Imagine you are driving your favourite car along a wonderful set of S-bends along a coastal road.
On your left, there’s a sheer drop to the rocks and crashing waves below.
On your right, there’s a sheer face of rock soaring upwards.
You are having a great time.
However, you get a bit enthusiastic hitting a right hand corner…and your back wheels start to skid out to the left, getting dangerously close to the cliff.
Which way do you steer your wheel? To the left…or to the right?
If you steer to the right, away from the skid, you will make the skid worst and you will end up off the cliff, back wheels first.
The right answer is to steer to the left, heading into the scary direction of where the skid is going…and in doing so, regain control of the back wheels and then steer right. You will have then safely managed your skid and you will continue on your way, heart pumping, but whole and undamaged.
This works in your life too – all sorts of situations that you really don’t like, if you steer away from them, try and escape them…you will end up stuck or at worst case scenario; crashing and burning.
The trick is to choose that you have put yourself in this situation.
You imagine that if you were in total control of your life…why would you choose this situation?
Ask this sincerely and wait for your answer.
That oftentimes is enough for you to gain traction and steer yourself out of your skid.
Try it and let me know what happens.