There are days you go through life and everything is aligned with what you want to achieve. You wake up with a sense of inner peace and freedom, in a positive mood, the sun is shining and you know without a doubt that all the decisions you have made are aligned with what you truly desire. However, there are those days you question everything you knew to be true the day before. As I look out the window on this cold and snowy morning, I am mindful that there are days you must be prepared to weather the storm.
Just like the storm, regardless of where you are in life, we all have those days where we question our decisions. And to add to the doubt, there is that friend or relative who will make a comment to further make us question ourselves. Oh, and let's not forget that little negative voice inside our head, whose main purpose is to sabotage and derail our focus, potential, and dreams. Over time, we have learned how to prepare to weather the storm. Beginning with stocking up on food, batteries, candles, a shovel, and salt to melt the snow. We know exactly what to do to survive the storm.
This same analogy can be applied to our lives; we must be prepared for those days when the doubt creeps in. There will be days that everything you encounter is telling you that whatever decisions you have made, and whatever you want in life, will not happen. For example, I questioned if I could start my own life coaching business and be successful. Although I have been in business for several years, there are days that doubt still creeps in. However, because each time a challenge presented itself and I questioned my ability to overcome them, I have learned how to work through the doubts - they will come and go. I must admit because of my experience gained from weathering the storm, I am at a point, where I am all in. I am committed. Now I can look back at those early days and see the progress I have made and I am still standing. I have learned how to manage the doubt, just like the storm. The more you prepare for it, the less thought you to give to it and the stronger you become. Doubts are like the weather, it will change over time.
To weather the storm you can begin each day with the following:
• Prayer and meditation
• Read your goals
• Acknowledge your strengths
• Connect to your why
• Read positive affirmations
• Connect to your support
"Successful people succeed because they learn from their failures"