It all starts with little steps
If you are one who feels good about expressing yourself in life, then you certainly are not one to take the line of least resistance. If you want an easy life, then you must settle for a life of mediocrity for that is what you have created. It is not easy to face challenges, pain and/or suffering in life, however, when that is what we are facing, it is important to be strong and remember to support your beliefs by taking a step back so that you can access the situation with wisdom and clarity. If you are wise, you will believe that you can make a difference in the world, if for no other reason, but to look in the mirror and say to yourself I am okay and I have something special to say, do and appreciate and I refuse to allow anyone to spoil that view.
The question to ask yourself is Do I want to function at my highest speed and most authentic self or am I content to simply slide by? As always you get to decide your fate. Too often we want to give our power to others---it is as though we hand over our fate to others in the hopes that they, the indifferent social majority will work on our behalf----that is false. No one will ever do for you what you can do for yourself.
- No one will be concerned with what is intended for your higher best good as much as you will
- No one will give you all that you deserve like you can
- And no one will love you and respect you as much as you are capable of doing
So why why do so many people give their power away? It is simple--- we don't care sufficiently about our lives to fight for what we know is our destiny. It requires that we work for it because we believe in our capabilities and what is our birthright.
I understand that there are times in life when we are faced with situations that cause us to shut down or block out and even hide
from reality but that is the perfect time when we need to shore ourselves up and take a step back as you reevaluate your situation. If something is not going your way, stop and think maybe you need to see the bigger picture or maybe you simply need to show others that you can be more resilient. Resilience is an inner strength that comes from believing in your self and feeling confident about your abilities.
Having a strong sense of self-worth is helpful because it allows you to push forward and recover quickly. Being optimistic is also another valuable trait that will help you push through a dark period in your life and seek the light. Worry and fear only stop us short and forces us into a negative state so I encourage you to accept the fact that change happens and even if for the moment it appears to be challenging, embrace it. Change and your willingness to be flexible are essential parts of resilience so when difficulty knock on your door, take a step back and allow it to express itself to you. There may be a message for you or even a silver lining that is about to be shown but if you move into fear, worry or anger, you most probably will miss something of great value.
There are always solutions to all of life's situations. Learn to slow down, breath and take a step back so that you can see more clearly the plan or approach that best suits your needs and then take the right action or strategy to resolve and transform your circumstances.