A few weeks ago, I washed a brand new shirt that I bought myself. I loved this shirt-after one wearing, I knew it was already a favorite. But there was a problem- a tiny hole appeared below the neckline. I wanted to return it but only if I could get another. It was just before Christmas, what were the chances that they would even have another in my size?
So I went to the store to exchange the shirt. Luckily, they had a few of them in my size! When the clerk went to exchange the shirt, the price was even cheaper, which meant I even got a refund. I literally was paid to return the shirt!!!
So what’s the point of the story?
You can’t receive if you don’t ask. If you stay in a resistance of inaction or resistance, nothing can happen. You need to show up to receive. Or as they say, “you’ve got to play to win.”
So, do you play to win in life? Or do you wait for the right conditions?
Back in college, I remember being that person who was afraid to ask for what I wanted- I didn’t play full on. I was the quiet, shy girl that when I gave a speech, it was far more painful for the people who had to sit through it than it was for me. I knew that I needed to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone and into my confidence. So I volunteered to be the Dorm Activities Manager. I was responsible for planning the social activities such as the prom where I had to show up fully. I was responsible for making others happy in my new role. (What was I thinking? I threw myself into the fire!)
However uncomfortable I was in that role, it was the best experience I could have asked for- I learned how to speak up and ask for what I needed. I knew that I had to get out of my comfort zone if I wanted to win at life.
How often do you get out of your comfort zone? Do you allow patterns of sabotage or blocks to keep you stuck and not winning in life? Or do you create your success?
Most people don’t even know that they are stuck- and then they wonder why life is happening the way they had hoped. They keep attracting the same problems, partners, job situations, drama, failures, health problems and life situations. I was talking to a client today- she suffers from diabetes, all stemming from her emotional issues of self-judgment and emotional hurts. Not all forms of diabetes are necessarily from emotional pain, but in her case it was. It was her way of trying to give her the sweetness life that she sought.
Another client of mine keep attracting men who wanted to be taken care of instead of being the ones that provided the financial stability in the relationship. In her case, she had a pattern of control that wouldn’t allow her to provided for- she had to ensure her own financial stability.
Sadly, they are stuck in a rabbit hole that they don’t even know that they’re in until someone tells them.. Yet their experiences are telling them that they are stuck, but we get stuck on the immediate problem and not the bigger picture.
That’s where I can help to clarify the bigger picture and the strategy for a new path, along with the tools and tricks to get there.
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