The road traveled can be a tough one. We all go through some pretty heaving things during our lives that can derail us. It’s happened to me several times, and no matter what is going wrong, if I can remember, even for a second, that life is made up of rhythms or phases that come and go, then I know I’ll get through it, just as I have before.
There are simple things you can do that will help you remember how strong, resilient and wonderful you are. Simple things that can help reconnect you with what you love most about you, your life and career. It is all about knowing what life rhythm you’re in at the moment http://beatechelette.com/the-success-process/the-ego-rythym and then getting your mojo back.
Try this: Take a piece of paper and write down your past accomplishments and the challenges you have already overcome. I bet you’ll be able to put quite a list together and guess what? You are still here.
Another thing that I do to move away from feelings of failure is to work on getting back my perspective, my mojo. I take a bike ride to the beach or a hike in the mountains. Anything that makes me realize that I am a small part of a much larger universe. If everything works together in such perfect harmony, and there is a rhythm, then I am a part of it. That means there must be a plan for me.
Maybe a look at photos that mean something to you from those very special moments when you felt on top of the world can help you to get that feeling back. That is the mojo I’m talking about and you’ve got to feel it. Or if you are like me and get a lot out of what you do - get back to the work you love. This is the time to reconnect and feel that magical moment when you become one with what you do. You want to return to the place where your heart opens and that feeling, you know which one I mean, is back and fills you up from head to toe.
Whatever that is for you, reconnect with it today. Do it right now. In my personal experience with hard knocks, I can tell you one thing with certainty—the tougher the test, the better the other side will be.
Beate Chelette is a respected career coach, consummate entrepreneur and founder of The Women’s Code, a unique guide to personal and career success that offers a new code of conduct for today’s business, private and digital world. Determined to build a community of women helping each other, after selling one of her companies, BeateWorks, to Bill Gates in 2006 for millions of dollars, Beate created The Women’s Code. In February 2012, to reach women everywhere, Beate launched The Women’s Code Online course. http://beatechelette.com/the-womens-code