We oftentimes weigh where we are in our lives when we’re in pain. Pain, whether physical, mental or emotional is an awful feeling. Think about the pain you feel when the doctor sticks you with a needle, hitting your big toe on a chair or ending a relationship. The pain can literally stop you in your tracks.
There are a few ways that we tend to deal with pain:
Almost all of us have said at least once “How the heck did I get here?” For many people, this is the beginning of a critical turning point because they start to question things in their lives.
“Do I want to be married?” “Do I want to have kids?” “Is this the right job?” “What is my purpose in life?”
For those of you who welcome the chance to grow, this turning point is the perfect opportunity to do a life review.
You may have done life reviews before which caused you to change…
Experiencing pain can teach you to better master your emotions, which gives you choices and opens up opportunities that didn’t exist before. Instead of living in denial, you take responsibility for your actions. Instead of guilt, you choose happiness. Using pain as an agent for change can help you grow and develop. So the next time you experience pain, ask yourself: “Do I want to bury it, allow it to bury me or rise above it?” The choice is yours. Choose with intention and in truth.
Be Y.O.U.! Breakthrough, Breakdown and Become your best you!
© 2016 The Tarsh Network, LLC
Malcolm Forbes is spot on when he says that “Presence is more than just being there.” Presence is being connected to everything and everyone. It’s easy for anyone to walk in a room and be counted, but are you connected enough to the people in it to be counted on. This is true for business and how you live your life in general.
Ask yourself, honestly:
If you find you don’t like the answers to these questions, change them. A part of being present with yourself includes uncovering opportunities and finding ways to capitalize on or overcome them. One way to do this is to make A-PAC with yourself to improve and move forward. Let’s walk through the steps in the A-PAC Model to gain a better understanding of the process.
Some things you may want to think about during your self-check:
Making positive incremental changes, asking tough questions and taking action to fix what you don’t like is how you consciously choose to change your life. The key to success in all this is working until you find the best solutions for you. Doing this allows you to lead with presence at work, home and with yourself. It also helps you live life the way you want to and deserve.
Be Y.O.U.! Breakthrough, Breakout and Become Your Best You!
© 2016 The Tarsh Network, LLC
Latarsha Horne is a Certified Professional Coach with a strong background in learning and development. Her coaching style is open-minded, straight-forward, instinctive, creative and caring. If you want to be challenged and grow, she's the coach for you.