If we are brave enough, often enough, we will fall...more than once. As uncomfortable as that sounds it is the truth. It's painful to fall and it's much easier to quickly shellac past it to get on to succeeding again. The truth is, as gut wrenching as falling down can be, there are gifts of enlightenment when you are face down that you cannot see from any other perspective. I am not saying
invite falling. You won't have to because it is a part of life that we will all experience from time to time. Why not change the response to it so that you come out whole and clearer on the other side? Is it hard to get back up? You bet it is. Will it be painful? Yes. It is worth it to navigate the pain to harvest the lessons? Oh, yes
"We attempt to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable, but our wholeness-even our wholeheartedness-actually depends on the integration of all of our experiences, including the falls"
I love Brene Brown's work and it in sync with my coaching and personal values. She has a new book coming out on August 25th and it is required reading. I received an advanced copy (smile) and I have highlighted the day lights out of the parts that I loved and there are many.
Rising Strong...the Reckoning, the Rumble, the Revolution
is a book about what it takes to get back up and how owning our stories of struggle gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Brene´ says that struggle can be our greatest call to courage and the clearest path to a wholehearted life. I agree! It has been in the aftermath of a face down moment that I learned what matters most to me, solidified who I really am and reinforced that I am far more resilient than I thought. What a gift.
Rising Strong is not light reading and it is not for the faint of heart. It is for those ready to dare to create new endings knowing there will be costs but willing to do it anyway. Ready to invite like-minded seekers into their life and stepping away from old paths that are no longer theirs. Ready to challenge old stories and replace them with new realities that stir joy, inspiration and passion. Ready to create your new story!
Once you join the Rising Strong revolution, there will be no turning back...you just can't. Old ways no longer fit. This book is a life changer and courage builder. Order it and come along on a journey of discovery.
"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure."