Wrestling with Resistance
If we are honest with ourselves, most of us hate change. Watch carefully whenever an unexpected or unwelcome event or circumstance breaks into our lives. We fear, avoid, deny and even fight against almost anything that threatens to interrupt our life momentum. If that interruption happens to take the form of a hardship or a loss, or a sudden change in health, relationship or a career, we can tend to resist all the more.
I know in my own life, I form strong attachments to the people, places and things that hold the greatest meaning for me. This is only natural. Whether I am fully aware of it or not, I often spend time assigning an emotional value to those people, places and things. And, I make agreements with myself, and with others, to keep those attachments in place. We all do.
But, what happens when things go wrong? What happens when circumstances and events change and we are left with little-to-no control over their outcome? I find for me, a tremendous amount of mental and emotional energy can be spent in resisting what has happened.
So much of that resistance can be fed by a preoccupation with either the past or the future. We can feel a deep regret over what we wish might’ve been different, or an honest worry or fear over what might happen next. Bringing a present moment awareness into the events and circumstances that break into and reshape our lives is key. In our focused presence we can find true power. This is a time when a Mindset Coaching relationship can help.
To see if a Mindset Coaching relationship with me is right for you, please feel free to listen to the podcast from my “Home” tab. More information about my approach to coaching can be found in the “Private Coaching” tab. You may also listen in to my “Ed Talks” to learn what led me to want to help others in this way.
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These days, you’ll most likely find me sitting along the long edges or quiet corners of a local cafe or coffee shop. Laptop open, I’ll be writing a new chapter for my book or a short blog for any interested readers. Sporting a t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops, I deeply appreciate every day I don’t have to “suit up” and hit the road. Life beyond the office, beyond the demand of the corporation, working with new words and clients, is truly sweet. I’m having more fun than ever!