Acceptance creates possibilities because you do not waste your time and energy on what you cannot impact. Effectively, instead of continuing to play tug-of-war, with a problem, negative personality or self sabotaging thoughts, you simply drop the rope.
Yes, just let go of the rope.
Now you have two hands free to put to work more usefully say on what matters to you most. Instead of looking towards or into the gaping pit of doom you can look elsewhere, to the things that are important but urgent, those things that have the greatest return on investment if you would spend some focused time on them.
Your mental and emotional reserves are not being siphoned off, rather you can restore them to full levels. Now you can resist the distractions that clutter up your day, mind and desk. You can ignore the siren’s call of “as soon as”. You can stop fretting about the past and worrying about the future. You live in the present.
To make the most of the power and possibilities of acceptance you must know what matters to you most.
- So what is so precious to you that it stirs up an intense emotion?
- What is underneath that emotion, a basic need such as security, love, recognition, status or value?
- How important is it for you to let go of the rope and turn towards a more compelling possibility?