When hard times hit we often retreat, move back in fear, think about the worst case scenarios, but during those times it is important to have lean on your support system. People who you trust, who provide wise counsel, who are dedicated to your best interest can help you gain your confidence back but also think through the right steps to move forward.
With that support you can then finally find the right strategy as well as open up to new ways of bonding with others. With that the road opens up to what is truly the right next step rather than clinging onto what left and/or the ways things were. As leaders we need to be open to the future and the wisdom that arises through difficult times for we are getting messages for how we should be shifting in order to truly follow our bliss. Keep listening to that voice for it will take you to the right next place!
As you move through struggles and/or challenges in your life the Universe is giving you wake up calls. As you listen to the wake up calls, remove any barriers which are getting in the way of your forward movement (such as listening to the wisdom that arises from the wake up calls) then true love can emerge. Let the calls within your soul arise and no longer fight the role that you are meant to play in your organization and/or life. Believe with all of your being that circuitous routes are us making mistakes but that the right plan for your life will always play out perhaps in a delayed time frame.
Let the wisdom reach out to you, make you pay attention to the right path, and no longer live so blocking of the work you are meant to do in this world.
As the chase occurs within to be on purpose, moving towards the goals your authentic self has outlined, and wisely holding back no more from realizing your potential, fear will arise. You can recognize the fear from the worry and anxiety that arises when you are beginning to finally near your goals for the body gives you signals. It alerts you through feeling uncomfortable rather than you not being capable or having the skills anymore to reach your goals.
Uncomfortableness is a sign of growth, of change, of worry getting in the way rather than feeling the fear and doing it anyways. For real leaders feel uncomfortable all of the time, but wisely stay on course. They take the actions which are feeling uncomfortable rather than lingering in the fear, which unwisely creates resistance and hesitation and keeps people stuck.
In order to move through the fear you must feel the uncomfortableness in your body, recognize the pattern that is is not lack of capability but just fear, feel lit (e.g. - let your body know the difference between it and lack of capability) and then do the work to move through it. This can be done by asking for help, not forcing yourself to shut down or avoid taking action, but mainly to just move through the fear and do it anyways...
What fear do you have to move through?
When you are fully hiding yourself no more but fully authentic then real change can occur. Up until then you can try to change but the deep inner transformation required to truly move forward will not occur. For the first time, once you are fully aligned with purpose, change will occur for the patterns within now (words, deeds, actions) are all in alignment with the core values you truly hold in your soul.
Look within, trust your inner wisdom, take the right actions. When you listen to your own intuition rather than follow the words of others you will truly forge a path of not just self-discovery but purpose. Living out what you were meant to be in the world is truly the best gift you can possibly give to not only yourself but to the world for your value is complete when who you are matches what your path in this journey of life is meant to be. Often we keep fighting or sabotaging our own best lives, but when the you get wake up calls then you can realize you are not on the proper path and move forward with much more alignment to what is the right goals for you.
Then you can truly change and march forward through the rough patch with deep trust that it was for the good rather than regret that any of those wake up calls or the intuitive hits which might have indicated that you were not on the right path were not followed before. Listen to the voice within and make the change for prosperity and wealth are awaiting you when you do!
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.