The dip

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We all reach a low point from time to time. Whether it is in our career or our relationships. When that happens, we are often surprised how we got to this point. On a rational level, we tell ourselves that everything is okay or should be okay. On a feeling level, however, we experience some kind of upset. Frustration, anger, stress. And the more we think about, the more divided we feel. Our trust in ourselves and our capabilities goes down. And our confidence as well. In my book, this disconnect from ourselves is not necessarily due to working long hours. In my learning, it mainly comes from losing our authenticity. Being out of touch with our core values, the things that really matter in our life.

The good news is that the dip is actually a great place to be. It is a blessing in disguise AND the secret to success. It is THE place to stop and pause and reflect on what we truly want out of life. It is the place to touch base again with our core values. The moment we are clear here, the next step is to make sure that we are linguistically, emotionally and somatically aligned with those values. How do we talk when we are our authentic self? What emotions do we experience when we are our authentic self? How do we physically show up when we are our authentic self? The moment we are embodying authenticity, self-trust and confidence are just there. And we can move forward with an energy that was missing for quite some time.

So, next time you find yourself in a dip, rejoice. As the dip is pointing you directly to what needs to be fixed! To quote Malcolm X “there is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.”