It is a year of challenge; a year of change; a year of learning that it is time to let go!
You may feel like you’re all alone on an island; and nobody understands how you think or feel; but you are not alone! There are more people here than you could imagine …. patiently waiting.
There are people who really do care; who want to listen, and want to actually hear you! They can help you to step out of that emotional cave that you may have retreated into.
It’s so easy to withdraw into what we think is a safe zone; but then we start to live in our heads; and not in the world around us!
We think it’s safer at first; but then it starts to get very lonely and dark in there; doesn’t it … ?
It takes a lot of courage and determination to stick our heads out, and have a look around at who or what might be just outside waiting for us to re-appear …. And it takes a stack more courage to step outside and stand tall amongst the uncertainty of it all …. doesn’t it … ?
Far too often people get overwhelmed by the stigma that can be attached to ‘not being a 100%’ …
If we reach out to people who we trust and feel safe with; then there is no stigma; not one tiny bit of it; and the personal empowerment that begins to take place is often stronger than we could have ever imagined.
I see it every day in my work; and I’ve been in some pretty dark places during my run through life too. Lot’s of us have!
I’ve learnt that ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’; every time; not just sometimes!
The value of talking and sharing your stuff (with someone who actually does care and wants to help); is priceless; absolutely priceless!
C’mon now; reach out to that someone who does feel right; and allow yourself to be heard!
You’ll be so glad that you did!
(c) Phil Evans – People Stuff TM – 2012
]Phil Evans is a Motivator, Business Coach, Life Coach. Visit his website at: www.peoplestuff.com.au and join his newsletter.