You must be the change you want to see in the world.
My most favourite and meaningful quote from Gandhi.
How will you manage change and adversity when it is presented to you? Begin your path to a more fulfilling life experience with a discovery session and create a future of your choice by working in the present. Change begins in the mind! Change can be exciting and fun! How can I help?
Life presents opportunities for growth by introducing change into our lives. Opportunities may show up as challenges, problems, or adversities. We may “perceive” these changes as problems with no viable solutions and overlook the opportunities for growth. We seek solutions from external sources, such as other people or a change of environment. By doing so we give away our power, fall into victimhood, and play a blame game by thinking if others would change, we would be happy. If we had a different job, different spouse, or lived somewhere else, we assume we would be happy. We give away ownership of our lives and live in a reactive state based on what is happening externally. We fear failure and the shame and guilt we think will accompany it and become stuck.
By simply shifting beliefs around failure and believing it necessary to embrace it to live an empowered life, we open options that we may have perceived to be out of reach. Failure is critical to success.! When we fail, we create opportunities to move forward. We learn what is not working and what needs to change to make it work. We seek internally for answers and solutions, and we become the owners of our lives.
We immobilize fear and act. We own our feelings and understand fear is a normal and natural. Managing fear is a skill and with any skill, practiced regularly moves us from a conscious incompetence to an unconscious competence. Life begins to take on vibrancy. We learn to live in the moment, live in gratitude for every experience presented to us. The sky is bluer, the grass greener and we experience more genuine joy and meaning to life.
Being presented with challenges to change in my life make it possible to deeply empathize with my clients. I have also learned it requires a constant dedicated effort and open-mindedness to achieve results.
Life will happen to us, and it is more about how we manage what happens to us than trying to control what happens to us. It is about choice – our choice.
And one life truth is – the only thing that does not change in life, is the fact that everything else does.