I’ve started regularly doing a self-coaching, journaling practice, and it’s massively changing my life.
I consider what I want in life that I don’t have, asking myself why I don’t have it.
Then I answer simply, using “because” as the first word in the answer.
For example, I asked myself, “Why am I not thin?”
“Because,” I wrote, “I keep overeating and not sticking to the plan.”
Seriously this process is changing my life. It might be the most important spiritual practice I’ve ever used.
I’ve also started using it with my clients, and for some of them (not all), it works incredibly well.
The insight I just gained by asking myself “Why am I not thin” is that I am playing too small in life.
While I continue to seek failure in my business and life as a way to let go of the fear of failure as well as do other things that seem crazy in order to grow spiritually, I could do so much more.
I also realized that my playing too small is just a symptom of a greater challenge, one I never thought affected me…
The fear of success.
As I finished my “why don’t I have what I want” journaling practice, I suddenly received an intuitive thought…
Find that Marianne Williamson quote.
Here it is, and it’s my Truth:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
I am also newly committed to becoming a world-class life coach.
And as such, my first step is putting my commitment out into the world.
So here goes…
I AM BECOMING A WORLD-CLASS COACH.
IT IS DONE.
I AM A POWERFUL CREATOR, FEARLESS LEADER, AND I NO LONGER ALLOW WHAT I THINK OTHERS WILL THINK ABOUT ME - TO KEEP ME FROM BECOMING WHO I AM DESTINED TO BECOME.
I NO LONGER GIVE A FLYING FUCK.
I AM AN ACTION-TAKER, AND I TAKE ACTION NO MATTER WHAT.
I AM ALSO A REBEL, WHICH MEANS I HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD NO MATTER WHAT.
I MAINTAIN SINGULAR FOCUS ON THIS NEWLY COMMITTED LIFE PURPOSE AND DESTINY OF MINE, AND THAT MEANS I STOP ALLOWING MY MIND TO DISTRACT ME AND TO CONVINCE ME TO GO HERE OR GO THERE OR TAKE THAT TRIP OR SIGN UP FOR THAT EVENT.
I STICK THE PLAN.
I KEEP GOING, AND I KEEP GROWING.
WORLD-CLASS COACH. TOP OF THE BUSINESS. CREATOR OF MIRACLES. LOVER OF PEOPLE. AND RELENTLESS SERVANT.
IT IS DONE.