Have you ever went ahead and set a goal for yourself, starting out and feeling so committed. You knew this time was different. Then suddenly you are losing steam and unable to maintain your focus.
Life provides an opportunity to grow everywhere we look.
Sometimes we just need to change our focus.
When you have hit a wall..
When you are stuck in your thoughts
When you are judging someone or something else
When you are presented with something you don't understand
Consider a moment in your life when a negative event led to positive consequences that you were not expecting.
We have all experienced this at one time or another in our lives. We have our mind set on a certain outcome, but life sends us a curveball, and we go on a tailwind spin downward lost in the agony and pain of what was.
Life can sometimes get the best of us, and feel like a giant snowball.
It can be overwhelming.
It can even be downright scary.
Noone is immune to it.
Even those you admire, who appear to have it all together hit bumps in the road.
The difference is all in how you handle it, and if you have the tools to come through the other side with your head high.
A metaphor I like to use is this.
When you let the problems pile up, and you sit back and look at what is going on all at the same time, it can feel like a steep mountain where you cannot reach the top.
Try this instead,
Imagine yourself riding your bike, and it is a hilly road. You see in the distance ahead, that the road is winding and has some hills of different heights so as you are peddling you put a plan in place to stay on course.
As you see the hill approaching, you pick up momentum, while gliding down the other side.
Because you used the tools you have and put a plan in pace getting over that hill was not so bad, and you are ready for the next one.
If you had not looked ahead and waited until the incline was in front of you, it would feel like a mountain, and you may not have had enough momentum to get up that hill.
This is what happens when you compound the problems you are facing rather than dealing with one at a time.
The Lesson: Look at the problem you are facing one at a time, and work through it. Do not look at all of them simultaneously or it will feel impossible to conquer.
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Do you practice self-compassion? Do you treat yourself with care and love when you have come across your own mistake or fault?
This consists of:
Being Kind to Yourself - Be gentle and understanding rather than being hard on yourself or overly critical.
Think of something that you have wanted to do, but have not take action on. What was it that help you back?
What held you back is your story. This is something that you have been telling yourself to keep yourself safe. Your subconscious mind learned at one point in your life by doing this, it was the right thing to do, but not it is time to tell it Thank you, but I am going to be OK!