Tatum O’neal is a Hollywood actress best known for being the youngest Oscar winner at age ten. On June 1, 2008 she was arrested for allegedly buying crack cocaine near her apartment. She went through the horrific experience of being publicly exposed by the media and judged by an entire nation. All that was preceded by a divorce and losing custody of her children. Almost a year later after the arrest, she says she’s very grateful that all this has happened to her.
You must be thinking, how could she be grateful?!
How could someone having gone through such horrendous experiences be grateful for any of this? Before I answer this question, let me ask you… have you ever had something happen to you that you didn’t want happen, only to later find out that it had happened for your own good?
Let me give you an example…
I know many employees who want to start their own business. And even though they have the skills and the resources to do this, they haven’t summoned the courage to leave the comfort and stability of their full time job. I know because I was one of them. Until I was made redundant. But surely being made redundant is horrible you must think! Of course it was uncomfortable. But it also was the catalyst to my independence. It was the push I needed to set on my own and start my London life coaching and NLP practice. If I weren’t made redundant would I have still made it as a life coach in London? Sure, but it would’ve definitely took me much longer.
And that’s what happened to Tatum O’neal. She knew she was in trouble and she needed help. She knew she couldn’t get out of her addiction on her own and that something bigger must happen to help her out. That’s why what it took is her getting arrested, spending time in jail and public humiliation to overcome her addiction. And that’s why right now, looking back at all the past events, she’s grateful that all this had happened.
A couple days ago Tiger Woods lost an 8 million pounds sponsorship deal because of his latest scandal. Different women are making allegations of having had sexual encounters with him. He’s now forced to take an indefinite leave from golf to work on his marriage. At the first glance, this sounds horrible. But there will come a time, when Tiger Woods will look back at all this and realise that it all happened for a greater reason. And for that he will be grateful.
Now the question is, did Tiger Woods intentionally; whether consciously or unconsciously, cause the car accident to happen?
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