Stillness is an uncomfortable but necessary act.

I have to be still sometimes. It often comes from a place of frustration or overwhelm. It sometimes feels like sadness. I think it’s because I’m really hard on myself and expect great things. That makes me impatient, too.

I don’t run from the feelings that come with being still. I don’t hide from the sadness that comes with it either. Instead, I fully embrace the stillness. Even though the sadness is uncomfortable, it’s a time of reflection and renewal. I’m able to tap into my internal self. I get to quiet my brain and settle into creativity at a higher level.

I refocus and refuel. The frustration and overwhelm subside. Then, I’m ready to move forward again.

This works because being still is a form of unexercise. In the space of stillness, I know I’m embracing some much needed downtime. I’m clear the stillness is preparing to uplevel my thoughts and actions. How kewl is that?!

Stillness is the key to mastering your mindset.

what would wendyy do, blogging, stillnessWhen stillness comes, I’m ok with being “there.” Being “there” prepares me for the next great step.

WOOHOO! I have new found energy. YES!!

I have renewed commitment. UH-HUH!

I have massive clarity. INDEED!

I even have more patience. Imagine that!

From the What Would WendyY Do files, here’s the lesson:

Immerse yourself in being still and go fearlessly into the sadness. In those spaces, you’ll find reflection, renewal, creativity, patience and the means to keep moving and growing.

Let the awareness unfold because remember, Mindset is Everything!

What do you do when the stillness comes? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Called a “Force of Nature” and trendsetter in the coaching industry because of her fearless approach to innovation, Wendy Y. Bailey has been supporting entrepreneurial leaders, coaches, speakers, trainers, consultants and emerging thought leaders for more than nineteen years. She is a two-time bestselling author, sought-after mentor coach and sales speaker for her fierce and dynamic dedication to inspiring individuals, groups and organizations to create extraordinary results. Affectionately called “WendyY” by her clients, business associates and colleagues, she is an internationally known thought leader and has made a global impact in coaching as an innovative CEO and mentor coach, serving the US and in countries like the UK, Sweden, Spain and Italy.