There are moments in life when you are no longer living fully in the old paradigm (e.g., success) but have yet found a practical way to live in a new and better paradigm. In such time, one often feels directionless and easily focuses on the negatives that leads to a loss of faith. Therefore, the transition between ending the old glory chapter and starting a new more uncertain adventure requires tremendous help and support from others. Getting help requires the courage to be vulnerable and is therefore always a big leap of faith to take. But, that is the core of living a purposeful life, leaps of faith along with profound practicality to translate good intentions to impact.
The famous media proprietor Oprah Winfrey is more than just a talk show host, but a life teacher. Despite her suffering as a victim of drug addict and rapes, she eventually found her calling and shines. If not for the support of her dad and her own strong will to rise above the dark moments of her early life, she would never be who she is today.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
Booker T. Washington
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Getting Stuck in The Negatives
QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
- How do I realize when I am stuck or stagnated in my growth?
- What fears lead me to be unable to break free from the old paradigm?
- What vision of a better future motivates me to move forward?