Are you doing the work?
You know that thing in your life or business that is driving you crazy because it’s not changing? Are you frustrated enough to really get down to business with it?
You may think you’ve tried everything already, but you probably haven’t. There’s a solution, but you just haven’t sniffed it out yet because you’re so bogged down in the problem.
When I ask if you’re doing the work, I don’t mean physical action. I mean the internal work. It’s not even really work, it’s a practice. It’s taking the time each day to practice a different perspective on your topic of angst.
If your “thing” is about losing weight, have you stopped the internal complaining about the current state of your body? Have you made peace with how your body feels and looks? Do you trust that you are headed to a slimmer and healthier you?
Have you stopped feeling like a failure with money? Have you started considering yourself prosperous rather than broke? If you can’t get over the reality of what is happening right now, you’ll never, ever get what you want.
If you want a different relationship with a family member, have you truly acknowledged that you can be the one responsible for turning it around? It’s the internal work and shifting on a daily basis that will score you results in any situation, not what you say or do.
Get serious about the business of shifting your beliefs. Trust that you will get to the other side of this mountain.
Decide that things are already shifting even though you don’t see any physical evidence of it.
If you have to work on this sixty days in a row, so be it. You can decide that the practice will be easy or a pain in your booty, but it is your choice. You’ve got the power in every moment to get things moving in your favor.
This type of “work” is more important than any other action item on your list. If you don’t believe me, then keep doing what you’ve been doing and see how it goes.
I’m being a sassy pants. I get to do that, because I’ve been a master at just trying to get shit done instead of backing off and taking the time to go inward.
I’ve been the queen of buying into my reality and having internal hissy fits over it.
Try my new focus:
When I go down a negative path, I ask myself, “What’s the shift I want right now? What would make this moment better??”
Move toward the solution instead of being focused on the problem. Don’t give the problem the luxury of ranting about it. Stop the thought at the pass.
(Rant to get it out of your system, but then get back to the shifting.)
Focus forward on what you really want; begin collecting evidence that it’s already here.
And in your present moment, know that all is well… right now.