Funny how as we go through our day we encounter obstacles to success around corners we did not even know existed. Has this happened to you? It happens to me when I least expect it. That is the way of it, if we expected it, it would not be getting in our way, we would be aware.
I am talking about those pesky little subconscious thoughts that creep in at the most inopportune times and sabotage us from moving forward head long into our lives and our success.
Recently I was preparing for a new class I am teaching, “Prosperity & Money”. It is about getting to the cause of what is in the way of peoples prosperity, their healthy relationship with money. This is an area that so many people are struggling with and I decided that I was going to provide a course that would assist people to finally get to the truth and find out where their money/prosperity programs and beliefs started. Since my job is to assist my clients in finding out the programs, beliefs and emotions that are getting in the way of their total health, wealth and happiness it did not seem like such a stretch to create this course. I was going along just fine until I was awakened by that little voice (the foreign saboteur) that kept saying, WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? What do you think you are doing? STOP! What will people think. You are not qualified. Maybe none of you have had this voice in your head before and maybe you have and can relate.
This is the very moment when most people are stopped from moving forward. The voice gets the best of them and they believe it to be the truth, and it is for the moment. Once again it has won and we are put back in our place. How many times has this happened to you? Do you stop, give up settle for the familiar inertia? This is where most people resign themselves to never getting ahead. As you can see, I know this voice really well, as do you.
This is the critical moment, do I listen to the voice? Or, do I muster all of the courage I can and push forward? No one would blame me if I sunk back into the wall and continued the status-quo. After all everyone hears it and they all understand, Right?
Well…what should I do? I could kick myself in the butt and say don’t be an idiot, you have worked too hard and too long to build your reputation, you are respected, you have responsibility. Oops, what just happened? The voice is using another tactic! Just another way to sabotage me since the first tact did not seem to work. Are you starting to get the idea that maybe, just maybe, your perceived lack of success was never yours to begin with?
The foreign saboteur is so subtle, so sneaky, so insidious and it tries every possible way to keep us from moving in the direction of our spirit! So what do we do now?
Let me tell you what I did and do every moment of every day. I stop, take a deep breath and remember right in this moment, and this moment and this moment, I am doing the very best I know how to do. It may take me a few tries before I can conquer the voice but if I am diligent and remember that it is not me, IT IS NOT ME..,then and only then can I recognize I have won the battle, maybe not the war, but certainly the battle, at least for now. Next time I may let it get the best of me, I have to be OK with that, but the only way it wins is if I give up. I don’t know about you but I have fought too hard and too long and I am committed to my moving forward. I am committed to my success and the only person I measure my success to and with is myself. If I continue to move forward towards my chosen destiny then I will always win. I will always prevail.
So, what about you, are you finally going to realize the voice in your head that is keeping you from your success is not you? Are you finally going to start being kinder to yourself, gentler and more compassionate? I would recommend a good healthy dose of self-honoring, self-celebration and self-love. After all, you chose to be here, to experience all you could and that means success too. Life is certainly a process and I intend to enjoy the ride!
Here’s to our Success!
In Lighten Wellness