Courage isn’t an easy state to switch on for many.
In my work I’ve seen this regularly. In my experience these issues can stem back to childhood, as well as trauma.
So, as you can imagine, you’re dealing with something that’s implanted and has become a part of this person’s life.
Re-programming, or waking them up to the thought of what is achievable, isn’t an easy process – unless that person understands and accepts that possibility.
How I explain this to my patients:
Imagine you’re standing in front of a closed door that is holding your future, that offers you another life’s path of opportunities, positive changes and much, much more.
It’s your decision alone to go through this door.
There may be negative thoughts like:
What’s the point?
I’m useless anyway.
I don’t deserve this.
It’s never going to happen.
I just cant do it at the moment.
These thoughts, and many more, are typical excuses created by our negative (fearful) mind, that only show you what you perceive as SAFE.
If you go through that first door, and shut it behind you, you will see more and more doors beyond.
Shutting that door behind you is important. When you shut off one part of your life, you enter another part of it. You never go backwards and that first door becomes a distant memory.
The people I’ve treated and changed had the courage to go through that first door. They have had more and more opportunities present themselves. Remember that this can only happen after the first door. That first door is your first courageous step through to a magical, new path of personal development, growth and opportunity.
With my patients, I always go through that door with them.
Support is important. Equally you cannot push. Meaning: you can help those that ask, but never push them against their will. We are all on our own journeys and are responsible for our own decisions. We just need the courage to keep moving forward.