Conviction is the fuel

Conviction is the fuel

When our values and our passion are congruent they become the fuel for our conviction. And our why matters when it comes to conviction. Conviction comes from alignment with our values. How much conviction do you have towards living a life according to your values?

Conviction can sometimes be seen as impatience. Impatience is often criticised rather than praised, but I believe it’s an admirable quality when it’s for the right reasons. When we are impatient and driven towards the things we value, this restlessness may be just what’s needed to bridge the gap between where we are currently and where we want to be.

Dr Russ Harris, writes in The Reality Slap:

On one side is the reality we have, and on the other is the reality we want. And the bigger the gap between those two realities, the more painful the feelings that will arise: envy, jealousy, fear, disappointment, shock, grief, sadness, anger, anxiety, outrage, dread, guilt, resentment; perhaps even hatred, despair or disgust. And, whereas the slap is usually over quickly, the gap can persist for days, weeks, months, years and even decades.

We can’t be too patient as within the gap between where we are now and where we want to be lies much that can sabotage our success. Impatience is not so much about getting to your destination faster (although sometimes that’s a bonus), but the fuel for the journey. Let your conviction bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be.

I believe impatience is a virtue when the fuel is your why!

If you’re feeling a little fearful, lacking clarity and direction, and ready to turn the page and start fresh – then I’m here for you.

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