NICOLE FROLICK: “Don’t Mistake Acceptance for Passivity”

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There’s a huge misconception about ‘acceptance’.  It’s often perceived as a position of weakness.  Many people believe that when you’re forced to accept something you cannot change, it means that you’re rolling over to a bigger resistance.  You gave up.

That couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact, acceptance allows you to transcend the resistance you’re facing.

Instead of resisting what life’s throwing at you, acceptance allows you to engage life in a different way.

Four Fundamentals of Flexibility

Acceptance is one of my Four Fundamentals of Flexibility.  If you want to expand beyond any challenge, it’s necessary to shift out of what I call Resistance and Persistence Mode.  When you resist something, be it an idea, a belief, a conflict, a relationship, a feeling, etc. the issue you have with it will persist.  When you resist something, you are channeling a lot of energy into it, and…

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