Why courage trumps pride

In the multiple domains of our complicated professional lives, it’s perfectly normal that some aspects are working better than others.

That’s a very polite way of saying we tend to have areas where we’re struggling.

But in a world where the expected answer to “How are you?” is a version of Great!/Good/Grand, is it any surprise that our pride blinds us from admitting where those struggles lie?

So much of our unnecessary suffering in life comes from our denial of struggle, our refusal to accept or acknowledge that which is unpleasant to us.

That can change.

Just a tiny bit of courage can allow us to take the first step, to allow ourselves to open to the discomfort, and to express that in our own way with someone we trust.

You already know it’s never as bad as you fear, don’t you?

 

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