Going Backward to Move Forward
If you look at something from the opposite direction, you notice completely different things.
Almost 20 years ago, I could not find peace and gratitude after the loss of my husband. My best hope seemed to be acceptance. It may sound too sad, but I made a list of all the things we would never do together again. What a surprise! Instead of a record of sorrows, it was one of celebrations. I was overwhelmed with gratefulness for what we had. What had been a stumbling block became a foundation for building a future as I realized all the good that had been and could be created again different and new.
If you made your own list and gratefully let go of the past, how might it free you for a fulfilling future?
Facing the hardest part of reality gives an anchor. In the confusion and frustration of being overwhelmed, “I can’t or I won’t” becomes the foundation for what “I can and I will.”
It may not be immediately obvious if you are really feeling defeated, but ponder who you are and the strength and gifts to use at your choosing.
It’s always amazing how a little bit of clarity also gives energy and hope.
If you need help with this process, that is what I do as a coach. Give me a call.