The Calm That Follows

If you read my blog about Finding Your Calling, I want you to know what comes next.

Just like the aftermath of an external churning like a thunderstorm or tornado, there will be some debris on the ground and perhaps a little damage to the plants of our heart. We may even have our emotional house completely destroyed. The difference between a natural disaster and an emotional churning is that what gets destroyed in the emotional storm was meant to be destroyed to make way for the new.

The calm that follows the internal churning is our period of renewal, creativity, purpose, drive and results. This is where the good stuff finally happens. You’ll notice that your thoughts are clearer, your desires and dreams come into sharper focus and you have outrageous goals that you know you can absolutely achieve. This is the time to reach and stretch yourself to that next rung up the spiral staircase toward fully engaged living because the period of calm is fleeting.

The calm after a thunderstorm, that period of freshness and coolness in the air, is soon replaced by the heat and unsettling of an ever-changing atmosphere. You need to protect and maximize the inner calm that comes after an emotional storm or churning because the detritus of daily life will soon invade that space and create an unstable environment for the next storm. When it comes, (and if you are pushing yourself to accomplish BIG things there will be another one,) you want to be a few steps ahead of where you are now. So use that calm period to push through to the next level and when the next storm of life comes your way, you will stand stronger and firmer and greet it with unflinching strength.

Kim Schuld is a speaker and consultant helping individuals and business owners know themselves better in order to better understand their families, clients and prospects. Kim spent more than 20 years in national politics working with corporations, trade associations and non-profits using her methods to help clients reach their audiences faster, and to make the most of their limited time in front of Congressmen, Senators, Governors and the media. Kim Schuld is the author of the upcoming book, “The Promise of Someday,” about the shift that takes place when individuals start to hope for a better “someday” and the steps to make that happen in their lives. For more information visit

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