From Protect to Prevent

Let’s be honest – childhood was rough! And then came the crazy teenage years – when we didn’t seem to fit in our bodies, and our minds didn’t know what to do about it!

For us to successfully navigate the maze of growing up, we developed protectors or shields to fend off the pain, hurt, confusion and suffering. Think back for a moment – we had the fear of not being liked, of being criticized, rejected, or worse!  Just to be clear, I’m not saying it was all bad – merely that we needed protection from the bad.

The coping skills, behaviors, attitudes and beliefs that resulted from our early formative years are deeply entrenched.  That’s human nature – it’s from our caveman origins.  Stay safe; protect at all costs.

As adults, we’re advised that some of those protectors are now preventing us from experiencing the life we want, the successes we desire, and the dreams we have for our future.

My invitation to you is to set aside time to revisit your coping skills with a singleness of purpose. Ask yourself this:  Today, as an adult, am I using this skill to protect me or to prevent me from being more of who I am?

Here’s a suggestion: Metaphorically, arm yourself with a really big flashlight when you venture into your past – shine it brightly, so you can see clearly.  A brightly lit path is quite inviting!

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Quote to ponder:

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

 

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Question to Ponder:

If you could release one belief or behavior that is holding you hostage, what would that be and what would it feel like when you break free?

 

 

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Author: Susan Bock

Susan Bock, Specialist for Women over 50 who want more out life, love and business!

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