I can recall a story once told to me. A friend of mine was fresh out of college, making low wages, and repaying high student loan bills, but he wanted to leave his parent’s home and establish his independence. The uncertainty of life made it very difficult for him to see past where he was to get to where he wanted to be. At first, he avoided all contact with others as best as he could so that his negative mood didn't affect them. He was despondent and wanted to be alone. He shared with me that he wasn't sure how he'd accomplish his goal, but, one day, he decided that he'd at least get a puppy and start teaching him simple commands so that he was ready to guard the new place. He said that first step motivated him to take many more steps, which eventually got him to where he wanted to go.
The great Lao Tzu once stated, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." For you to reach your destination, you must make the decision to begin your journey to greatness. It may be no surprise to you that the first step can be the hardest step to take, but the world is yours if you dare to take it.
Before you book your first appointment, I would like to encourage you to think about what greatness means to you. In other words, what do you want to achieve or how can you improve your life? Some may need help establishing some goals, because they know they want something different but aren't sure of what that is. Let your desire for greatness motivate you to take that first step.
To assist you with taking this first step, I recommend that you take a moment and inhale through your nose for a 4-count, allow it to rotate in your diaphragm for a 4-count, exhale out of your mouth for a 4-count, and keep all air out for a 4-count. Repeat as many times as necessary to allow your body and mind to relax. While you do this, release all negative thoughts that are weighing you down. See the end result and know that you are a conqueror. The only thing that is keeping you from greatness is deciding not to take that first step.
Book your first appointment to begin your journey to greatness. Ask for a free consultation when you make the decision to participate in counseling. Illuminated Paradigm Counseling and Healing creates an individualized treatment plan that is best for you.
I look forward to assisting you on your journey!
Kublai K. Duhart, LCPC
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