A few years ago, I made a shift in perception that had a powerful impact on my progress in the changes I was attempting to make in several areas of my life.
In fact, it was the beginning of the momentum that led to a transformation I couldn’t have seen coming!
I was a tryer. And a struggler. No-one was as much of an expert at trying and struggling as I was. My determined “efforting” was interspersed with dramatic periods of self-criticism, self-doubt, and despondency.
Every time I realized I had “fallen down” again (buttons pushed; willpower dissolved; arm-wrestling match with temptation lost), I felt depleted.
Disappointment in myself, hopelessness, frustration, anger, that trapped feeling — all part of the cycle I referred to as getting-up-and-falling-down-and-getting-up-and-falling-down…
I kept getting up again, but not before I had a good wallow in the gutter of negativity and disempowerment, first.I can’t remember when I changed my perception, only that I did.
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