Discouragement Turned Inside Out is Determination

Wisdom is nothing more than healed pain…Healing takes courage, we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it.” — Tori Amos

I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about adversity, choices and change in personal and professional environments. It is sad that sometimes people might jump to conclusions about us or others for reasons we don’t understand. I’ve seen it happen, someone intentionally or unintentionally says hurtful things, for different reasons. Maybe they are nervous, oblivious, angry or their delivery/intent  just plain sucks. It could be there was not time to take a step back and ask about all sides of the situation, they didn’t know the whole story or perhaps  just didn’t care because they were really busy.

Don’t judge the truth you know and feel based on how other people are responding to it because they may be looking with a limited vision” –Iyanla Vanzant

Today I am here to remind you to not allow one person’s opinion or words sway you and throw you off kilter. Be true to yourself and always strive to be more. Forgive those who take their anger out on you and say unkind things, especially when you know its not true to who they are or want to be. Being emotionally intelligent in all areas of our lives is a process and in one way or another, we are always working to be more or better. Be kind to yourself.

Let’s face it, life doesn’t come in a neatly packaged box with a red bow tied around it. When the moments of uncertainty pop up it’s up to us to figure out and ask ourselves the following questions:

  1. How am I going to handle the “stuff” I’m not letting go of?
  2. What am I willing to let go of right now?
  3. What am I going to keep?
  4. What am I supposed to be learning in all of this?

It is okay to not know the answers to all of these questions, it is possible some will need to occur organically.

And so the answers don’t always come when we want them to and it is okay to not know. It is possible some answers will need to occur organically. But they do come, so hang in there because you will figure out how to re-invent yourself. Trust the process. You’ve got this and you have all of the tools you need to find the way.

About KakieF
Thanks for stopping by. In case you were wondering, my name, “Kakie“, is pronounced like the color khaki. Writing is a creative outlet for me and I founded this blog as a tool to do something worthwhile. I want to take my passion for learning and use it to create connections by sharing knowledge. Everyone has a story to tell and when we give, we get. I care about the work I do and enjoy using my curiosity, creativity and resourcefulness to solve problems and turn them into opportunities. Using our common experiences to collaborate can result in the power to grow, teach, learn, connect and be better for the experience. As I work with dynamic people and organizations trying to figure out how to adapt to, and approach this new world, it thrills me each time we teach one another. So let’s get started and begin conversations about possibilities that help us be even better! My professional journey has woven in and out of Fortune 500 corporate environments and startup ventures, through roles that bestowed titles such as; VP, Award Winning Entrepreneur, Author, Blogger, Strategic Management Consultant, Marketing Director and more. As an Executive MBA Graduate, I have been fortunate acquire skills that position me as a great learner, leader and team builder who knows how to create a vision and provide inclusive direction that brings everyone along. My resourcefulness and analytical thinking skills help me make assessments that result in thorough research and analysis to make good business decisions, while maintaining flexibility to change direction when necessary. International business study and travel have taught me the importance of remaining relevant as a global citizen. As a Project Management Institute (PMI) Certified Project Manager (CPM), I am an implementer who knows how to take initiative, stay focused on the end goal and get results on time and under budget. Imagine a world where we all become the great leaders we aspire to be. It can be done! New doors are opening every day and I am optimistic about our future. It is my belief that successful people want to help each other and my desire is to have discussion about things that are meaningful to you. Please don’t keep me a secret. I would love to connect with you and others you think I should meet. Thank you for joining the conversation!

2 Responses to Discouragement Turned Inside Out is Determination

  1. I am continuously amazed by your emotional IQ and ability to spread positivity. THANK YOU. :)

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