Authentic soul

It's Just Easier than Actually Trying

Why does it take so long for us to trust ourselves?

We have no problem trusting other people.

Using their opinions as our own.

Listening to what they have to say, and putting more weight on it than our own thoughts.

Believing in the doubts.

Piling them on top of our own - amplifying the likelihood of us failing. 

Why do we let other people influence our thoughts?

Our feelings?

Our actions?

Our outcome?

Our future?

Photo by  Ben White  

Photo by Ben White 

Pretty simply, because it's just easier than actually trying.

It's easier to play small, than to put ourselves out there.

It's easier to stay quiet, than to rise up and voice our true thoughts.

It's easier to sit inside our comfort zone, than to step outside the box - and risk being seen.

But really... is it easier?

All the frustration of knowing we're meant for more.

All the missed opportunities from not speaking up.

All the happiness passing us by because we've chosen to settle for less than we deserve.

Is it actually easier?

Because I know when I was going through all that shit...

I felt lost.

I felt confused.

I felt overwhelmed.

At least, that's what I let myself believe at the time.

Until I realized that everything I needed to know was already inside me.

**Insert eye roll here**

No really, it actually is.

I used to roll my eyes at that statement too.

But then I decided to test this theory out.

I figured, what's the worst that could happen, if I started to actually listen to myself?

To tune in to what I wanted for me.

Not for anyone else.

I asked myself, what would my ideal day look like?

What would I see, hear, smell, taste, touch?

I painted a picture of that perfect day.

And it felt like I was actually standing right there, in the middle of it.

It was so vivid.

It was so obvious.

But we often don't let ourselves dream like that.

Usually, we put a limit on our thoughts.

We break them down by our perceived version of reality.

But there's no reason why you can't actually live the life you're dreaming of for yourself.

It all comes down to how bad you want it.

What are you willing to do to make it happen for yourself?

How many times are you willing to get up after you fall?

What kind of risks are you willing to take, to reap your reward?

How many excuses are you willing to overcome?

How resourceful are you willing to get?

The truth is...

Everything you need to know really is inside you.

Right now.

And you already have the means to create that life you're dreaming of.

You just have to take one bold action at a time.

And actually try.

Not that half-assed I-gave-up-the first-time-it-didn't-work try.

The real try.

The try where you know you're going to face challenges.

And you know you'll overcome them.

The try where it's a non-negotiable to make it fucking happen.

And start building the life you deserve.

Because when it comes down to it...

It's not just easier than actually trying.

Trying actually just gets easier. 

 

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The Power of Suggestion

Today I stood in front of the mirror.

Completely naked.

I looked at myself.

I slightly twisted my body to pose in positions that smoothed out those places that had a little extra "padding".

And I was okay with my body.

In fact, I actually smiled.

I found this quite interesting.

Because yesterday morning, I had looked at my body and been disappointed about those areas that weren't shaped exactly how I wanted them to be.

Yesterday, I was fearful about going to a friend's cottage next weekend, because I thought about being in a bathing suit and looking "gross".

Yesterday, I had slightly twisted my body into positions that smoothed out those places that had a little extra padding too.

But instead of smiling, like I did this morning...

Yesterday, I had actually said "ugh" out loud.

Yesterday, I had turned away from the mirror in shame.

So, what the hell happened in just 24 hours that caused such a difference - to create two opposite reactions?

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Photo by freestocks.org 

The power of suggestion.

Yesterday afternoon, I had a session with my coach, Tina Mai, and to my surprise, part of my homework was to look in the mirror and appreciate my body, and all it does for me.

And to pose in positions of how I want my future self to look.

Not gonna lie, it kinda blew my mind that I had randomly done mirror work yesterday morning, because it was before Tina had even assigned the task to me.

And while yes, yesterday I had chosen to focus on the negative parts of my body, none the less, I had studied it in the mirror - which is something I rarely do.

So this morning, I took her suggestion to heart.

I looked in the mirror and instead of seeing my "faults"...

Today, I saw a stomach that somehow looked flatter.

Today, I saw that my "back fat" wasn't actually as bad as I had thought it was yesterday.

Today, I saw poised shoulders.

Today, I saw my beautiful tattoos.

Today, I saw hips that curved and added shape to my body.

Today, I saw two strong legs that support me every day.

(Sidenote: I had recently listened to a podcast where a woman talked about losing both her legs to a random infection, so I appreciated my legs even more this morning.)

And the trick of this assignment is that...

It's a bit of a mind fuck.

Because after I took in all the amazingness of my body - and felt appreciation for it carrying me through life, day in and day out...

I spent almost zero time slightly twisting my body into what I want it to look like in the future.

I smiled at my reflection in the mirror almost immediately after doing a few quick poses.

All I felt was love.

Not disappointment.

Not fear.

Not being gross.

Not saying "ugh".

Not feeling shame.

I was content with my body.

I was okay with the shell my soul lives in.

And while I still have goals to make myself healthier...

They're now coming from a place of love.

They're coming from a place of gratitude for what I already have.

And a desire to consistently enhance the badassery of me.

Mind. Body. Soul.

All this, from a simple homework assignment from my coach.

So I offer you the opportunity to look in the mirror.

And appreciate what you see.

Look for the beauty.

And feel love.

The power of suggestion...

What an amazing mindset shift.

 

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