Lately I’ve been talking to people about how far they’ve come with reaching a business goal or overcoming a personal challenge, and many will tell me, as they talk about who they were in that corporate job or relationship that wasn’t serving them anymore, “Oh, I hate who I was then,” or “I hated that person.”
Guess what? You’re STILL that person. And that amazing person you want to BE in the future? YUP, YOU’RE THAT PERSON RIGHT NOW, TOO.
I’ve been reflecting on this topic a lot, and in today’s episode of She Takes on the World TV, I want to talk with you about honoring where you’ve come from to get to where you are today:
To watch this week’s video, go to: http://youtu.be/hgkbAzM2InU
To recap, here are some important points to keep in mind:
- Painful experiences from the past shape who you are today. As I look back, I recall a bad relationship that made me feel off-purpose and, for several years, I contemplated the whole thing and didn’t like who I was in that relationship. Today, I find myself grateful for that experience.
- Be present. What’s happening right now is guiding us to unlock even more greatness for tomorrow’s adventures. (Click to tweet!)
- The Hero’s Journey concept is all about going through darkness and being put through challenges and initiations to expand into what you’re meant to do in the world. The point is that growth and expanding into our greatness comes from the challenges that we’re given as assignments.
My actionable for you this week is to make a list of five things you’re grateful to have learned from past mistakes. I wrote a post at Thanksgiving about being grateful for things that are not so easy to be grateful for, like red lights and missed flights. Once you have your list, I’d love for you to share it with us in the comments below.
***While we’re on this topic of personal growth and profound lessons we’ve learned, I want to let you know about a special event I’m hosting on May 1st with my friend and New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Bernstein. You’ve been asking for more free events like my value-packed Conquer Summit and Limitless, which were totally free and produced with a full crew. The events drew thousands of people and now I’m doing it again with MIRACLES NOW. Gabrielle and I will dive deep into her new book, lead you through meditations you can use as daily tools to achieve your goals, and you’ll also be able to ask us questions live. I’m so excited for this event, and I don’t want you to miss out so register for free at: http://shetakesontheworld.com/miraclesnow/***
Please take a minute today to say a silent thank you for how all the challenging experiences and detours in your life have helped you to become who you are right now, someone who is pretty damn amazing!