Get into a nurturing relationship, get a better job, be fit, start or grow the business or find meaning among the chaos of life these days.
Setting resolutions, goals or dreams over these years I’ve learned that the hardest part is the battle I have with myself. It’s not the outside world that destroys our momentum forward created by the New Year or the lack of time or lack of resources. It is our psychology.
It is the inner conflict holding us back that results in the loss of energy in pursuit of a life of prosperity and meaning. I’ve analyzed this deep within myself. What I have learned is that this internal dialogue often rests upon the shoulders of our inability to accept.
We wish for the world to conform to our notions and expectations and when it doesn’t, we have a tough time handling it.
So we stop.
We ‘take a break’ from trying to lose weight.
We ‘take a break’ from that relationship.
We come up with some excuse to not pursue a new career or start a business.
It’s too hard. Too much time is required. Too this. Too that.
I believe that in order for us to pursue our goals, live our lives to the fullest potential, we must learn to accept life on life’s terms, not our own.
I’ve narrowed it down to 5 things that we must accept in order for us to move forward in times of profound change, uncertainty and complexity. By accepting we arm ourselves to move forward more quickly despite the often complicated nature of life.