How do we bridge the gap between expectations and reality?
The idea we have for our life rarely, if ever, matches up with the life we end up with.
Which is often a blessing in disguise.
Yet something we seldom realize in the thick of difficulty.
Success is not a straight line.
When dreams fall apart, feelings of failure and helplessness often set in.
This is the exact time when we need others to hold the light for us. To be an encourager. To show us the way.
STRATEGIES FOR EMPOWERING OTHERS
Dreams ↔ Failure ↔ Destiny
1. Encourage people by sharing your own stories of difficulty and overcoming.
This helps others understand that no one begins their success journey at the top of the mountain. And that each failure is an opportunity to rise up. Again and again.
2. Hold a safe space for loved ones to ‘not be ok’ when overwhelmed.
Rushing anyone through difficult emotions will prolong feelings of fear, threat, and danger.
Instead, we can flip the switch by leaning into “the overwhelm” and asking: “What are you trying to teach me?”
3. The ultimate encouragement strategy is to believe in someone, especially when they don’t.
This helps shift their mindset from not enough to overflowing. Creating a new heightened vision for life’s unexpected bumps and detours.
“You got this!”💥