When it comes to life, growth is not an option.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Why is it so hard to be honest with ourselves?

I had a friend who was at a crossroads in his life; the same crossroads he had been at several times before. He was somewhat disappointed at himself for being here yet again and really disliked the feeling of being "stuck". He felt as if his life wasn't moving in the direction that he wanted. Well, there were some other issues within that issue, but to make a long story short, I asked him on a scale of 1 - 10, how ready was he to change. There was silence for about 10 seconds (first sign that maybe he wasn't as ready as he thought). Then he actually gave himself a "9". Well, I don't think a "9" would have paused after the question. There is a difference in "being" in a place and "wanting to be" in a place. It all starts with being honest with yourself about where you really are, who you really are and what you really are. Then we can talk about change.

You must begin where you are. -Jack Boland
(Live Well - Get Real)