Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rise & overcome your obstacles

"Natural disturbances like fire, wind, insects and disease occur in forests. And they happen for a powerful reason: by showing up, these disruptions create areas of dead trees - making room for a new forest to grow. Business and life follows similar natural processes.
In business, disruption - and sometimes outright chaos - shows up. We call it bad but actually it's good. Old ways of doing and being need to die before new and better ways can be installed. The very nature of innovation and advancement calls for this kind of a clearing out process. Yes, it's confusing and often painful. But progress can't happen without it. It just can't. We're seeing this phenomenon happening right now as outdated/sedated institutions crumble. Space is being made for better ones to grow.
And within our personal life, from time to time, various disturbances (sometimes small - once in a while really big) appear. Again, we fight them. We label them as bad. But may I suggest that they are ultimately good. Very good. Because they cause our evolution. They make us bigger. Stronger. And they introduce us to dormant powers we didn't know we had. Like the forest, the curveballs of life clear out the old to make way for the new. And better.
Nature's a great teacher. And just as it runs under a series of immutable laws, so does business. Along with life"

The above was taken from a blog "I used to know" after being introduced to it by two great friends.  I thought the reference to our personal lives to be most fitting with the emails/posts that I've sent in the past, since it highlights a very important facet in our life's journey: various "disturbances" (adversity, for example), which force us to become strikingly aware of our present path/direction and what we need to change (out with the old, in with the new).  This in turn influences us to re-evaluate and make choices to become better individuals, to choose a better way to accomplish our goals (i.e. overcoming adversity by choosing a better path than originally planned), and to shed our old limiting beliefs while replacing them with a stronger, bigger, and better belief in ourselves and our abilities. 

Continue with reviewing your ten daily goals and evaluate how you do at the end of each day.  If you find there is a specific goal on your list that you are consistently missing, I encourage you to re-evaluate whether or not that goal is important to you.  Chances are you discover that you are not particularly passionate about that goal and have discovered a "better path than originally planned".

And let's be honest, sometimes Plan B is just THAT much better.

Stay committed,
Coach 'e'

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