Below is the secret of what success REALLY looks like. Most folks think it should be a straight and sure shot, like the left box. But In reality, it’s much messier, with twists and backtracks and right angles.
That’s why I titled this newsletter a liberating view of success. The box on the right is the “liberation.” Why? Because it takes all the pressure off. When folks see this image they tend to take a deep breath... Suddenly there IS room to breath… We don’t have to “get it right,” our setbacks are normal, and learning along the way is supposed to happen
Here’s why this is helpful: if you start down the path, hit a bump, and then tell yourself, this must be wrong… the right path for me shouldn’t have any bumps, should feel good, should be easier, should... Then you will stop. You might doubt yourself or your abilities. You will probably go hunting for a new path. Or tell yourself you shouldn’t even be on this path. And you won’t get traction on your goals.
Bumps can look like a lot of things. Any of these sound familiar? Your boss gets in your way, your spouse doubts your dreams, you lack funding, you don’t get the job, you lack a necessary skill …
But STAYING on the path requires learning, problem solving, trying new things, and often, changing. STAYING on the path leads to new possibilities, and helps you create sustaining and lasting change. It may even bring new and wonderful things into your life
What if you allowed yourself to sign up for the whole journey (not just the parts you like or want)? Can you imagine how success would look then? When you allow your path to have twists and turns and setbacks, you open yourself up for true success.
All The Best,
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