Conquering An Overwhelming Sense Of Loss

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Are you in a personal situation in which you cannot begin to imagine conquering an overwhelming sense of loss?

Watch the video above, in which Tony Robbins helps Jim overcome the devastating loss of his entire savings, and more.

Forward Steps Personal Development Collection ImageRobbins calls on Jim a man who was facing extraordinary financial challenges that had driven him to despair.

In the 1990s, Jim had grown a corporation that served people with disabilities from the startup level to a twenty four million dollar business.

In 2002, however, a change in government policy killed his business.

In the same year he also suffered a disastrous loss in his personal investments as well as losing the life savings of a close friend.

Faced with his loss, Jim found himself unable to imagine a future for himself.

This film will show you how Jim was able to turn his life around in one day, from suicidal despair and financial shame to a greater understanding of himself, in the satisfaction of living his life’s true purpose.

Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. -Jo Nesbo Share on X

One year later Jim is happy and enthusiastic about his life and his work.

This is the story of one man’s journey from pain to freedom.

So let’s begin when Jim first stood up in the midst of despair to speak with Anthony Robbins…

I hope this video talk has made a difference to how you view your own circumstances.

The dark night of the soul has appeared in traditional spiritual texts, famous stories and popular movies throughout our history.

I believe it has been written about so much because it is a common experience that everyone who is committed to reaching his or her inner and outer potential must go through.

Conquering - Forward Steps image_1It is a period of time where we learn our most difficult lessons because any flaw, inauthenticity or shadow that is holding us back must come to light so that it can be consciously released. Normally, this takes place right before we are about to have a major breakthrough or shift in our life.

A good description of this phenomenon is in the classic novel, The Alchemist, when Paulo Coelho writes:

“What you still need to know is this: before a dream is realized, the Soul of the World tests everything that was learned along the way. It does this not because it is evil, but so that we can, in addition to realizing our dreams, master the lessons we’ve learned as we’ve moved toward that dream. That’s the point at which most people give up. It’s the point at which, as we say in the language of the desert, one ‘dies of thirst just when the palm trees have appeared on the horizon… ‘Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested’. The boy remembered an old proverb from his country. It said that the darkest hour of the night came just before the dawn.”

So if you are facing any sort of personal or spiritual obstacle right now, just hang in there and don’t give up. This is a challenging time for a lot of different reasons.

There is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you can remain steadfast, then whatever difficulty you are facing now will eventually be seen as your greatest friend because it gave you the necessary strength to carry out your life purpose.

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Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (

Since March 2003, I've been sharing practical, positive, thought provoking and inspiring self improvement content online. My aim is simple - to offer tips and resources that help us enhance our daily experience of life and to keep stepping forward. Perth, Western Australia is the place I call home and I'm the author of "Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones". You might also know me from the Forward Steps personal development blog and the daily series of "365 Forward Steps Notes", all designed to add wings to our unique life journeys.

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