Leaning Into the Edge: Transforming Struggles into StrengthsSep 05, 2023
Last week, while at Lake Como with the 4PC mastermind group, we didn't just scratch the surface. We dug deep, piercing through layers of comfort and confronting the shadows we often choose to ignore.
For me, it was the haunting perfectionism and the appearance of being absolutely okay, a shield against my own feelings of not being 'enough'.
A line from a poem we discussed struck a chord: "She leads you to the pain, to the exact spot where it hurts, the very place you've been avoiding." And in that moment, I didn't turn away. I faced it, felt the pain, and in doing so, felt a profound shift.
This raw introspection reminded me of “Sophie”, a CEO client of mine. She once confided, "Everyone sees the success, the confidence.
There's this relentless pressure to be perfect. Every decision feels monumental. I've built walls, not bridges, out of fear.
Trust? It feels like a luxury. And control? It's my safety net. But beneath all this, there's a yearning - to be truly seen, acknowledged, valued."
Sophie's candid revelation isn't unique. It's a mirror to many of our internal struggles.
But here's the raw truth: Your shadow side, those dark corners you shy away from, hold the keys to your most profound transformations. By confronting them, you unlock doors to desires you didn't even know you had.
So, here's your moment of truth:
What have you been running from?
What's that nagging feeling, that voice you've been drowning out? Because right there, in that discomfort, lies your next big leap.
Your dreams, aspirations, the life you yearn for? It's waiting. But first, you need to look in those places you've been avoiding.
Are you ready?