It's easy to get caught up in wanting success NOW. We keep looking ahead to determine if things are going to work out they we want. Frequently we'll project what we see as the outcome and give up. What's happening here?
For one, we are leaving in a possible, self-defined future outcome. This is made up. There's nothing real about it.
Ella was a master singer and a gifted artist. But she isn't talking...
Being authentic is simply being yourself. But frequently we get into our heads about it and separate and second guess ourselves. What's more authentic than admitting inauthenticity? This kind of revealing can be powerful and create connection and honesty.
With this mindset and worldview, the meanings you create can really support you in how you deal with challenges, celebrations, and can help you be resilient, hopeful and feel empowered. It can literally turn a life around.
Trying to be in control is a slippery slope. Often it leads to "future tripping" and not being present. It also requires trust to let go of control, so being in a controlling state can be a reminder we need to step into trust and return to the moment.