Are you playing full out? Or holding back?
One of my favorite things in life is supporting people in finding their natural, often hidden, talent and abilities to have quantum leaps in their performance and results. You being fully self-expressed and acting at your highest potential- Is Priceless!
Life does not get much better than that…for either of us. Right?
Yet, I see so many people shrinking from being seen. Business owners or entrepreneurs holding back. Those wanting to rise in their careers, hiding or staying safe on the sidelines. I know, I used to be there too!
What if I told you it has nothing to do with intelligence? Or Not knowing what to do? Or not having enough information. We have Google. 🙂
What if I told you that you had been programmed into these behaviors, and patterns of belief until they seem normal to you? So much so that you think it is who you are!
Most of us were taught, by well-meaning parents, a dirty four letter word that keeps us from our potential.
You were taught the most important thing in life… is for you to be “safe.”
How many times were you told as a child “Be Careful!” “Don’t get hurt!” Or maybe for you, they didn’t say anything. They didn’t have to. They just gave you a look… you know that look that says “What is wrong with you!?” or “Don’t you ever do that again!?”
Another example, how many of you were taught that worry meant love? That when someone worries about you, it is because they love you? When the truth is that worrying about someone and loving them is not the same. Worry comes from the state of mind of survival and is an attempt to control. Love comes from the state of mind of well-being and in trusting more life.
These are polar opposite states of minds. By the law of cause and effect, they create polar opposite experiences and therefore have polar opposite results. Do you see how big that is?
So, Why is this important?
The truth is you were born to be Successful yet; you are programmed to stay the same.
Your programming is wired to value security over thriving. To value avoiding making mistakes, overtaking on risks or discovering new opportunities. To look for what is wrong vs. whats right. Yet, you have an inner desire for growth and expansion to be more, do more, and have more. This is why you suffer.
You have an inner conflict inside of you between wanting to do what is the so-called “right thing,” the “safe thing,” the “responsible thing” vs. what would give you more life, more well-being! You can feel trapped feeling not good enough or wrong for wanting more.
How do you Play Bigger?
You can only grow bigger by being larger than your present place.
Let me explain…In the animal world, an evolution of species is caused by the excess of life. When an organism has more life than it can express in its functions of its own plane, it develops the organs of a higher plane, and a new species is born.
Consider the importance of this. There would have never been a new species had there not been organisms willing to expand more than their filled planes. They would have simply died off. The truth is in life, we are either growing or dying. The lie is we think we have plateaued.
Here is my simple process in Choosing To Grow Bigger:
1) Visualize and hold a clear mental image of what you want (That is greater than your present place).
2) Claim your desire. You must claim it is already yours even if you do not know how.
3) Give Up what you are holding onto that has you stay the same.
4) Be willing to do what is required to grow into your fulfillment of your desire.
When we apply this process of choosing to grow bigger and expand to get what we want, the HOW will come in the form of an opportunity, much as this email did with an invite to a discovery call.
What is important to recognize is that it comes for a brief moment (less than 5 seconds) and if you do not take action the moment passes and you go back to avoiding, hiding, being numb or attacking.
What are your thoughts? I’m speaking about this on my Facebook Page today (Wednesday) at 12 pm (EST). I’ll be there answering your questions…drop on by so we can chat!
You are Incredible. It is time to start living it.
With love & respect,