You may have not asked your self this question lately, but it seems like a safe bet most of us have asked it at some point either in reference to our own life or someone else.
Today we talk about this from the point of view when it is happening to you!
The simple answer is that when we want to become something more the best way to do that is to be put in a situation that requires us to either become what we want or acknowledge we really don't want that.
This can be the practical as in "I want to be a farmer" and then after we've farmed a while we decide, nope, I don't want to be a farmer. Lesson learned.
It is also applied to the world of values I keep talking about. Do you want to be strong? Then prepare to have your strength both tested and tried.
Do you want to be happy? Expect to experience unhappiness just so you know the difference!
The same is true for wisdom, health, joy, abundance, purpose, meaning, courage, and the list goes on and on.
The key to surviving the process is to remember nothing is 'bad' in all ways. Being hungry feels bad in the moment, but it also lets you know that to survive you need to eat. Motivation to find food becomes much higher!
Abuse is labeled bad and at the time it is. But it is also the fire which forges many a hero. Which is more important in the end - the fact you were abused or who you became because of it?
It is a fact that most of us are just not motivated when we are comfortable, happy, content, and fulfilled.
We tell ourselves we WANT that, but after we get it most of us just get restless again.
There is a new challenge that calls, a new value to be pursued, or a new skill that askes to be honed.
Here are a few more questions to get you started:
Do you see the shift I am talking about?
We learn best from two points of contrast. If I give you vanilla ice-cream and then more vanilla ice-cream, how will you know which flavor you like best?
Of course as it is close to 10 degrees - neither would be my preference for today!
See you tomorrow!
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