Happy Tuesday. Have a wonderful day. Enjoy.
What you think and talk about…..expands. So, we need to be impeccable with our thoughts, words, and deeds. Every one of us has an energy to our being. It is made up of how we engage our world. It is a reflection of our mind, body, and soul. Just like a boat has a wake as it cruises across a body of water. We create a life wake and the best of us hold the mirror up periodically to ensure that it is serving our brand. Life requires us to be mindful. The greatest internal divide in each of us is the distance between should and reality. It is the core of our frustrations, our lack of confidence and our failures. The wider the gap, the greater the impact. A brilliant life depends on our ability to process our life experiences and to learn from them. But, we cannot allow our regrets for the past or our concern about the future to negate the present moment. We can’t push the river…..we need to pause, reflect, and have a plan. It is true that when we learn, grow, and develop it can feel uncomfortable.
Normalize that feeling of discomfort. Welcome it and know that it is the only mode of transportation when we need to learn. Those feelings of vulnerability must be our fuel. People who can lean in to their vulnerability gain a huge amount of freedom. Those who chase certainty, and prescribe how they think things need to be will always use blame as their weapon. They cannot tolerate the uncertainty that comes with living. Yet when we strive to do our best over and over, we can master the art of transformation and embracing change. We can be more resilient with self awareness, strength and resourcefulness. Our own acceptance of our vulnerability allows us to feel and be keenly aware of our surroundings, our shortcomings, and our strengths. Embracing our fears we are able to emerge victorious over and over again. Doubts are just obstacles that inhibit our entry into a world that can be magical. The only limits we all have, are the ones we believe.
Brene Brown said “Yes, we are totally exposed when we are vulnerable. Yes, we are in the torture chamber that we call uncertainty. And yes, we’re taking a huge emotional risk when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. But, there’s no equation where taking risks , braving uncertainty, and opening ourselves up to emotional exposure equals weakness. Vulnerability isn’t good or bad. It’s not what we call a dark emotion, nor is it always a light, positive experience. Vulnerability is the core of all emotions and feelings. To feel is to be vulnerable. To believe vulnerability is weakness is to believe that feeling is weakness. To foreclose on our emotional life out of a fear that the costs will be too high is to walk away from the very thing that gives purpose and meaning to living.”
By Lisa Scott ~ Executive/Life Coach