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Life’s a Journey : the chapter we don’t read out loud

How often do you read/listen to “personal development”?

It’s on my radar every day – if it’s a good day or a bad day.

Often I will hear something that helps me with something I’m dealing with, or it will relate to something I know a friend or client is dealing with.

Either way – personal development is your friend!

My fave – you guessed it – is Tony Robbins.

We were chatting yesterday {via his audio program The Ultimate Edge} and he talked about frustration and confusion.

To summarize what he said:

When we feel frustrated or confused we could choose to get excited!  Why?! Because it’s a sign of growth. It’s a sign that our brain is chewing on a situation and searching for an answer.

What happens when the brain searches for an answer?  It finds one!

You could be thinking “yea right Lauren – being confused gives me anxiety and that sucks” however, let me challenge you to put this to the test.

What if you just PRACTICE for a couple moments being excited about your frustration or confusion?

Instead of suffering or calling yourself names – you could be like “Yay! I’m so excited that I’m about to have a breakthrough. I’m going to finally have a solution to my problem.”

If nothing else, you laugh at yourself and go back to being annoyed.

This chat resonated with me because I’ve been a little frustrated and confused lately. I have purposefully “rocked the boat” in my daily life and it’s produced some great things and some challenging things.

At times, I’ve felt like I created more problems than I solved; however, I know/trust/believe that it’s all for the greater good. #growingpains

As mentioned in the video, this is the “chapter that I don’t read out loud.”

We all have parts of ourselves or our lives that seem easier to just keep to ourselves. It’s not right or wrong – but it’s a breeding ground for fear.

The more we open ourselves and connect with others, the more we find out we’re not alone.

The more we connect with others, the more we find easy and creative solutions to our problems or a minimum a reassurance that others have made it through confusion and frustrations {somethings the exact ones} and so can you!


Let’s connect 🙂



This is Part 3 in a series called Getting Ahead!  Here’s Part 1 and 2 if you missed it!