It’s easy to be positive when things are going right. It also makes it easier when things are financially sound. The difficult part is staying positive through tough times. Very recently, I went through a series of events that were emotionally troubling. And the worst part was I had a long drive ahead of me to contemplate them. Sometimes, you can talk to people and feel better but I had talked with several people – mainly just to vent – but none of it helped.
Now first and foremost, I am about empowerment; myself as well as others. However, feeling as I was, was not empowering nor did I feel like empowering others. I knew I could not continue that way. What was going to get me out of my woes?
It was rather interesting how it happened for me. As I reviewed the events in my head, I took the perspective of a conscientious observer. Almost as though I was watching myself and seeing my reactions. Having the ability to view yourself as an impartial observer is not an easy thing to do. But in my opinion, it is a valuable growth tool. Watching yourself will help you with a larger perspective. It takes you away from your own thoughts and you can see yourself almost as others do. Personal growth can be difficult; especially when you learn something about yourself that you have been almost fighting to accept. Just know that when you get out of your comfort zone, that is when growth can happen.