What do you think of when you hear the term "risk taker"? You might envision someone who is into extreme sports or someone who hedges their bets against all odds in a game. I was thinking about this because lately I have been getting out of my comfort zone in order to build a great network of referrals for my practice. However, I started to realize that the real risk that I was taking, was in not doing anything. To stand still and not move forward was my greatest risk. This applies to therapy. If you are considering therapy, it can feel like a risk to connect with a stranger, to trust that they might "get you." However, if you don't take the risk, you then might never see positive change in your situation. You might always feel a struggle and you risk never giving yourself the gift of healing. If you are in therapy, you might feel like nothing is happening. When this comes up, it could be for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is a pattern you may have in your relationships. But, are you willing to be bold and work to figure it out? Are you taking a risk with looking at things differently, being vulnerable and completely open?
Take a moment and think of an area in your life that you feel stuck - things aren't getting better or changing. What risks are you willing to take to do things differently.