Have you ever tried to overcome something, but failed so many times that you began to doubt whether change was possible?
It is common to come to expect discomfort -- or even failure -- when it comes to a chronic challenge. It is easy to begin to believe that your greatest challenge will be with you forever.
Losing the weight, finally getting rid of acne, recognizing when you’re feeling unfulfilled, and overcoming a fear, guilt or trauma are all good examples of forever-thinking. However, the idea that you have to suffer forever is a lie. Don’t believe this lie. Science now knows that the brain is always changing and is always capable of change. Your current experience doesn’t have to be your only experience.
Make room for a new possibility in your life. Confront your forever issue with these words: Up until now, my (issue.) had me believing it would be a burden FOREVER. But from this point forward, this doesn’t have to be the case.
The glimmer of hope at the back of that statement is the key to changing your life.
Begin to practice seeing your challenges through the “up until now, and from this point forward lens.” It will help you leave forever-thinking behind you, where it belongs.