Ever notice that when you focus on achieving a goal, you focus on all the things that you haven’t done yet, what you haven’t achieved yet, what you don’t have yet… All the things that create dissatisfaction, pressure, stress, and bummer feelings and energy?
What’s up with that?
We never celebrate our baby steps towards the goal, the daily tasks that we accomplished that are taking us ever closer and closer.
No. We just focus on our shortcomings and limitations.
I had a real eye opener the other day and I had to chuckle.
For years I have been working on building my abundance consciousness, my wealth awareness. Years of studies, lots of energy healing work, hours upon hours of visualization and affirmations. Always focused on trying to live with wealth consciousness.
The other day I was reading Deepak Chopra’s “Creating Affluence- The A-Z Steps to a Richer Life” and read his definition of Wealth Consciousness…it’s a mindset that involves seeing life, “not as a struggle but as an adventure where our needs are met with grace and ease”. It’s living with gratitude, seeing beauty in all things, and having an open heart in every situation. It’s really knowing that all that we need is available to us at all times, in all situations.
Holy sh*t! It suddenly dawned on me that I had arrived, for most of my time these days I am resonating in that place…but I hadn’t acknowledged it…the quest had been such a part of my life for so long that I had overlooked the fact that I had arrived. (so to speak – since “arriving” is all relative)
I just want to remind all of us to sit in gratitude at the end of each day and celebrate all the baby steps we’ve taken, all the little and big accomplishments we’ve done and focus on what we do have…the people, the love, the health, the money, the roof over our heads…Pat yourself on the back for a change instead of cracking the whip.
As for your mindset? Act as if you have arrived…no-one knows whether you have or not. We can’t get there unless we believe in ourselves and feel that we are already there! And then you wake up one day and you have a “Holy Sh*t ! I’ve arrived” moment like I did the other day.