What Are Five Steps Towards Surviving Your Own Eclipse?



“Do not be afraid when you experience an eclipse in your personal life. Just like the moon cannot cover up the sun forever, neither can bad moments cover up your life forever unless you want it to.” -Michael J. Fite

Keep this in mind whenever you are experiencing the eclipses that happen in your life.

The reality is that we all experience various eclipses in our lives. Some people experience them more frequently than others. What matters during the moments of our eclipses is how we deal with them at that time and what we do once the eclipses are done.

Today, we will take a look at the following three questions:

  1. What is an eclipse?

  2. What three factors can cause certain eclipses to last longer in your life than others?

  3. What are five steps towards surviving your own eclipse?

Now that we have the questions, let’s find some answers!

What is an eclipse?

Even though most people associate the eclipse with the sun covering up the moon, I am happy Merriam-Webster gave me another definition to work with that pertains to each of us at various points in our lives. The definition that Merriam-Webster has shown to me for an eclipse is:

  • A loss of power, success, popularity, etc.

This type of eclipse can happen with your social, professional, spiritual, and personal life. It can make you feel helpless, either not in or out of control, and less of a person. When this type of eclipse happens, it can be a lot to deal with it depending on the person and the situation.


What three factors can cause certain eclipses to last longer in your life than others?

When you experience a lot of eclipses, there are factors that can lengthen out certain eclipses. Here are three factors:

  1. You.

    • How you deal with an eclipse can determine how long it stays and whether or not it comes back in the same or worse form in your life.
  2. Negativity outside of yourself.

    • Outside influences who sabotage you with negativity can cause you to experience an eclipse longer than you should.
  3. The moment or event.

    • There are some moments and events (loss of a family member, job, house, etc.) that are simply harder to overcome than others due to how important and vital it was to you.

When you are experiencing an eclipse that is longer than normal, understand that life will throw you certain moments that will take more to deal with than others.


What are five steps towards surviving your own eclipse?

With every eclipse you face, you have the ability to survive and move on. Here are five steps to help you survive such a moment:

  1. Remain calm and centered. 

    • In a moment where your eclipse is bringing forth a negative effect, it is important to stay cool and deal with the moment without freaking out and losing our mind.
    • You can do this through meditation, prayer, or anything that allows you to find that inner peace inside of you.
    • When you are calm and centered, you are able to handle the eclipses with a good state of mind.
  2. Seek for guidance and get understanding.

    • Every eclipse you face has a reason for why it is there, and it is important for you to figure out why.
    • You can do this through research, asking questions, and other resources that can help you get the knowledge that you need.
    • When you seek for and get understanding, you are able to understand the eclipse and know how to deal with it.
  3. Surround yourself with people who can help you.

    • When faced with an eclipse, it is wise to find people who can be a good support system and can help you deal with the moment at hand.
    • It is wise to find people who have had success (not failure) in dealing with the certain eclipse that you are in, along with friends and family who support and love you.
    • When you surround yourself with people who can help you, you have a team that help you deal with your eclipse and see the light.
  4. Have a plan or two to get you through the eclipse.

    • It is important to know how you are going to deal with the eclipse that you are going through, and a plan can help you.
    • Develop your plan with some alternatives so that you give yourself flexibility in case you need to make a detour.
    • Having your plan in an eclipse can help guide you where you need to go and find the light again.
  5. Deal with the eclipse head on.

    • If you want a certain eclipse to leave, you have to deal with it head on.
    • As you deal with the eclipse, stay focused on the outcome and allow for the eclipse to teach you the lesson you need.
    • In dealing with the eclipse head on, you take the fastest route towards removing the eclipse out of your life.

When you survive your own eclipse, it just makes you feel good about life.

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I encourage you to take some time to reflect upon some of your own eclipses that either you have experienced or is currently experiencing. Understand that what you go through in your eclipses are simply apart of life’s ups and downs. As long as you do not get too far down, you can always rise back up and overcome. Let’s remember that your eclipse may come in to bring you down, but if you know how to deal with and learn from it, you will survive and move forward.



I have four questions to ask you in which I would love for you to give some thought. Feel free to comment and answer below.

  1. What was the most memorable eclipse that you have experienced in your life?

  2. How did you deal with that eclipse in particular?

  3. What was the end result of you dealing with that eclipse?

  4. What advice would you give to someone who may have to deal with such an eclipse as you did?

Your answers and comments can help yourself or someone else understand that eclipses will come in your life, but it is how you deal with it that will determine how it will affect your life moving forward.


I am a husband, father, life coach, motivator, and sailor wrapped into one guy with one mission in mind: To bring you the motivation and inspiration one post at a time!

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