When things suddenly change and the course you were on veers off in another direction for some time one must adjust quickly or careen into desperately trying to stay on the course which is not opening. When all the doors start slamming shut to the path that you were on, then slow down, pace yourself, and determine how you can handle the slow down or pause.
For me a big change was about to occur, but things outside of my control keep boxing me in to not be able to make progress on the change. While I desperately am waiting for this change to occur I needed to relieve myself of the strain of the slow down by surrounding myself with support, opening up myself up to/adapt to progress slowing down, and mainly now changing directions for some time. While I taught myself many times to not force things in this case I still wanted to try. Nothing good has come out of forcing and/or praying for things to work out my way and in the timeframe that I want it.
God and the universe have other plans and can and will open up the doors to progress when the time is right. In the meantime I must remember that everything happens for the good and that the future will play out as it should. In the meantime I must trust in the here and now and not seclude myself or get down on things for the world is opening up in different ways for now and I must embrace the path that is naturally opening up courageously.
What do you have to trust in or have faith about in your life? Are you experiencing delays to something you have wanted? What do you need to open up to allowing instead for a little while?
Monica Thakrar has over 18 years experience in business focused mainly on strategy, change management, leadership development, training and coaching resulting in successful implementations of large scale transformation programs.