I was working with a client the other day when it hit me: the most potent thing I can offer this person is a fresh perspective.
Here's the thing: we all have blind spots. We all have areas of our lives that we mistakingly take at "face value."
We fall into the trap of thinking that the problem is the problem. (It's not.) The problem is our thinking, and the problem is that we are not believing what we believe on purpose.
Once we air things out... most people are shockingly unaware of the negative dialogue that has been running in the background of their minds.
Once a new perspective is considered, we can begin to create on a whole 'nother level of badassery. Once we let go of the idea that we're stuck, or that we've already tried everything, or that 'our problem is different from other people's problems' ...we can step away from our problem-focused mentality and step (blissfully) into a solution-focused mentality.
Maybe you've heard this Einstein quote? And maybe, like me, you love it?
"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
That leads me to the next amazing thing I regularly dish up for my clients. Possibility.
Once we are open to the idea of a new way of thinking, things begin to change. Once we have allowed in a new perspective, and once we've begun to tackle our doubts head-on, we are opening the flood gates for all kinds of FRESH POSSIBILITY.
'What would be POSSIBLE for you, if you didn't keep getting in my your own way?'
How often do you allow yourself to think up best case scenarios? How often do you allow yourself the creative liberty to think outside the box of the way you've been doing things? How often do you ask yourself: what kind of life do I really want to be living?
Possibility is fun. Possibility is exciting. Possibility is where ordinary becomes extraordinary.
Not too long ago, I nonchalantly asked my friend: how do you deal with the sameness of day-to-day life since parenthood? It was fun to reflect. It's good to question these things.
How do you invite possibility into your life? Where do you need a perspective shift?
I'd love to hear from you in the comments below!