When I saw this quote recently, I recognized myself, as well as my clients in this.
This is a powerful acknowledgment.
We all have behavioral patterns. It’s possible that the same pattern that served as well in some areas of our life may also be holding us back in other areas. This often occurs when we are breaking through to a new level.
I have a deeply ingrained pattern of not asking for, or accepting help.
This has created a strong independent spirit within me and I actually love that about myself.
It has supported me in traveling solo, buying my own home, living alone for 15 years, and going to third world countries to volunteer.
It also rears its head when my husband tries to fix something with my computer or phone and I practically grab it out of his hand because I don’t just want him to fix it, I want to know how to fix it myself.
And yet, sometimes trying to go it alone can become harmful and blocks me from moving forward.
When I take the time to look deeper, I see that I can be both independent AND ask for help. There is a time and place for both of these behaviors.
This is exactly the type of work I love diving into with my clients.
Here are some of the questions we often start with:
- What is the conversation that is happening in my head?
- How has this behavior served me in the past?
- What is a new way of looking at this?
- Who do I need to become to get a different result?
Spring time is the perfect time to let go of an old pattern.
Are you ready?