Don't stop Believing....Nov 05, 2021
🙌Don’t stop growing! Don’t stop stretching yourself! Don’t stop believing! (I think there’s a song about that?!?!?!🤪)
🙌No, seriously, in my 20’s, I worked my tail off. I worked full time and went to school full time at night to get my nursing degree.
🙌Then when I started working as a nurse, I still worked my tail off. I got the highest certifications in my area, I published (you know, publish or perish for those in academia-all for the raise), and went back to school to get my next degree and worked some more. Got off work after my 12-hour shift had a glass of wine or so, kicked off my shoes, and started the same process the next day. I read, studied, taught, mentored…..all the things.
🙌When I became a Christian, the OVER/UNDER CYCLE just accelerated, it just shape-shifted into a different form. And then it happened…..I became aware that it was a cycle. That cycle led to nowhere of value. A cycle that interfered with the legacy I wanted to leave for my life. And that cycle slowed down my growth and progress.
🙌For years I lived in the OVER/UNDER CYCLE!
🙌The OVER/UNDER CYCLE is all those socially accepted things that we do regularly that leave us feeling stuck, unbalanced, stressed out, guilty, or feeling shame.
🙌The funny thing is that it took me thirty-one years to discover that I was living in this cycle and break free from it. What I didn’t know is that I could have been freed from it so much sooner if I had only become aware of it!
🙌You see what I learned is this:
🙌-We all have blind spots. It’s hard to see them on your own (that’s why they are called blind spots!)
🙌-Our brain loves patterns. It makes life easier. My brain was just following the same pattern I always followed, expecting different results (Ummm, that’s insanity)
🙌-I could change my brain when I discovered the patterns, which were difficult to discover without an objective, non-judgmental, curious eye.
🙌Now that I’ve discovered these patterns, I have no regrets about my career change to help others break free from the OVER/UNDER cycle. Coaching accelerates the process. You see, you don’t have to take 31 years to get there like I did! You can break it faster and have lasting changes in your brain.
🙌No matter where you are in your Over/Under cycle, Don’t stop growing! Don’t stop stretching yourself! Don’t stop believing!
💪You’ve got this! I hope this encouraged your heart today.