Disillusionment with yourself must precede enlightenment.

~Vernon Howard


Disillusionment can make you feel very uncomfortable because it’s the moment at which you see the “clay feet” of yourself, others, a situation, or the world. You may feel as if you’ve been fooled or lied to. This can make you feel overwhelmed, bewildered, frustrated, anxious—sometimes all at once!

You don’t know where to turn because the old ways, the old patterns, the old thoughts, the old ideas just aren’t working anymore.

But disillusionment can be a good thing. You’re disillusion is saying that the status quo is no longer good enough. It also is saying that being a good egg and doing what you’re supposed to do just isn’t cutting it anymore. It’s telling you that something has to change.

If you hang tough and face your disillusion, you’ll see things in a new way, in a new light, or from a different angle or perspective. You’ll hear your heart and soul reminding you that it’s time for you to stand up and be who you are.

Disillusionment can motivate you to make real changes—changes that matter.


Your homework today is to embrace your disillusionment because there are big, important gifts that are contained within it. Follow the lead of your disillusionment and where it’s indicating that change is needed. Then come up with a plan and break it into steps. Break those into small pieces. Keep breaking them down until you get to bits that you are confident that you can easily do. Then do them—follow through!

You can do it!

I’m so proud of you!

Your Friend and Pep Pal,



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