Transformative Thursday’s: Do You Need CPR?

This week, I took a CPR class and learned that when the heart goes into cardiac arrest, the person is considered “clinically dead” but may still have a chance of living and “coming back”.  The key is not letting too much time pass without stimulating and possibly shocking the heart.  If the heart is still fairly healthy, the person can be revived with CPR.  When cardiac arrest occurs, the heart begins to quiver instead of pumping blood. An AED is used to shock the heart which stops it from quivering and gets it pumping.

Life sometimes deals a blow so crushing that your heart gives up and begins to quiver.  You find yourself going through the motions of a lifeless marriage, a dissatisfying job, failing health or loss of friends and quickly forget about your dreams and passions.  You are simply trying to make it through each day.  At that point, you are in “cardiac arrest” and if you do not reach out and get help to pump your heart, you will soon die.  You will leave this earth with unfulfilled missions, dreams and desires.

If you find yourself barely getting by and becoming increasingly faint of heart and lacking zeal, shock your heart today.

  1. Assess your life.  Are you happy?
  2. Revisit your life’s purpose. Why are you here?
  3. Get clarity and direction on what you need to do. What should I be doing?
  4. Map out an action plan with small, achievable tasks.  What can I do this week, next month and next year?
  5. Hold yourself accountable or hire a coach.  How will I stay on track?

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~Coletta Jones Patterson

Coletta is an author, life coach, business executive and weekly blogger.  Connect with Coletta at

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