Does it ever feel like you're stuck?
Can you relate to feeling like you just can't get ahead?
Uhh... who HASN'T felt that way at some point?!
Well, today I'm taking a coaching lesson from my 1 year old daughter, Sonoma.
Because in this picture, she's literally stuck.
Stuck in a foam pit.
It would be so easy for her to get discouraged.
Think things like:
"I'm stuck here."
"I've never gotten out before."
"No-one's ever done it."
"I'll never be able to do it."
"It's too hard."
"I'm not good enough/strong enough/old enough."
"Why won't anyone help me?"
Ok, now be honest: have you EVER thought any of those thoughts above?
Have you ever thought:
“I’ve never done it before so I don’t know if I can.”
“I’m not good enough.”
“I don’t know how I’d ever do it.”
You’re not alone.
BUT those thoughts will NOT serve you as you work towards your goals.
You set your goals because there is something you want.
You want to create financial stability and freedom.
You want to live in your dream city.
You want to feel strong and healthy.
You set goals because there’s something in your life you want more of.
You want more date nights with your sexy partner.
You want more sunset patio drinks with great friends.
You want more time to explore the world.
You set goals because there’s something you want to change, or create to make your life even more amazing.
You’re so over cleaning your house instead of playing with your kids.
You’re done playing small and ready to be a leader in your community.
You’re ready to take the promotion, and your business to the next level.
And to get those goals, you’re going to have to get unstuck.
Alright, back to Sonoma for just a second and check out that cute face again for maximum effect.
Instead of getting frustrated, or staying stuck, here's what her face tells me:
"Woah, this is fun!"
"I just fell and it didn't even hurt."
"I can't hurt myself or fall in here."
"I wonder what will happen if I try......"
"Look, mom, I’ve got this figured out!"
"What a fun challenge!"
"I'm doing it!"
Ok, I definitely took some liberties with some of those, but you can tell from her face that I'm not far off.
So.... what happens between childhood when possibility is endless.... and adulthood where it feels like the struggle is real?
I don't know the answer to that, but I do know this:
In childhood, you conquer new things, ALL the time.
You learn to crawl. Touch your face.
Sing the alphabet.
Do math. Read. Apologize.
Dance. Run. Play basketball.
And you can do all those things in just a few short years.
So tell me again... WHY can't you do what YOU want?
Why can't you write your book?
Why can't you learn Italian?
Why can't you find a way to hire a cleaner?
Why can't you create beautiful art?
Why can’t you retire your husband and travel the world?
…. That’s what I thought.
There's NO reason why not.
Here's what I know for sure:
We can ALL learn from a child's mindset and world of possibility.
Today, I want you to take on a new mindset.... and keep it.
That place you're stuck?
Say it with me:
"OOh, this is a fun challenge."
"I can totally do this."
"I learned math - THIS is way more fun!"
Even if you're stuck in a foam pit like Sonoma, look at the world like she does:
Full of infinite possibility and the ability for you to get whatever it is your heart desires!
Today - RIGHT NOW - choose ONE new empowering phrase to describe your situation.
And adopt it.
Write it on a sticky note and put it on your desktop, or your mirror to see every day.
Find a song with those lyrics in it and play it.
Remember a reason why YOU’RE AWESOME and put a picture that reminds you of that as your phone background.
Hang out with kids and watch how they see EVERYTHING as possible and take on that attitude.
Get yourself out of that foam pit, get yourself unstuck and go get those dreams!
See, my friend, there's no reason why you can't move forward with whatever it is you want. Tonight, around 8:30pm PST, I'll be going live and I want to see you.
Let me know where you're stuck and I'll be there to support you and help you take two steps forward (and maybe only one step back, because it's life!).
See you tonight!