Any time we’re growing and changing, there are bound to be some miserable moments. Typically, when things get difficult we have two choices: give up and fall back on our old habits, or push through to the other side. I have a metaphor for this that I really love: the River of Misery.
The River of Misery is that short but often difficult period of time where you’re struggling the hardest with whatever change you’re making. It could be learning how to fight differently with your spouse, or stop yelling at your kids, or start eating better. In each of these instances, we decide we want to change our current behavior, but we must go through the growing pains of actually doing it.
Join me today to learn all about the River of Misery and why it’s one of the most essential experiences for personal growth. I’ll describe the concept in detail and provide numerous examples of the River of Misery so you can start identifying it in your own life.
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What You’ll Learn on this Episode:
- What the River of Misery is and how to identify it.
- Why it’s easier to do difficult things when we know that they’ll have an end date.
- Why our brain doesn’t like the River of Misery and wants us to turn back to our old habits.
- Several examples of the River of Misery in action.
- Why this is such a helpful tool for learning how to change your habits and push through difficult times.
Mentioned on the Show:
- Come hang out with me in Seattle at Better Than Happy Live! I’ll be there in June to spend a whole day with you, give you a taste of coaching, and record a live podcast all about how to create a deliberate future.
- Be Bold
- Join me for the next Ask Jody Anything coaching call!
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