Funny motivational speaker Amy Dee’s blog,
I would scream “Not me!” when fellow speakers expanded from keynotes to virtual webinars and podcasts. I’d rather speak to live audiences, meet new people, and travel the country.
When the coronavirus hit, they postponed conventions along with my keynote jobs. Speakers jumped into virtual speaking. Not me. I resisted, hoping that life would soon return to normal.
As the Covid19 cases soared, my resistance increased along with my stress level. Then a meeting planner who’d seen me last summer called. “Please deliver your keynote virtually. These healthcare workers need your message now more than ever.” she pleaded. I had to say, “Yes.”
My acceptance of this new reality created powerful opportunities. My practice videos showed me that the camera gives my audience a front-row seat. The lens also gives me a powerful fresh way to engage them. Steve and I had fun setting up a home studio with new equipment.
From Resistance to Acceptance
We often resist painful realities. But fighting what we cannot change causes anger, stress, and cognitive dissonance. This futile battle also blinds us to lessons and choices.
Moving from resistance to acceptance empowers us to see things as they are. This mindset of acceptance allows us to grow and learn from the situation. Acceptance opens our eyes so we can see alternative choices as they appear to us.
Do you recognize resistance in your own life?
How does this resistance hurt you?
How would moving from resistance to acceptance help you?
Do you want this?