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We’re distracted. Disconnected.
Overbooked and overworked.
Collectively, we have decided that we will avoid pain, at all costs. But what if pain is there for a reason?
We numb. We distract. We avoid.
When it gets hard or uncomfortable – when we are pushed to our limits and think we are going to break, we look for an escape. A distraction.
We try to fill the emptiness with entertainment but
. denying our pain only prolongs it
Chances are, your problem isn’t what you think it is.
What if your problems could be eliminated by a slight shift in your perspective?
A friend of mine always asks me, “ Are you looking at this from 5,000 ft or 50,000 ft?”
My answer is
sadly normally 5,000 ft. I find that when I am really frustrated at someone/something, the problem I can identify is rarely what is actually bothering me.
I find the same thing with my clients. What they think the problem is with their business is rarely the problem, but a symptom of a different issue.
Looking at the big picture requires us to look past what we think we want/need so we can find what we actually want/need. It requires us to listen past what we are asking for or complaining about.
Before you can change your thinking, you need to know where you are getting stuck.
Goodbye doesn’t always mean the end, sometimes it means the beginning.
We have the ability to choose exactly what we let into our lives, yet somehow this freedom feels more like restriction.
Why is making a choice so hard?
Because saying yes to one thing means saying no to countless others.
“ -Tony Robbins The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.“
Here are 10 things I learned from Breaking Open. If you have no idea what I am talking about … you should probably
read this post first.
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“Love is rarely killed in a single moment. It’s death comes as a result of countless slights, ignores, denials and less respect and honor than it deserves.”
Loving something requires more courage than any other journey we embark on. You risk everything, leaving yourself open to pain and loss.
I actually appreciate break ups. Maybe not in the moment, but after crying in the bathtub, drinking a bottle of wine, and eating too much ice cream, THEN I actually appreciate breakups.
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