I never lose. I either win or learn.Nelson Mandela
In life, perspective is everything. Some of this is hard-wired (nature), some of it is learned (nurture), and some of it is the result of deliberate intention.
When we choose to see life as simply a vehicle for growth, designed for the purpose of helping us to evolve into the best version of ourselves, then we can begin to see each challenge as a “test of mastery.”
How often do you say you’re going to do one thing – and then end up doing the opposite? Do you consider yourself a ‘glass half empty’ or ‘glass half full’ type of person?
Regardless of the answer, we always have the ability to choose again and readjust our thoughts and behaviors in a way that better serves us.
Energy is a precious commodity. Think of all the energy we waste beating ourselves up over self-perceived “failures” when in fact, the new information gained from that experience can be used to steer us more directly toward the life we desire.
Figuring out what you don’t want makes you that much clearer on what you do want. So be gentle with yourself – and re-frame your thinking to picture yourself as a spiritual explorer, curiously anticipating the appearance of the next mysterious piece to your life puzzle. You’re not the victim – you’re the star of the show. So let the adventure begin!
Wise Counseling, Inc. offers both individual and couples counseling aimed at empowering you to create your greatest quality of life. We also specialize in EMDR Therapy to help you address past trauma – and break free from unhealthy life patterns. Offices in both Fort Myers and Naples. Please allow us to be your partner in wellness.