The complimentary energies of resolution and acceptance have often felt paradoxical to me. Here’s why. I am a confident, maker of resolutions and achiever of goals. For most of my business career, this led to what I perceived to be success. The unexpected challenge of all this is, due to the linear predictability of my focused step-by-step planning strengths; it’s easy for me to get emotionally thrown when, things are flung wildly off kilter. In these moments, the powerful antidote of acceptance seems impossible.
Here is the bridge. I take refuge in my resolution to show up as a leader and to learn and evolve as a human being. This vantage point allows me to embrace unanticipated twists and turns as opportunity. Actually, opportunity doesn’t seem to be a big enough word. It’s more like miraculous transformation. The unexpected surprises that have me so intensely resistant or sad hold the exact right ingredients needed to transform me into my highest destiny.
The resolution to grow and evolve is a way bigger platform on which to stand. It supports us in celebrating our unfolding destiny, no matter how it looks to our achiever egos.
Cool, huh? So the challenge I have for all my like-minded achievers is, when things go off kilter and acceptance seems impossible, dig deep and resolve to evolve.