Photography by Tracy Sheppard


The importance of Re-positioning.

When we feel as though we are face to face with a brick wall; sometimes the best recourse is to re-position ourselves.

It happens. Life can be interesting and character building, whether or not we invite those moments. We may find ourselves feeling vulnerable and exposed, with circumstances beyond our control.

None of us are immune. If we’ve been around for any length of time, whatsoever, challenges will come knocking.

I love the term, ‘Re-positioning’. As a sailor’s daughter, and a lover of cruising; re-positioning brings certain scenarios to mind. The term, ‘re-position’ can mean an opportunity to catch a ship before it heads to an entirely different location. For example; ships may be in the Caribbean all winter, then head to Europe for the Summer season. A person can take advantage of this rare opportunity, if that is someplace you were planning on visiting.

Re-positioning can also be paralleled with life circumstances. To change our situation, we need to change our position. If we don’t like the way events are unfolding, or how life is treating us; we must change. If we can’t change our circumstances; we must change the way we are thinking about them.
I like how T. D. Jakes speaks of re-positioning ourselves, in this quote:

“Sometimes what makes us insecure and vulnerable becomes the fuel we need to be overachievers. The antidote for a snakebite is made from the poison, and the thing that made you go backward is the same force that will push you forward.”

Propelling ourselves forward is necessary if we are going to re-position ourselves and enjoy personal growth. Staying on course will determine our success. Becoming stagnant often leads to failure.

When we re-position ourselves, we change our attitudes and behaviors, embracing the necessary toward personal growth and to become extraordinary.

On a grand scale, we may find it necessary to re-position our career paths or place of residence. On a much smaller scale; we often desire a new wardrobe to match our emerging lifestyle, new hairdo or decision to embark on a healthier lifestyle.

Re-positioning must begin, always, with mindset. The decision to no longer stay in the same position and desire to propel forward, is required. Planning is essential. Navigational tools are critical. Knowledge, alone, is not enough. Attitude, persistence, and mindset are needed.

Surrounding ourselves with inspirational people, books, philosophies and clutter-free spaces are conducive to success.

This delicious and joyful feeling that we are fulfilling our life purpose is the purest form of luxury. These moments are layered with opulence, rich with completeness.


The time is now to create the grandest, most magnificent version possible for our one, luxurious life!