With tides shifting life is beginning to see some movement again. As a result the pause I was going through is lifting and I am beginning to see the end of the tunnel. While those pauses are so hard and painful even, they do help you to grow and strengthen yourself as you focus on the present moment. Because you can't prepare for the future you must then dig deep and be resourceful in the here and now. It is in those moments that you feel your pain, allow for the results to fade away and just put your faith back into something bigger that things are happening as they should.
You grow in these moments and you also see who comes through for you, who supports you, and who is truly there for you. You also see who are there for the good times alone. And while both are needed the ones who come through in the pinch are really the true support system. They are the ones you know will come through for you in thick and thin and those are the ones you also go to the mat for.
Finally in these moments the tools of mindfulness, staying healthy (body, mind, spirit) and leaning on your support system are so critical. It is in these times that the patterns of limiting who you are and not being authentic also leave because you are so in the present that your authentic voice begins to come out through and through. Lean into those moments which are tough for they show you what you are made of and who is there for you. Trust in the process and know that what goes down must go up.
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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.