So I'm noodling around with a workshop I'll be contributing to in a few weeks. My section is about setting and working towards our vision of our best, pertaining to finding and aligning with our purpose. It's no accident that I'm leading the section where we discuss concrete steps we might take to stay in alignment with our vision. Because this is exactly where I am in my own life.
We all need assistance. The perfect person always shows up at the perfect time. Even the ones who don't seem so perfect. There's all kinds of support. Beautiful support from what I can't so much see but tremendously benefiting from as opportunities and people are sent my way.
Then there's the support from people who unknowingly are challenging me and teaching me to stand up for myself or whatever the lesson may be. Those are the most surprising and often uncomfortable relationships, they pop into my life for only a short time until I get what they're showing me. And it can take me a while to figure out what it is they're showing me. At first I might even go kicking and screaming into the what's there for me to learn. And I look away until it becomes so uncomfortable that I have to pay attention. Ok, what is this about?!
I used to fold and follow from both a lack of confidence and worry I might hurt someone's feelings if I disagreed with them or worry they might not like me. But things are way different now, and this is not the time to fall back into my old habits.
All I can say is, if something doesn't feel right, it's a good idea to take a minute to try to figure out why because it's there to learn from, however uncomfortable it feels.