing us towards some direction in our lives. This could be a better direction to take in your career, marriage, religion or in life generally. And this opportunity is being presented to us on a moment-to-moment basis.
I was working as a security supervisor in a job I didn’t like. Going to work everyday was an uphill task I had to keep on with for almost 3 years. Often I experienced this choking feeling as though I am in a vacuum gasping for air. Apart from the job being demeaning and did not pay a living wage, it was very tasking and time consuming. While at this job, I was always sick why my blood pressure was always at the roof top sometimes reaching 180/140 Hg. All along I didn’t know it was the universe telling me that change is inevitable. I keep resisting the change because of fear of failure.
Fear such as how to pay the rent, feed myself and cloth myself as well as paying for health care when sick. In the meantime because the job hardly hard a vacation I couldn’t travel or make any journey home to see my father who was battling with prostate cancer and kept going in and out from the hospital.
One day, I finally had my fill I could not take it any longer, this was before the Covid -19 pandemic struck the world. Instinctively I just knew this was it, I can’t go on any longer if I want to have my mental health intact I must do something to get myself a breath of fresh air. So I wrote my resignation letter and instantly as I hit send, I became lighter as if a heavy weight have been lifted from my shoulders even though I wasn’t compensated by the company. I was extremely joyous even though by this time Covid-19 had hit many part of the world and many countries were on lockdown. At one time when the lockdown was ease up and people could travel I saw a window to travel home to see my sick father who I have not seen for over 4 years. Though he was looking pale and always needing blood transfusion, he was happy to see me. The 5 months I spent with him before his passing away was the best moment I wouldn’t want to trade anything even money with. I was grateful to God for allowing me to step into that Turning Point in my life. If I had not listen to my body and universe I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to spend time with my father as he prepares to exit this world. And maybe my health would have broken down from the difficulty of going to and fro from work during the lockdown.
Fear and Attachment Can Hinder you From Recognizing Turning point
Why did I have to torture myself in a job that I have no benefits to me? I dare say, it was because of fear. I let the fear of the unknown stop me in my stride from enjoying life.
I should have let go earlier and follow the direction the Turning Point is pointing me toward. Like me many people are at the movement of turning points their lives that will bring real change to them. Albeit, they are afraid to step out and embrace that change because of fear of the unknown. Although they are not happy in their marriage, jobs and in their lives but fear will not let them make the change. The universe is using this inadequate feeling of unhappiness and dissatisfaction to tell them, hey buddy there’s a better way, let go of the old and embrace the new. Sometimes the new is just an inch away waiting for you to just step into it and own it. At other times you have to exercise your god-given creativity an imagination to find it.
After I resigned from my job, what’s the next step to take, is a question that kept begging me for an answer. But I know deep down in me I didn’t want to work in paid employment. I need to start a business and work at it until it becomes profitable. This means I have to go for a long time without the basic necessities of life and paying for rent. I didn’t allow the fear of rent and food to take root in my mind. I was ready to do whatever it takes to survive. Subsequently, I started a website in the job and career niche, at the time i didn’t know it was a difficult niche to be in. I paid for one of these cheaper keyword tools to do keyword research and do some search engine optimization (SEO) on the website. So I went ahead load the site with some contents, unbeknownst to me the metrics I got for my research using the cheap keyword research tool where I was supposed to write content based on low keyword difficulty was not accurate.
After waiting for 6 months for Google to rank this site I was disappointed when I found out that my contents were not in the top 100 in search engine result pages (SERP). This prompt me to sign up for Ahrefs the leading keyword research tool in the market to carry out a kind of forensic analysis on my new site. What I found out shocked me to my bone marrow. All the keywords I targeted were difficult to rank for according to Ahrefs as they have a keyboard difficulty of 60 and above. It would take like 3 years to build backlinks an authority before I can hope to rank for any of those keywords.
Remember I don’t have the time, if I must monetize my website so I can start making money to pay rent and buy food. I need to get there very fast. What was I to do? Please let’s not forget we are still talking about how to make this moment turning point of real change.
Using the leading keywords research tools Ahrefs, I Began doing research again to find easy keywords I can easily rank for in search engine result pages. After compiling over 500 easy keywords I decided to start another website (blog) in a completely different niche. I am sure you found this post because I did a very good job of making it rank in SERP.
Why the blog is yet to start to making money I am hopeful and grateful I took this new direction brought to me by The Turning Point. When you find yourself used to the old ways of life and you are tied down to this routine, it is difficult to see any better way of living outside this. This can be caused by undue attachment. We are attached to our cars, houses, spouses, jobs, and so on. Even though they offer no new way of happiness or satisfaction to us. We simply remain there because as the maxim goes ” the devil you know is better than the Angel you don’t know”. This is particularly a dangerous one at that. But you have to trust life when It’s to make you embrace change, it will put you between the same Devil You Know and deep Blue Sea. Yeah, your mettle will be tested and stretched.
Cycles of Life
With the risk of sounding like some Eastern Yogi’s, I like to say life runs in cycles.
We have the 3,6,9, and 12 year cycles with some minor Cycles in between. When one cycle is ending the universe will nudge you to prepare for a Turning Point that if embrace will take you seamlessly into the next one.
In my life I have experienced the end and beginning of a new Cycle, but because of attachment to the old ways most times I let myself suffer unnecessary before recognizing this moment of Turning Point in my life. I have resisted many changes with all my might. That is why many people suffer, and living an unhappy existence as well as sometimes dying and untimely death.
If you are observant you will see that there are times when the world economy will experience boom while at other times bust. For example there was a global recession around 2008 and when the world exit, the economy blossom for a while, until Covid-19 pandemic struck in 2020 and force many economies to experience a downturn a case of the 12 year cycles even though there are many minor changes in between. I am sure you’ve heard statements like history repeat itself. These statements are referring to the cycles of life. Even global epidemic runs in cycles according to an article I read somewhere which although I cannot reproduce here. The focus of this article is recognising and knowing how to make this moment Turning Point of real change and to ensure you don’t become the Victim but the Victor in life.
However, some indicators of this coming change in our personal life are health issues, unhappiness, feeling of suffocation at work or relationship, direct nudges, uneasiness, anger and so on.
Trusting in God To Help You Accept Change
We can timed the changes coming into our life and embrace them if only we can learn to trust in God or a higher power to help us recognise turning points when they come. Paying attention to the cycles of life will help us prepare for moments of change and help us avoid the wear and tear associated with most major changes like job change, relationship and certain disasters because we would be ready for them.
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