Stop and think about why we might feel compelled to use “but.” We like to be right. Neuroscience tells us we can even become addicted to being right (Gotta love that dopamine hit). Our desire to be right can oftentimes interfere with our virtuous aspirations of innovating, connecting, and inspiring others.
As a coach, I hear so often that clients feel frazzled, burnt-out, and unfulfilled. They want to rest, connection, and wellness, but their calendars are full and they won’t let themselves slow down. Why?
If someone told you you could absolutely slow the aging process and increase your health-span and quality of your life without spending a dime – that the solution was scientifically proven and it was easier than you could imagine – would you pay attention?
Everything we want – either to gain, change, improve or remove something from our life – is not for the thing or change itself. It’s because we think it’s going to make us FEEL a different way.
A common topic among a lot of my clients is around decisions. For significant issues, decision making can be crippling. There is an idea that if we don’t make the RIGHT decision then we begin a domino effect of less than ideal circumstances and will consequently live a failed life.
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The stress you’re experiencing is nothing more than resistance to what is. That’s it. Yes, your resistance to what is is the sole cause of your discomfort, unhappiness, and flat-out stress.