Welcome to the Mindset Coach Academy podcast. I'm Lindsey Wilson and I am a high performance mindset coach, a mom, a former professional athlete and an entrepreneur. I help coaches and high performers optimize their mindset to improve their coaching, their performance and those of their athletes and their lives. Here you'll learn all about mindset, how to live it, how to teach it and how to sell it.
Hi all and welcome back to the Mindset Coach Academy podcast. My name is Lindsey Wilson.
Guys, it is Mental Monday and you know with Mental Monday we talk about one tip tool or technique that can help you in your life today or this week. But before I get into today, I would love if you would subscribe to this podcast. It helps you because you will never miss an episode including these little Mental Mondays that can sneak by and it helps us because when we get more subscribers we get more reach and while you are there if you could leave a review, oh my god, I would so appreciate it.
Thank you so much in advance. Okay, so it's Mental Monday and as you might be able to hear in my voice, I'm just getting over a head cold. Everybody in my house is getting over a head cold.
It has been a week so I hope wherever you are especially if you have little children that are bringing in all those germs that you are healthy or at least getting healthy. I wanted to take a moment today. It has been a really hard week as you know with little kids and people not sleeping and everything and I heard the other day this thing and maybe this is like old news, maybe this is like something that everybody knows but whether it is or whether it isn't I think it's worth repeating and they say that when the butterfly is in the chrysalis that if you help it out it's wings you know like that exercise of getting out of the chrysalis is so important for strengthening their wings so that they can fly and so if you help during that time it doesn't develop the wing strength to be able to fly so you think that you're helping but really you're not allowing the butterfly to strengthen its wings in the natural way that you know the earth intended and so I was thinking about that with just things being hard and I was also listening to Dr. Martha Beck was talking about how every good emotion or what we think of as good emotion we have to go through the opposite. It's the raw material for getting to the good stuff so like if you're struggling with grief on the opposite side of that is happiness. If you want more happiness the opposite is sadness or grief or struggle and I started thinking about that as you know the when we're in it when things are really hard in our life it is really hard to see the forest for the trees it is really annoying when someone talks about silver linings so I get it but I also think that is really important to talk about the hard stuff and the hard feelings, not in the way to move through them faster, which is what I've tended to do in the past, or to have this like Pollyanna positive outlook.
It's not that. It's that there is a purpose to everything. And even when we are in the bad stuff, we know that it is also going to bring abundance or good or happy feelings or beauty or strength like the butterfly wings at the end. And for me, that is just that little piece of comfort that again, doesn't rush me through the hard things, doesn't have me skip over the hard things.
In fact, it allows me to sit with it with just a little less discomfort, because I think, oh, okay, there is a purpose to this. And this is making me stronger so that I can fly as corny as that sounds. I think that's an important sort of metaphor for us.
Or this is the raw material for what's coming next. And if we can sit with that and the discomfort of whatever is hard, I think it doesn't make it necessarily so much easier, maybe a little bit, but it allows us to be. And I think that's where like the magic of it comes of like, if things are hard, and we can be, we don't have to be like be thriving. We just get if we can just be, we will grow stronger, we will.
And so I'm in a little bit of a hard season in my life, maybe you are as well. And for me, thinking about the bigger purpose of the heart that it is making me stronger to be able to fly just gives me that little bit of comfort that makes it bearable. If you'd like this episode, I hope you did. I hope it's helpful for you.
I actually hope that you're not going through hard time. And you're like, this is so irrelevant for me, but maybe save it for when it is relevant. If you liked it, share it, text it to somebody that you think would benefit from it. And we'll see you again next week. Bye for now.
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