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  • Writer's pictureLen Benoit

Every setback is a setup for a comeback: A Universal Tale of Resilience in Rebuilding.

Breaking Through: The Power of Saying 'Yes' to Support


In the rollercoaster journey of life, we often find ourselves facing unexpected challenges. For me, it was the crushing blow of losing my fitness business, a dream I had poured my heart and soul into. As I grappled with the guilt and shame, a realization dawned – I needed support. However, putting myself out there seemed like an insurmountable hurdle.


Step 1: Acknowledge the Blocks

Identifying the blocks that hinder you is the first crucial step. Whether it's fear, self-doubt, or shame, acknowledging these barriers allows you to confront them head-on.


Step 2: Embrace Vulnerability

Sharing my story required vulnerability. I had to let go of the fear of judgment and embrace openness. Vulnerability is the bridge to connection, and it's okay not to have it all together.


Step 3: Say 'Yes' to Support

Saying 'Yes' was the turning point. It meant acknowledging that I couldn't navigate the journey alone. Support can come in various forms – friends, family, or professional coaching.


Step 4: Challenge Negative Narratives

Guilt and shame thrive on negative narratives. Challenge those thoughts. Recognize that setbacks don't define you; they refine you. Reframe your story with empowering perspectives.


Step 5: Set Realistic Goals

Setting realistic goals is pivotal. Break down your journey into manageable steps. Celebrate small victories; they build momentum and confidence.


Step 6: Establish a Support System

Build a support system tailored to your needs. Surround yourself with individuals who uplift, encourage, and understand your journey.


Step 7: Cultivate Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is the gentle reminder that you're human. Embrace imperfections, learn from mistakes, and treat yourself with the same kindness you'd offer a friend.

As I implemented these steps, a transformation unfolded. I discovered that my story, though unique, mirrored a universal truth – the power of saying 'Yes' to support. It's a shared journey we all navigate in our own way.


In overcoming the blocks to seeking support, I learned that vulnerability isn't weakness; it's courage. Saying 'Yes' isn't admitting defeat; it's a declaration of strength. Through my experience, I found connection, understanding, and a renewed sense of purpose.


Your Journey Starts Now

If you're feeling the weight of your own blocks, remember – you're not alone. The journey begins with a single 'Yes.' Reach out, connect, and allow the transformative power of support to guide you. Break through the barriers, embrace vulnerability, and let your story become a beacon of inspiration for others.



Say 'Yes' to support. Your breakthrough awaits.


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