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sarah boardman-miller

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What did you do/tell yourself when faced with something you thought was insurmountable?

I would love to hear about how you got from point A to point B when you saw no path. What did you tell yourself to keep forging ahead? What did you do to keep that path open?


Closing Statement from sarah boardman-miller

There is much we can learnfrom each other. Trusting that there is always a way. It may not be one you have thought of or one that you much like. All the same, it is path through. I wrote a piece tonight on just this. www.sparkignitefire.me it's called "chess"
Thank you so much for taking the time to read, answer and share.

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    Jan 7 2012: Before saying what is my ritual to those blocks, I think it is interesting to compare the 5 stages of grief with almost everyone's reponse to such insurmountable events i.e.denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance...I think some usually stop at the stage 4 of depression and those who make it to 5 is what you are expecting I suppose. I personally believe that most of the time such block can be overcome if our mind is looking in that direction. As I pointed out, our response being depression, anxiety and likewise, our capacity to face greatly diminishes. In crude words, due to low self-esteem, we lose confidence and stop looking for solutions. So, the first thing I do is engage in something that makes me feel good about myself and restores confidence. Then, I connect with people who have faced similar circumstances and succeeded. Usually, if it is a career obstacle, then by being really good in your profession is more than enough. If it be a matter of emotional or relationship area, seeking professional help and zeroing in on your problem is the next logical thing to do. If its a matter of resources, like money, educational institutions etc. try all possible solutions even if it be embarassing.

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