What are the moments and situations where you learned what you’re capable of?
What are the emotions and mental states you can draw from to apply to your current challenges?
Think about this for a second. Don’t breeze by these words.
It’s all too common to think that the tough situations you deal with on a day-to-day basis have no comparison, that they are one-and-done frustrations that must be barreled through.
But there’s a more intentional way to be. It’s possible to slow down, draw from past experiences, and then use the emotions and thoughts from those experiences to inform and empower you through the present and future.
Try this today to access your past mental and emotional strength:
- Fully acknowledge the current situations that trouble you.
Analyze the situations for what they are. What is most difficult about your current predicament?
Sit with that understanding for a while. Don’t immediately react and try to force your way through the unpleasant events that are closing in on you.
Allow yourself to remember past experiences that troubled you so much. You got through them, and you learned something from them.
- Specifically focus on the mindsets created by your past trials and tribulations.
Try on your old mindsets one more time. See if those old mindsets give you the strength and perspective to face your new challenges.
- Rinse and repeat.
You can do this whenever you like. You don’t need to be suffering through a major crisis to access your past emotional and mental strength.
What you’ll find is that this is more than a simple thought exercise.
Much like my ability to access the mental state produced by meditation so that I can catch my wandering thoughts while they’re happening, you can catch the old feeling states that you had when you muscled through difficult experiences.
Once it’s captured in your mind, your body will remember where you’ve been and start to take action.
Use what you’ve been through then to help with what you’re going through now.
Know it once. Know it always.
Can you relate to this? Do you know what I’m talking about here? Drop me a line and let me know. Better yet, forward this email to a friend and start a conversation. We all need a little support at times.
P.S. You’re a swell human being.