"Where you now stand is a result of thoughts and feelings that you have offered before, but where you are going is a result of your perspective of where you now stand." 
~Esther Hicks
Sunday, 28 April 2013 18:41

Prove your Doubts Wrong

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I had the great pleasure of witnessing someone rise to the challenge of finally deciding to prove her doubts wrong. There's been a business she's wanted to do for some time now and had put off for years; over ten years!

She had been overcome with so much doubt that it she packed up her dreams and put it in a box;  literally and figuratively. The crazy thing was that she had always had a nagging feeling to pick it up again, but then doubt would surface and back in the box went the dream. However an incident occurred, that hit her like a brick in the head this past week that lit a fire in her to finally take action. It reminded me of Oprah's quote above that life whispers our dreams to us.

I wrote about this in a previous post and felt called to re-visit this. We often hear intuitive whispers, however we often push them away, or sometimes we are too busy living someone else's dream that we miss the whispers completely. When we continue to ignore the whispers, we then get a nudge. Have you ever felt that? For me it's come at a time when I heard a speaker that moved my spirits. Someone who so inspired me to be a better version of myself that I said to myself, "I want to do that and inspire others." Some people still continue to ignore the nudges and that's when we get the brick in the head! If we still do not heed to the message, the bricks come crumbling down and we are forced to listen and make a change.

There are those that feel stuck in their careers with hopes of doing something more with their lives. However, they give in to the expectations of having a career and living the "normal" life. Now if you are in a career that you love and is aligned to your goals and visions; that is AMAZING! Keep going! Unfortunately, this is typically a very small minority. People often feel dissatisfied in their career, but never really know what they were meant to do. However, I believe that we are always guided to and shown our purpose and calling. Have you seen someone doing something that excites you and you get that nervous and exciting ache in your stomach? Or have you watched someone do something that you think, "Wow that is fantastic! I want to do that!" Listen to the guidance and your feelings. Joseph Campbell said "Follow your bliss." This is a great indication of what you should be doing. Now just because it says bliss does not mean that you will not come across resistance and hard work along the way, because let me tell you, you will. You will start following your heart and then your current programming and conditioning surfaces and you get that uncomfortable feeling that appears when we start stretching past our comfort zone. This is when the majority of us give up on our goals and retreat back to what we are familiar with. Even though we so desperately want change and our current situation may be causing us pain and dissatisfaction, we give up and stay in our comfort zone because it is familiar and less scary.

The beautiful thing that I have come to learn is that once you face your doubts and move towards your goals, you end up proving it wrong. The power it had on you literally diminishes! Just like your fears, you are able to overcome it and move past the barrier and become stronger as a result. Once you do this once, you are able to do it over and over again. Before you know it, you would have conquered your fears and doubts, achieved your goals and ready for the next!

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