Over the last few weeks, I’ve had reasons to reflect on a time in my life when I made a very significant change in my life. It was a change I should have made long before I did. And if I am honest, it is one of my regrets that I didn’t have the courage to do it sooner.
One of the reasons I didn’t was because I’d convinced myself I had no choice but to stay in the situation. No matter how I played it in my head I could not see a way out. I felt trapped in circumstances that were making me profoundly unhappy.
At some point, I realized I was stuck mostly because of my need to know exactly how things would turn out. I wanted to be certain everything would be okay; that I would be okay.
There was a lot of fear and uncertainty. But as I faced my fear, I was able to find my out and I was okay on the other side of it. Everything turned out fine. Not perfect, not how I thought it would but still very much okay and, in many ways, better than I could have imagined.
Power of Choice
Alice Walker says, “the most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Every time I decided I had no choice I was giving up my power. Every time YOU think you have no choice you are giving up your power.
Your power to choose is the single greatest gift you have been given by the Divine. You ALWAYS have the ability to choose. Victor Frankl was held in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany for years. In his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, he says,
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
Even under the direst of conditions, you still hold the power to make a choice. Never let anyone or anything convince you otherwise.
Sometimes choosing to make a change is easy; other times change feels impossible, even while being necessary. I know how impossibly hard it is to make a change. To choose to do the thing you KNOW you need to do even as the thought of doing it makes you anxious.
Reclaiming Your Power
I’ve been there and I want to help you access your courage and reclaim your power. The hardest part of change is the space between what was and what is not yet. The in-between is where uncertainty lives and being there is too hard to do alone.
My genius lies in holding space for others as they navigate the in-between. It would be an honor to hold that space for you.
If you feel the nagging sense that something has to change and you want to explore the possibility of change, let’s talk.
Even if you’re not sure you’re ready, sometimes talking it out can help you gain clarity. This call is not a commitment, it is simply a safe space for you to get curious about what could be.
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Here’s to you reclaiming your power and rising into your greatness.
From my heart to yours,