How Are Your Challenges Transforming You?

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." - African Proverb

Are you at the cause or effect of whatever you are struggling with? When we're at the effect of a situation, we are reactive and our ego gets in the way of seeing positive possibilities. When we're at the cause of a situation, we are proactive and we resist our initial reaction to a challenge, seeking deeper understanding and opening ourselves up to our own intuition. 

Try this the next time you face a challenge/conflict:

  1. Realize that your reaction is the real challenge, not the situation at hand.
  2. Let go of your emotional reaction. Let go of the need to be right or assign blame. Stay open and resist the impulse to cut yourself off from whomever you are in conflict with.
  3. Be proactive. Choose your response consciously and see where this leads. Ask yourself, "what can I do in this situation that helps improve the relationship/communication/situation?".

Let me know how it works out for you!

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