I was in Hawaii about three weeks ago to do a speaking engagement. It was amazing there for all the usual reasons. Great people, warm weather, and the beautiful scenery. (The picture was taken from my balcony.)
But for me, my time in Hawaii was extraordinary for a different reason. I was given an opportunity to face a situation that I thought I was going to be unable to face. (I understand the word 'face' is a strong word, but I can't think of a better way to put it.)
You know what I mean, right? You're given an opportunity to experience something that makes you feel anxious and apprehensive. You're not sure how things will turn out. You cope by instructing your brain to calm down, think, and feel. In other words, simply be present.
And that ― is exactly — what got me through. I somehow mustered up the courage to just be. I let things happen as they happened. I describe it as an act of acceptance. In other words, the experience wasn't needed. It was wanted.
One thing stands out for me on that Hawaii visit. For some reason, everything went so fast. And, within that short period of time, I went from worrying (if I could handle it), to wishing I had more. More time to enjoy the experience.
Bottom line: Go after what you want. Whether things happen the way you want them to or not, isn’t really the lesson. The true lesson is to love yourself enough to try.
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