WHAT’S THE END GOAL HERE?
Hello, my name is Sarah and I’m a podcast-holic.
My line up of favorite shows contains equal parts writing or online entrepreneurial advice, inspirational motivators and true crime podcasts – that my kids introduced me to.
Today, while listening to the Good Life Project, host Jonathan Fields and special guest, author Geneen Roth (from the 12/29/20 episode), discussed “You don’t need to be fixed.” Jonathan brought up a thought that totally made me stop and think. He mentioned how fascinated he is wondering whether people truly seek to improve themselves through transformation or liberation? …and now I am curious too!
I’ve headed out on such a transformation journey as someone who loves to learn new things every day. I love making small adjustments and seeing how they feel the next time something comes up. I love feeling like I’m improving, and when something goes the other direction the promise of a new day gives me hope. However, now that I’m reconsidering my stance, I see that transformation may never end. I may not ever reach the finish line and feel successful. But, I’m a progress, not a perfection kinda gal.
Yet, I see the freeing goal of liberation – shedding that which no longer serves us. It’s a larger commitment to focus in on the trouble areas and draw boundaries. That big elephant is no longer welcome in the room. Then, when the weight lifts, we soar! Perhaps our acceleration has a steeper curve since we grow unencumbered. To me the downside feels as though this may require a stronger commitment. I’m not always strong enough for that.
As Geneen pointed out, as she worked hard on herself, things that used to bother her no longer would. …Until they did. Be patient with yourself. Neither transformation, nor liberation, offer a money back guarantee. Perhaps it boils down to what makes you feel most like you’re in control of your life? Thoughts?!
If you, like me, love taking those tests to find out what Friends character you are, what personality type you are or how old you are, why don’t you check out what SPARKETYPE you are! I call it a light-hearted self-improvement activity that makes you think introspectively with a quick test that may give you some captivating insight about yourself! Once you know better, you do better!
What about you?
- Which approach do you believe in – transformation or liberation?
- What are the pros and cons?
- Who are your mentors?
- Have any tips?
- Can you see the argument for the other option?
- What is your favorite podcast – I’ll check it out!
- If you want to know what other podcasts make me go hmmm, drop your email in the top right box on the page to wander along with me!
(I have no relationship with the Good Life Project other than being a fan!)