If you can imagine a better life, you can create it.
If you believe you can, you will find a way to sustain the strength needed and develop faith and confidence in yourself.
Like you, I have struggled to preserve a level of confidence to work with the difficulties I faced. The loss of my husband, for example, created enormous challenges I thought I could never overcome. But I did.
With prayer and a belief that God would help me, I stepped out and created a new life.
Today on my blog and podcast, I’ll help you confidently develop a blueprint for your life.
The fears that prevent us from taking that first step out of our comfort zone are usually connected to feelings of vulnerability and inadequacy.
We don’t want to appear stupid or foolish.
We don’t want to be rejected.
We need people. We need to feel we belong. But we often sacrifice our ability to connect, achieve and overcome when fear takes center stage. We retreat rather than stepping out.
Healing from a major loss is not easy and isn’t accomplished in a few months or even a year. It is a process that involves coming to terms with something you had not expected or wanted.
Taking charge of rebuilding your life will empower you to step out in confidence.
You have completed and applied the suggestions given in the last six month’s posts on recovery and rebuilding. Losses can be tricky and difficult to process, and you can become discouraged. But when you recognize your progress, you will have confidence to keep marching forward.
Life is going great when bam! The earth quakes and a landslide comes tumbling down, burying everything you had worked so hard on.
And without warning, as if on some internal cue, you are assaulted with doubts and misgivings. Buried under an avalanche, hidden from view, out of sight are all the things you have accomplished. You no longer consider and appreciate all the things you have done and are capable of doing. The rubble is not just life happening, it is a reminder of the bad choices you made and how inadequate you are.
In the blink of an eye, an old and unwanted visitor has just returned.
The voice is loud and clear. “You just won’t learn – you will never amount to anything, no matter how hard you try.”