findING the courage to change
On the path to long-lasting change, we need to connect our two main tools, the head and the heart.
To get the results you want and to feel empowered and strong, one needs to tune in with themselves and learn how to balance their thoughts and emotions. It’s common nowadays to think that only mindset, willpower, and decisiveness will lead to the results you want… but, let me tell you something that I experienced first-hand; without a strong connection to the heart, the mind cannot conquer what you wish to achieve, at least not with long-lasting results.
Sure, you may think you’re reaching your goals, but if the heart is not engaged and fully present in the journey too, there are high chances that the changes will only be temporary or may not be able to follow through when the going gets tough.
Balancing the heart & mind
Change takes time
Our fast-paced and hyper-(dis-)connected world has got us used to instant gratification, getting whatever we want right away. However, this doesn’t work when seeking long lasting change. Like anything worthy, change takes time and repetition. Breaking old behavioural patterns that are holding us back from being who we really want to be, and making real changes, requires lots of conscious little steps in the right direction. There is no quick fix. So it’s important to not expect too much of ourselves. Don’t rush the process, good things take time, so be patient with yourself.
““We are not meant to heal all on our own – we may be very capable beings and used to dealing with things on our own, heck we may even be the go-to person for everybody else, in times of trouble – yet real courage is about daring to step out of the shadow and ask for help. To admit to someone trusted, that we have not go it all figured out and that we deeply want to change.”
– Sandra VOZ
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