Transformative Thursdays: Overcoming Dysfunction


Driving without my contacts is doable but not ideal.  My contacts were prescribed to correct my vision to what is ideal and to the intended level. By not wearing them, I have made a decision to accept the less than ideal situation. And of course, it can cause problems. I may have an accident if I’m driving and can’t see the car in front of me. I may walk into a wall that my eyes can’t see.

God designed an “ideal” and spectacular life for us–one that is fulfilling, filled with peace and brings us joy. However, whenever we begin to accept dysfunction, we exchange that life for our best life. Dysfunction is simply accepting what is not ideal or intended. 

In life, we encounter situations daily that can become dysfunctional if we do not take measures to correct them. We can find ourselves settling quickly for what becomes the “new norm” even though it shouldn’t be. What dysfunctional situations have you allowed in your life to become the “new norm”?

Once you identify those dysfunctions, take one measure today to begin to correct it. You can overcome dysfunction one consistent step at a time!

~Coletta Jones Patterson

*Coletta is an author, speaker, certified life/business coach and executive who is passionate about helping others go beyond stuck.  Her latest book, “Beyond Stuck: Creating the Life You Want” is available on  Connect with Coletta at

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