If you cannot see the light, create a light instead.

A lot of people I speak to, when they’re having a rough time in life, be it a bad day, week, month, or even a bad year, the first thing that people say constantly is “But I have nothing to be happy about”.

It can be really hard when you get yourself in a rut, which has been unconsciously bubbling away for years, to see past the current moment.

But just as you got yourself into the rut, be it through negative self talk, loss of motivation, setbacks, etc. or a combination of all three, it is possible to get back out.

When I was depressed, I too, couldn’t see the light. All I could see was how hard it was to get through each day, how challenging it was to fight with my own mind, and how much I didn’t know if tomorrow was worth waking up to. I didn’t like my job, I wasn’t happy with choices I had made, my relationships were falling apart, and I wasn’t taking care of my health.

I had an option though.

I could continue seeing my life as it was, or I could create a new life. A new set of habits. A new light at the end of this tunnel.

So that is exactly what I did. I created the opportunities I now have that I am so fortunate to be apart of, I created the light that keeps me waking up in the morning.

I challenge you to question yourself today, ask yourself what are you not happy with, and start finding out how you can create that new light.

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Let’s Be Human Again

The science is clear. Humans crave belonging, they have an innate desire to be apart of something bigger than themselves. But why then, I ask, are we all so afraid of opening up and being our true selves in the workplace?

Sharing our vulnerabilities can be scary at the best of times, but when it is within the workplace, there seems to be a 10-fold increase to that fear. We, as human beings in this century, are afraid of opening up. We are afraid of judgment, of rejection, of not fitting in.

Ironically though, the reasons for why we are scared are the exact same reasons for why we all do in fact fit in. That reason being…we are all human.

We all make errors and mistakes, we all struggle through fear, doubt, anxiety. We all triumph our successes and mourn our losses. We enjoy momentum and belonging, and desire motivation and purpose. We all want that connection.

But we are so caught up in the fear of what might happen that we aren’t even giving ourselves the chance anymore to achieve it.

Workplaces need to spend less time worrying about how we fit in and how the politics will result, and spend more time worrying about why we are not opening up.

If we lose our vulnerabilities, we lose ourselves. If we lose ourselves, we lose the creativity and diversity that promotes strong business. If we lose that, then who knows what else is at stake?

 

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