Under the Chaos
" I tell you: one must have chaos in oneself in order to give birth to a dancing star. "
What lies beneath the chaos in your life?
No doubt the last two and a half years have brought on hardship, crisis, unpredictability, doubt, anxiety, sadness and even deep fear in many people around the world.
In what ways have you taken action to examine, on a much deeper level, how you have changed as a person as a result of it all? How has your inner voice played a role in navigating you through the hardship? Has your inner voice served you well or has it caused you to spiral downward? How in tune are you with this inner voice?
Well-known performance psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Jim Loehr, believes that the single most important factor in successful achievement, personal fulfillment and life satisfaction is the strength of one’s character. He also insists that our inner voice plays a critical role in defining what is possible in our lives and it is imperative that we learn how to align our inner voice with our deepest values in life. Here is a quote from Dr. Loehr which eloquently sums up the power of our inner voice:
As you reflect on your own life and your ability to overcome hardship and adversity, a great thought exercise is to draw more awareness to the state of your own inner voice. Pay closer attention to habitual ways of speaking to yourself. If you begin to notice that it is negative at times, there are strategies you can put into action that will allow you to build a more empowering personal narrative.
I had Dr. Loehr on my podcast last year and he spoke, with deep insight, about his work and how anyone can build the necessary skills to be more kind, supportive, loving, and self-compassionate toward themselves. Lots of great takeaways in this episode. You can listen to the conversation between Dr. Loehr and I by clicking the image below. I hope you have a listen and share it with anyone who you feel will benefit from listening.
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KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.