Jasmine, Insecurity, and Being Stuck

jasmineIt feels like summertime here – glorious, peaceful, and relaxed. The scent of jasmine is pouring in through my office windows along with the gently cooling evening air.

Yesterday I was talking with a client/friend about where he needs to put energy in his business. Hands down: “relationships.” Reaching out and connecting, mostly externally and also internally. He admitted he wasn’t doing it the way he wanted, and part of me wanted to say, “but that’s so easy!”

Then I realized that his reason for not doing this is much the same as my reason for not exercising (something he’s great at, by the way): In two completely different challenges, we each feel inadequate – incompetent – and without real hope that our efforts will work.

And we each find it incredibly difficult to persevere… and all too easy to slide that task to the bottom of the pile. I am sure there is value and insight in this feeling, some clarity to be found, but even in this quite jasmine gentleness of evening, the wisdom is beyond me.

One Reply to “Jasmine, Insecurity, and Being Stuck”

  1. Recognising the pattern of my behaviour was helpful that when I am stuck I sit on the fence, afraid to make the wrong decisions.The emotion of fear can put me in a state of inertia, likewise being too comfortable. Impatience sets in when I see someone is struggling doing something that I find it so easy. Being confident can reduce my emphathy over others.Being conscious of this helped me in being more patient with the slow ones.

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