Sometimes you need to fall to be able to rise

Lessons learned after I sprained my ankle and had to rely on other people.

There are some musings around it on my scope from 16 August



I am always up for new experiences but what happened to me last week was outside my “wish list”. For the first time ever in my adult life I fell down in the middle of the street like a clumsy child and sprained my ankle.
On the bright side (if any) I was still able to deliver an interactive Social Media workshop, as I fell on my way to the networking event.
I always find the silver lining in every situation. In this case I struggled to find one.
Yes, I was grateful that it wasn’t broken. Yes, I was enormously grateful to my friend, Gayle, for taking me to the Minor Injury Unit.  I was really fortunate that even a client whose meeting I had to cancel offered to drive across London and bring me a special ankle brace.
But until recently I was very annoyed with the whole situation. I had to be depended on my children, I can’t stand to wait for something I would rather do it quicker myself.
The most annoying part for me was to hear that it must be the case that I needed to slow down and take a rest. I wasn’t annoyed with people who said that I was annoyed with myself. It seemed that I was too slow already and now I had to slow down.
My insights are captured in the scope but I wanted to jot down some major takeaways:
First of all, it was a great lesson in ability to receive. Allowing to be taken care of. Patience.
Secondly, and I think it was the biggest lesson, it was revealed  to me:
It’s about TRUSTING
Trusting that everything will work out. Accept  current reality. Trusting that I will get help and support I need.
Trust that I am able to manage the current circumstances.
It’s not woo woo stuff. It is a very practical approach:
I managed to reschedule my workload.
Learned how to delegate.
Learned to be patient.
Learned to allow to receive.

About the Author Inga Deksne

Helping small business owners to get more visibility, more leads and more profit via Social Media platforms and online marketing strategies. Helping you to launch your services using Facebook ads.

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