It’s easy to pause when challenging times happen. We may even stop.
I was inspired by Ali recently who forgot something before travel, woke up early before our flight, and drove home to get what she’d forgotten.
Years ago, she might have followed a trail of thinking that would diminish who she was, what that isolated incident meant, and perhaps change the emotional course of her day.
This time, she rose to the challenge filled with solid practices reminding her of her power and commitment even when challenged by time and necessity. She took immediate action and let herself have 10 minutes to feel bad.
Placing a time limit on processing and acknowledging the inconvenience honored her feelings and also offered a reminder that one moment, one relationship, one challenge doesn’t define the “who” you are. You do.
As Carl Jung said “the world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.”
Decide and act, it’s a choice