Given a choice, I would never have gone into that
situation. Given a choice, I would have reversed it or escaped it
as soon as possible. But I wasn't given those choices, and so there
I sat. You are where you are. The question is "now what?"
I think when the going gets tough we look at things
differently. We recognise that frightening change has arrived and
we become ready to let go of things we didn't know we were clinging
I've talked before about this, and it's a popular
story that you can trap a monkey by putting some bananas in a cage.
The monkey reaches in and grabs a banana but now the bars are too
narrow to allow his clenched fist out. He's unwilling to let go
of the banana and so he can't leave the cage behind. You can walk
up and catch him. I don't know if you can really catch monkeys this
way, but I like the analogy. He'ssacrificing his freedom because
he's unwillingness to let go of a small meal.
What I let go of was a part of myself involving
pride and dignity. I found I don't need to be - or to be seen to
be - that person anymore. And in fact, I realised that that part
of me has never served me well.
I still put my trousers on the same way. I'm still
going bald. But I've changed in a real way and for the better.
If you are going through something tough - at work,
at home, with money, with your health or your boss, or whatever
- I want to offer you this comfort:
You are on a journey which will run its course. You can influence
it (and all of life coaching is about that) but you are not in total
control of it. But whatever happens (until your last day), you will
be someone familiar to you with opportunities to learn, grow, laugh
and love. Face the change that's coming with attention, an open
mind, and trust that the pictures your fear is painting are just
comic strip nonsense.
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