James Clear said, “The brilliance of the stars would be invisible without the vast darkness of space behind them.
Do not wish away the difficult portions of life. They provide the contrast needed to appreciate the joyful moments.”
We’ve heard it and we know it. Without each end of the continuum, we’d never appreciate the fullness of emotion and impact of the extremes. It’s great in theory.
Practicing this when you’re in the middle of it all, that’s another thing. It’s that hindsight is 20/20 thing.
Yet, when you’re able to pause, reflect, recalibrate, decide and alter your actions, that’s where the magic is.
Suspending automatic behavior takes time and practice, you’ve got to do the reps. Learning to interrupt behaviors that have become habit requires the patience to unlearn.
It’s worth it.
Hang in there.
You’ve got this.