Open your eyes and feel the pain…

…..See where you really are and decide if it’s the place you want to be.

This is an excerpt from an email I received this morning, in which the writer (Sally Wolfe, Book Coach and Editor) took this lesson from the book “Rising Strong” by Brene Brown on Amazon.

That line really resonated with me.  Needless to say, this book is now in my “to purchase” list on Amazon, along with her other book, “Daring Greatly,” which I previously had on my list to purchase.

Re-read the excerpt and let it sink in a moment:

Open your eyes and feel the pain.  See where you really are and decide if that’s where you want to be.

Two years ago I did just that and again last year.  I continually do this in my life.  I continually remind myself of what isn’t working.

If you feel a burning desire within you (for whatever it may be….better career, marriage or just to be a better/healthier version of you), open your eyes.  Acknowledge what isn’t working so you can change it and decide to commit to the work to get you where you want to be.

Name it so you can claim it – then change it.

Everything you go through grows you.



About Victoria

Hi there! I'm Victoria: wife & mother of three with one pooch living in rural ND. I am a professional photographer turned writer, published author, and side-hustle entrepreneur. I dream of vacationing in Fiji and seeing Matchbox Twenty live (among other things). I firmly believe everything is "figureoutable," and if it doesn't challenge you - it doesn't change you. I also looooooooove coffee. A lot. :D

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