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Nancy L. Neff Coaching and Healing

LifeForce Abundance Coach
Vision and Energy Coach

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August 2019 Newsletter

Hello, and an absolutely amazing August to you!
Welcome, or welcome back, to my newsletter. Today's issue is about centering your identity around your struggles, past or present. Enjoy!

Do you define yourself by your problem(s)?
 struggle identity quote "I'm a cancer survivor", or "I have 3 children, 2 in primary school and one who died at birth". While overcoming a serious illness, or losing a child, are major life events which shape your outlook and may influence your future choices, they do not tell the full story of who you are. And defining yourself this way can tie you to a past of pain and struggle, when your present is pretty good.

Sometimes it's not a past problem you've overcome, but a past success you hang onto, since Life hasn't been all that great since. Think of the high school athlete reliving his glory days decades ago, when he was fit and popular. Like the person who defines herself by a former struggle, he's missing the precious present moment.

 little engine that could Since I wore thick glasses as a child, then strong contact lenses as an adult, I saw myself as Nancy Nearsighted, and that's probably how I presented myself to others too. In fact I remember worrying that my contact lenses would deceive people into thinking I had good eyesight! Now my vision history, and improvement, is just a small part of my story, not all of it.

Conquering a big challenge helps us feel good about ourselves, and can give us fuel to face future obstacles. Think of the attitude of the Little Engine That Could, of "I think I can", as it tackled that big hill. Yet hanging on too tightly to this past success could also keep us a bit stuck. If I've been out of glasses for years and seeing pretty well without them, it's fair to ask what I've done lately. I don't want to think I'll never do anything else I'm proud of again!

 eye in the sky Everyone's different, and what's easy for one may be more difficult for another. So don't apologize if your little triumph may not seem like much of an accomplishment. Be proud of yourself! I could be called high-strung (my friends are laughing at this understatement). So whenever I manage to stay reasonably centered in a chaotic situation, like getting a flat tire yesterday in traffic, I congratulate myself.

Most of us have many facets: careers and hobbies and important relationships and skills and talents. So when meeting someone new who asks about you, this is a golden chance to redefine yourself in a more positive way. How does 'I'm studying to be ...." or "I'm working toward becoming ..." sound? It's your life, and you're moving toward your future every day with your actions and words. Why not make it the best it can be?

To read about my slowly letting go of my identity as a nearsighted person, click here.

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