Surrendering is not a sign of weakness, it is a sign of liberation and it is
a tool we can use to move forward in business, in life and in relationships.
We are not talking about military or political surrender more psychological
and spiritual surrender. Instead of constantly pushing against what is
going on around you, when you surrender you are able to accept what is and
let go of all the things you really don't need in your life - fear, anxiety
and stress which leads to being truly authentic and content.
A simple analogy here is the weather: you can't control the weather, we are
often attached to what we want the weather to be or living in fear of what
the weather might be "What if it rains?". If you surrender you remove any
attachment to what you want or expect the weather to be and just accept what
the weather is.
Surrendering has got some amazing horse power, it helps you live in the
current moment, living a fulfilled, authentic, pure and truthful life. You
are not living in the past, you are not living in the future, you are living
in the present not controlled by ego or building up resentment, not being
childlike if you don't get what you want. Surrendering allows you to live
in an authentic, adult and present moment.
Who should surrender? Anyone living in the past or living in the future
Why should you surrender? Surrendering it is not doing nothing its working
with what you have got and allows you to have a clear runway and use your
time more effectively.
What are the benefits? There has been a lot of psychological research done
on the benefits of mindful surrendering - increased self-esteem,
self-acceptance, self-reliance, inner peace, happiness and positive
feelings. Developing those character traits we all admire of patience,
humility, tolerance, adaptability, resilience, compassion. In a business
sense itcan be amazing how when one person surrenders and accepts - that
energy can often shift the behaviour and attitudes of others around them.
How do you surrender? It is very simple. To surrender you need to be
brave, know who you are, what you are and what you want to achieve, you need
to be able to let go of what doesn't serve you anymore (even people) then
you need to be able to reward yourself along the way, through the process of
Opportunities to surrender are all around us but we often miss these
opportunities because our lives are so chaotic, there is lots of clutter -
emails, social media, stress.
Surrendering is acceptance of what is, what you have got, not what you
haven't got; not what was, what could have been or what could be in the
future. Surrendering unshackles us from attachment, fears and expectations.
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