From a Self-Coaching perspective, it’s a willingness to risk believing that you can handle life’s challenges. That doesn’t sound so difficult or complicated, right? It may sound simple, but if I were to tell you to go ahead and stop worrying about your finances, ruminating about the fact that you’re getting older, or that your headache isn’t brain cancer, do you think you can simply stop? Probably not, which is why learning to live more “reactively” is so important.
Just imagine allowing life to unfold without trying to anticipate or control it, with the conviction that you can and will handle what comes your way. Hard to even imagine such an unburdened life, huh? If so, recognize that self-trust is an acquired habit. Starting today, start taking the risk that, regardless of any emotional sabotage, you really, really can handle life. After all, you’ve made it this far, what’s to say you won’t handle today or tomorrow’s challenges? Stop allowing insecurity to tell you what you can and can’t handle…take the risk, believe in yourself.