Day 20: Thank you @alimshapiro for sharing this with us! ✨ “I choose respect over shame when struggles show up when I Feel like a beginner. I hate feeling like a beginner! It's inefficient, I make mistakes and my ideal outcomes don't happen. Yet in business, you have to try new things. And with our dog, this is the first time in my life I've ever had a pet. So if you ever want to take chances in life, you have to surrender to being a beginner. ✨
In these situations, my struggle usually boils down to being worried about doing the "wrong" thing. To choose respect, I remind myself there is no right or wrong, only experimenting and learning to find my path. This takes immense pressure off and calibrates my expectations. ✨
Once I try and my hindsight is 20/20, I know I'll beat myself up for not realizing certain things sooner. I give myself the space, whether that's ten minutes or a week, to be with my frustration and disappointment. ✨
I then share where I'm at with my husband, sister or a select group of friends who will give me the space to process the outcome and ask great questions so I can move on in a more effective way. I used to turn to people who would tell me "It's OK and to focus on the positive" but that didn't honor how I was feeling or help me learn what I needed to learn about myself or how to move forward in a powerful way. ✨
Being able to productively learn from my struggles makes me more resilient and courageous to take on the next risk!" ✨ Thank you Ali for your voice, your leadership, and the impact you are making to help people #redefinehealth - and make sure to check out Ali’s interview with Rebecca on the trauma - food+body struggle connection. .