I should have been an actress. Jennifer Lawrence and I would totally be hanging out in Hollywood right now, drinking fancy coffee and reminiscing about our hometown. She’d congratulate me on my latest Oscar. I’d act like it was nothing. Bill Murray would walk up and say something funny. We’d throw our hair back and laugh and laugh…
But, I am not an actress. I’ve just been one hell of a performer.
Personal growth is funny. Not, ‘haha’ funny, although many times I have laughed out loud at the tenacity of the universe when it keeps putting the same lesson in front of me that I refuse to learn. No, it’s a funny thing because many parts of it seem contradictory. For example, we want to make goals, but know not to be too attached to exactly how we achieve them. Another one is holding others accountable and forgiving them at the same time. One that I feel I am always trying to balance is accepting what is/being OK with where I am AND wanting to make changes/do things differently at the same time. Then the light bulb moment occurs. The changes I want to make (and help others with) are the ones that help us become more of ourselves! I never encourage clients to do anything that’s not in alignment just because that’s what the rest of the world does.
The key is being ok with where we are AND being willing to uncover even more of the real us at every turn, no matter what we need to change to get there.
Jacque Saltsman is a Healer and Life Coach who is committed to the empowerment and healing of women locally and globally. Jacque has attended and staffed the Woman Within Training Weekend and sits in an amazing E-circle in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. She can be found at jacquesaltsman.com.