The road to healing and growth is never a smooth upward path with every day better than the last. Usually, it is more like a jagged-line-in-a-general-upward-direction kind of a thing. But, if you are having a tough day, don't be discouraged (or surprised), you aren't losing ground on all your hard work, it is just a part of the process. So, why do we have these setbacks and how do we handle them and turn them into another opportunity for growth?
Is there someone in your life who you desperately want to change? A partner, friend, coworker, boss, child, or parent? If you are constantly thinking, “Ok, if I approach them this way or say it this way, then they will react the way I want” you are in the midst of a huge energy suck and a delusion. We can’t change people that way and we will waste our precious internal resources trying.
So, how do we change others?