Remember the movie Avatar? I know many have criticised it as clichéd and formulaic, but there are parts of it I absolutely loved. One was the way the Pandora natives greet each other with the words: “I see you”. It’s then explained that this doesn’t just mean looking at someone, but really, truly SEEing into them and appreciating them for all they are.
In my own journey as a Coach and an entrepreneur, I’m at a point where I’ve recently done much tweaking and re-thinking. I talk to a lot of people these days, and it’s made me realise how blessed I am by the tribe of beautiful souls around me – my Coaching clients, friends, and my subscribers – in other words, you!
It’s been a while since I wrote a “love letter” and I felt another one was overdue. I want you to know that I’ve got your back all the way. The following goes from my heart to you.
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If you are creating
If you are you currently re-evaluating and designing parts of your life, waking up to new truths, or moving in a different direction… If you are taking action and feeling fired up by the first results, if you are living your passions… I see your joy.
I feel your excitement, and I think it’s a privilege to witness you unfold. I also know that you’re often scared because you’re leaving so much behind, such as the way you used to be and maybe even some people you used to share a lot with. I’m here to tell you that you’re okay. The trepidation and the way we’re sometimes a little over-emotional when things are evolving fast, are all signs that you are on the right way.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough,” (quote by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf). Keep moving. Don’t shrink back from the fear, gently feel your way along it. It’s your guide to where you need to evolve to next.
If you are plateauing
Whatever your goals are, chances are there will be periods of rapid development and quieter times when things slow down and stabilise. If you are working your backside off but feel like you are no longer moving forward, I see your impatience.
I feel your doubts and your worries. I’m impressed by your persistence and the things you’ve already achieved. Again and again, I point out to you how far you’ve come already. Progress is hardly ever steady, it moves in phases. There’s nothing wrong with you or the hard work you’re putting in. You are doing everything right. Just keep going.
“Nothing worth having comes easy,” (quote by Theodore Roosevelt). You could look at plateaus as a test of your mettle. It’s as if life wants to find out how serious you are about your goal. Don’t give up! Your passions are worth it. This is usually the time just before things start to happen in a really big way.
If you are in hibernation mode
If you are stalling and feel unable to reach for any particular goal at the moment… if you are saying that the circumstances, be it illness or your general life situation, are making it impossible for you to move forward… I see your need.
I feel your reasons for staying where you are. I know things aren’t always easy, and sometimes it can be next to impossible to move beyond your comfort zone. There are times in life when you simply need to rest, to be where you are, before you can reach out again.
Life isn’t linear, it’s cyclical, and almost everyone has experienced periods of inertia. There’s nothing wrong with it, either. I would gently encourage you not to stay still for too long, though, as it can get more and more difficult to start moving again with each passing day. Don’t feel guilty. There’s nothing wrong with you. Give yourself permission to rest, and resolve to start moving forward again once you’re ready.
Wherever you are, please know that you are in the right place. This is where you need to be and the next step will reveal itself once you’ve learned what you are supposed to learn from the current one. You can, of course, speed up the process – Coaching is my favourite turbo to attach to life – and if you’d like to try, please contact me or someone else you resonate with.
I wish you joy!