We all know that to get on in life we need to go to school and get a job, right?
I have no doubt many of us did just that and are now working.
How many of us however, actually love the job we are doing; actually love getting out of bed in the morning to get to the job we have?
I’m going to guess some of us do and equally many of us don’t. There will be many who just have a job to pay the bills and get by.
Not sure about the answer to that question? Ask yourself this … in an ideal situation, where money is no object would you stay doing what you are currently doing, or would you opt to do something different?
If you chose you would opt to do something different then you are probably simply working in a job that is potentially making you feel unhappy, trapped, and maybe even a little unwell. You are potentially constantly pondering, there has got to be more to life than this, surely? Please?
Many of you reading this right now are probably saying ‘well, I need to earn money, I have bills to pay’ or ‘I have to provide for my family.’
Indeed you do, but you know you can do both, right?
In the words of Earl Nightingale ‘we become, what we think about.’ In fact Henry Ford said it also ‘if you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.’
So, the BIG questions are … what are you thinking? What is stopping you from finding and following your passion? If you know your passion, what is stopping you from pursuing it? What do you hold as a belief around this?
Florence Scovel Shinn, way back in 1925 wrote a book called ‘The Game of Life and How to Play it.’ She says that most of us see life as a battle when actually it is just a game. We simply need to know how to play. She says that each and every one of us is here to simply realise the divine design of our life. That is, that one special thing that we can do that no other can.
This is not your cue to start thinking things like ‘well I can’t … sing, write, make, bake, do, create.’ Yet, it is good to reflect on comments you’ve no doubt had said to you, such as ‘why would you want to open a dog grooming service [insert any idea, for a venture here], that boat has sailed, too many in that market, you wouldn’t be able to earn a decent dollar.’ You would’ve taken in those words and now if you reflect back you just might be able to see how the words impacted on your thoughts and how those thoughts led you to inaction. That’s right, inaction. You talked yourself out of it, before you even got going, and no doubt have a great argument for justifying and validating why your idea would never fly. Am I right? It’s ok. I know I am. I’ve seen it and heard it a lot.
So, what to do?
Well, rather than thinking about all the reasons why it won’t work, it is time to start thinking about all the reasons why it will. I have written about this previously in a story called Fenced in, which is about my little dog escaping from home, but it relates to how we potentially hold many self limiting beliefs.
It is about recalibrating your thinking? When you hear yourself say ‘I can’t, because’ … reframe this thought into an ‘I can.’
Keep the tense in the present (I can, I am, I have) not future (I will).
This is a simple concept yet often hard to apply. It takes discipline and practise.
Start now with the SPELL – Ask – Seek – Knock (it’s at the top of this post).
This is a morning invocation. Incant it often, listen to your thoughts and re-frame any that are creating doubt and inaction.
Leave a comment and let me know how you go.