I want to share a personal story with you.

You know, if you have been on my newsletter emails or read the last blog post for at least the last 3 weeks that I sent out one about having courage and what will you do to make the last 100 days of the year the best ever…

Well, I am doing the same work and two days ago I pulled out my yearly plan to check in on how I was doing and did exactly what I tell my clients NOT TO DO and I put myself into effect big time.

I want to state first, that this Oct. 2015 Edge Of Change has been in business for 8 years. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH and another big Yeahhhhh is that this year has been a record year with a 48% growth so far… And, that is pretty darn awesome.

BUT instead of looking at all the wonderful things we have been doing right I looked at the 2015 plan and went to EVERYTHING we have NOT been doing and the things we are NOT doing right…

REALLY I did, and then I went to total meltdown… Believe me it was not a pretty sight, and by the time I was deep into it even the picture on my office wall was not hanging right and pissing me off and EVERYONE around me knew it.

Here is the thing, I know this lesson, I train and coach on looking for what is right and what is working first and I still went into what wasn’t working before I explored what was working so I could have celebrated and gathered all the gold nuggets from that important information…

After I settled down and took a deep breath I started questioning what happened. What I noticed was an old belief getting in my way; “ALL I have to do is learn it once and POOF! It/ME is all better”…that once I learn a lesson, I’m done with it. I can move on.

Well, sometimes the lessons come back again. What if they are meant to come back again and again? Lessons I mean.

What if self-discovery and growth isn’t a point A to point B kinda journey? ​

The universe seems to throw us curves from time to time to see if we have really learned the lessons.

I know that growth is a process over time and with each growth stage we can recognize the lessons when they rear their ugly head again.

For myself personally, I notice them faster and when I have gone over to the dark side, I adjust faster and look for solutions faster…

Can you relate?

Where are you possibly beating yourself up because you feel you are not learning fast enough?

Please share what is happening for you.. It really does help others.

To your success and happiness,
Corinne McElroy

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  1. Good Story,

    Thanks for being vulnerable and telling how you slipped into negative mode and how it affected you and those around you.
    Finding the light and focusing in the positives really does make life easier to live. Like it’s some big secret. It’s a great lesson to learn and visit daily.
    The quote I have been keeping with me lately, “What would your world look like if you woke up today with only the things you were grateful for yesterday?”
    Keeps me focused on the positives.

    Continued Success Corinne!

    1. HI Brian, Thank you for sharing back. The quote is powerful. I will pay way more attention to the things I am grateful for each day so that when do I wake up they would still be in my life.. That really does shine a bright light on being grateful for lessons, experiences, things and the people I have in my life.

  2. Querida Corinne,

    Congratulations on your 8th year of moving forward and sharing leadership skills preparing people to take on responsible global citizenship roles. Your work is awesome.

    Yes, the learning process is ongoing as an individual’s gender development. What a great thing eh, we get to continue making new discoveries about ourselves in re-learning lessons we thought we were done with. I just embrace that I am NOT done with learning.

    What helps me keep it all in perspective is being pro-active in advocating about the things that are close to my heart; poverty, gender injustice, violence. To get an idea of what we are facing while working in impoverished and rural communities here in El Salvador with very little funding you can read our September bulletin on our web page, http://www.cocosi.org. The articles are in English too, just scroll to 2nd and 3rd page. Our Eduardo is the photo on the left.

    Keeping the important things in view, well, for me anyways.

    Keep up the good work, when people are happy and secure with themselves they are better global citizens and want to know truth.



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