Start your week with a breakthrough!

by | May 17, 2021

Start your week with a breakthrough!
If we’ve experienced it once we can experience it again.

A life problem serves an important purpose: It’s meant to raise our awareness.

In fact, each of our issues has a built-in personal growth goal it’s trying to wake us up to.

If our aim is simply to get rid of our difficulty and go back to who we were before we had the issue, we’ve missed the point.

Problems are forward facing, future oriented seeds for transformation.

True change means becoming a different person, not just subtracting one’s problem.

Choose a problem to focus on.

Close your eyes and imagine, sense, intuit how you’d have to be to not have this difficulty.

Don’t imagine yourself as who you are right now minus the problem; ask yourself how you’d have to change who you are to not have this issue.

Visualize and feel yourself being this new way.

What new identity, mindset, attitude, belief system, feeling, way of living, or relating to people would you need to embrace?

Take your time and let your imagination create the answers.

If nothing comes to you, imagine someone else who could get free of this problem. How would they do it?

Study and explore the details of how you (or this other person) would be different from how you are toward the issue.

Once you have a good sense of this ask yourself what’s against being this way—what stops you from living it?

Is it an inner critic?

A fear?

A bad experience of this in the past?

A belief system?

Imagine this blocker as a character and dialogue with it.

Also, tune into your body and feelings for how they want to react to this obstacle.

Go as far as you can today with processing that which stands in the way of freedom!

Dr. Zwig
©2023 Dr. Adam Zwig

Meet Dr. Adam Zwig—psychologist, musician, podcaster, author, and educator. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology, has had 9 Top Ten hit singles on the U.S Adult Contemporary charts, and is an internationally renowned workshop leader and lecturer. He has been featured on Billboard, SiriusXM Radio, CBS Radio, and many other stations, and in People Magazine, SPIN, Pollstar, and many other publications. Dr. Zwig has released 7 albums, and his music can be heard on National TV, including NBC, Fox, and Fuel TV. He has more than 160 million views on YouTube, over half a million social media followers, and has scored in the top 10% of rock artists streamed on Spotify in 2022. His forthcoming book, Your Problem Is Your Teacher, shows how life problems are not pathological but rather personal growth processes trying to happen. His podcast, The Dr. Zwig Show, posts new episodes every Wednesday.

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