Just because things could be worse, doesn’t mean you need to wait for a crisis to change what’s no longer working.
Over time, parts we don’t like about our life and habits that are draining our energy become tolerable.
Instead of using our time to change what we don’t like, we use the time to learn how to tolerate, cope with, and manage them.
We comfort ourselves by saying “it’s not that bad” and “it could be worse.” And yes, things could always be worse, but why wait for a crisis to change something that’s not working now?
When we’re in a crisis mode, we don’t have the energy and emotional stamina to approach problems in a productive way.
So don’t wait until you have no choice but to change. Honor the part of you that wants more out of life now.
Working with a professional can be crucial because we can’t fully see ways in which we keep ourselves stuck and we can’t identify our own painful stories because we’re too attached to them.
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Nuggets of Wisdom
Last Friday I attended the annual Women's Summit, sponsored by Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial and Leadership Institute. Day was filled with inspirational and motivational speeches by incredible women.
Here are the biggest nuggets of wisdom I took from 2023 Women’s Summit:
Oh and did I mention that I met a powerhouse Kendra Scott and gifted her my Returning to Yourself guided journal? That happened! Check! :)
You may never grow and change in someone else’s mind. People may not want to give up the opinion they have of you. In their mind, you may always remain a one-dimensional character.
Once someone thinks they know you, they may never change their mind. Everything you say or do may be filtered through a well established opinion they have of you. It’s not your job to change their mind. You don’t need to prove anything to anybody.
What matters is whether you let yourself be who you want to be. What matters is that you don’t reduce yourself to one trait, one mistake, one opinion, or one interest. You can be so many different things at the same time.
If you found this helpful, you may enjoy What Will People Think? blog post.
About Personal Growth
Personal growth, whether it’s trough self-healing, coaching, or therapy is about unlearning what no longer supports you, returning to your own knowing, and becoming more of your true self.
It is about discovering who you could be when not guided by past conditioning and adaptations that were once helpful.
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or unfulfilled are not so much problems to be patched up as they are invitations to see what needs to be attended to.
As adults we are continuously pulled and called towards fulfillment, curiosity, creativity, and meaning.
The question is whether we will ignore the call or respond to it and fully show up for ourselves.