Be Like The Willow Tree In The Wind

Many times, yesterday, last week, today and even tomorrow- you will come face to face with a seemingly intolerable situation.

The compulsion to change the situation, to demand that the other person change the situation will be great.

I was taught that when you want a desired result, first you need an intention or a purpose. You can do that with acceptance.

You may ask, does acceptance mean giving up, giving way, or surrendering? Does it mean an allowing, a flowing, a letting go and trusting?

For me, acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts. The hidden gift is that your acceptance and then actions can often change the intolerable situation.

Ironically, you often try to force change that you think will ” loosen” and lessen the struggle.
Acceptance can do what your willpower could never accomplish.

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

Acceptance, after times, can smooth all the ripples that discourage you, it softens you, and it nurtures wisdom.

Acceptance, can bring the peacefulness we often so frantically seek.

You can stand strong and weather any storm.  Like the willow in the wind, you will bend rather than break. And you will be able to help others. As you grow in your wisdom.

The paradox is Acceptance changes things.   A major part of accepting life is contained in the very discovering of it. I ask you to accept this gift of words and weave acceptance into each life lesson.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

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