How to Let Life Guide You.

Via Greer Van Dyck
on Oct 8, 2012
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Are there drawbacks to always being proactive?

Last night, a new friend and I were discussing situations that we had found ourselves in and desperately needed each other’s opinions.Through our talk, I realized a handful of things about myself that I maybe had known, but didn’t necessarily acknowledge.

I want to kind of dive into one that really struck me.

I realized, with the help of my friend, that I am enthusiastic about taking life on proactively. I have always been a “results” kinda gal. Not really “trusting in the system” until I saw the change that I was hoping to see. Not really being committed until I was able to physically see movement in the desired direction.

I don’t really know how I feel about this particular aspect of my personality. In a sense, yes, there is an element of me that loves it. If there is something I want or feel would better my life, I am proactive and make it happen. But how about with the matters that deserve time to develop? Romance, for example, takes time to develop.

For me, I have learned quite a valuable lesson. Opportunities have landed in my path this summer where my need for action has been put to the test. And I have acted. I have gone with my instinct here and acted as though I have always acted. I have taken matters into my own hands and finally was able to see that this method isn’t always the best. I have been shown the result of what happens when I move too quickly. I have been shown the door of sorts as a product of my impatience.

Now is the time when I am eager to turn the table.

At this moment, I long to develop my patience. I want to let life guide me and show me its course. I want to be aware of what is placed in front of me. I don’t want to be so self involved though that I miss what life brings me. So here I draw the line and attempt to create the best balance for myself. I want to come to a point where I can be content with my present, understand that what is meant to be will happen, and to be open to taking life’s hand and following it.

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About Greer Van Dyck

Greer Van Dyck, M.A. appreciates the quiet of the early morning hours. Proudly representing herself as a “realistic optimist,” she thrives on challenging herself in the workplace and on the playing field. She works for a startup company called TherapySites, who specializes in providing web based solutions for mental health care practitioners and gets geeked out over riding her single speed mountain bike. The work keeps her stimulated and always tests her creative edge and business savvy. She references the words of Kahlil Gibran often and appreciates the wisdom of his words. One of her favorite quotes is, “Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.” Game on. Providing therapeutic services in and around Boulder, CO. Please feel free to call at 706-714-6500 or email at [email protected]


2 Responses to “How to Let Life Guide You.”

  1. Greer, one word… "Cake" 😉

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