Unleashing the Power of Now
One of the worst things that you could ever do to yourself is to constantly say “not yet.” Even if you don’t say those words, you may unconsciously be doing so.
If you think of it, have you ever said you were going to do something, perhaps with conviction, but then you hesitate and don’t follow through. Or, you start but not finish saying you will do it later. “I’ll call to schedule a meeting” “I’ll write that blog post” “I’ll update my business plan” But you don’t.
Essentially, you are saying ‘not yet.’ It can be a recipe for disaster to getting things done. Ironically, the higher the stakes the more ‘not yet’ can come through. I see this all the time in business owners who are struggling to either start or to grow their business and struggle but don’t realize the number of times ‘not yet’ is being said.
It’s not like you don’t know the answer. It’s not like you’re not frustrated with where you are. Those things are pretty obvious. You know that there is a better alternative and that you are capable of so much more, and that you are living far below your fullest potential.
We know all of that but we keep coming up with the same answer – “not yet.”
The reason for this, of course, is a simple case of fear. Make no mistake, as frustrated and as unhappy as you may be with certain areas of your life, when it comes to actually doing something about it, you get cold feet. I really can’t blame you because you are like the majority of people out there.
There are so many out there who are b&*ching, moaning, and complaining day in and day out about what’s wrong with their life. They focus on what’s missing, what’s inadequate, or to external factors for why they are not moving forward. They focus on what they don’t want and not on what they do. They go on and on and on.
In fact, it’s very easy to walk away with the conclusion that these people have figured out the problem because they have described it so clearly on a day-to-day basis but what’s going on? What really is happening? They’re complaining but they’re refusing to lift a finger to do anything about their situation because they are stuck and they are happy about it.
I know if you were to say that to these people, they’ll probably try to slap the taste out of your mouth. They really would. They would say to you, “How can you say that I’m happy not making money in my business? How can you say with a straight face that I’m happy in this worthless job that I have? This is actually hell.
They can tell you that but you just only need to look at how they’re living their lives and you can quickly get the fact that as unacceptable as their situation may be to them, at some level or other, they have accepted it. They’d rather choose the hell that they know than the potential hell they might find themselves in later on if they make the wrong move. They’re paralyzed of making the wrong choice. That’s really what’s going on.
Until people realize that they are held hostage by their obsession about past mistakes, as well as their unrealistic worries about a future that has yet to happen, nothing’s going to change. They’re always going to remain stuck in neutral. Try as hard as they might, they end up in the same place.
As we like to live in safety, moving out of that safety – even if it is something we truly want – will put us in fight-or-flight mode and wanting to go back to the safety we’ve been living in. Change does that, no matter how big or small.
But, what if I told you that you can unleash the power of your ability to look at the present moment and be at the present moment to get out of that situation? What if I told you that by simply focusing on the present as it exists now, you can lay the groundwork for a better tomorrow for your and your business; heck, any area of your life where you feel ‘stuck.’
Please understand that none of this is easy. It’s hard precisely because it’s going to require you to change your mindset. Let me tell you, the hardest thing people can go through is not necessarily going through a major ordeal – you have already survived. It’s the mental change that is the problem, and the resulting emotion that persists.
We remember the pain of past situations which is what we try to avoid: remember getting yelled at for not getting a good grade or for showing up late?; remember being laughed at when you fell or wore something that others found odd?; remember an expectation that didn’t get fulfilled?; remember blaming yourself for a situation rather than the person who was the violator?
All of these lie dormant in our unconscious brain waiting to come out; the pain we felt back then will result. It’s easier to stay in the safety we know rather than move to what we don’t. We know how to cope and adapt to dealing with not taking action but not what is on the other side, or may not know how to adapt to success.
You have to ask yourself when enough is enough; when you are no longer satisfied with the state you’re in and when you will do something about it. The time and the power is NOW. It comes down to making the decision to power NOW and take action; just this simple step will override the fear that may come.
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