The idea we have for our life rarely matches up with the life we end up with.
Plan A is fantasy. Plan B is reality.
Growth is not a straight line.
Which is often a blessing in disguise.
Yet something we seldom realize in the thick of life.
How do we bridge the gap between expectations and reality?
How do we move on from what was to what will be?
3 Ways to Bounce Forward
1. Celebrate All You Have Overcome
Honour the trials and tribulations you have been through already.
Take pride in how far you have come.
All of it preparing you for what’s happening now.
For it is in our dark times that we discover our light. And it is in our pain that we find our power.
In the video below, I share the hard lessons I learned early on as a young psychologist experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue.
When we learn how to become resilient, we learn how to embrace the broad spectrum of the human experience.Jaeda DeWalt
2. Normalize Failure and Defeat
No one begins their journey at the top of the mountain.
We all have to earn our way up.
A universal human experience of try, fail, learn, repeat.
Ultimately understanding that failure is not bad, it is an opportunity to build character and strength.
Failure introduced me to myself!
Some paths cannot be discovered without getting lost.Erol Ozan
3. Adopt a Growth Mindset
Stay open to everything!
One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to move on from what you cannot change.
Mantras and Affirmations
How we talk to ourselves matters tremendously. Especially during difficult times.
Re-imagine stressful moments as growth moments. Moving you one step closer to your dreams.
In this video I share my self-talk in the eye of the storm.
Chanting “I am expanding” as the rain falls.
Stop Shrinking Yourself to Places You’ve OutgrownFuraha Joyce