“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson
Years ago I heard a great statement by Seth Godin in relation to the dawning of a new year where he said: “You don't need a new plan for the year, you need a commitment.”
How true. Before you make a plan, make sure that you’re committed to what you plan to do.
Also, at the same time, make sure that you’re committed to changing course and being flexible to where the path takes you vs. feeling as if you need to control each step because it’s part of your “plan”.
We all know at a certain level that planning has value – but knowing exactly how things will unfold is impossible.
More importantly, a plan is valuable only after you’ve committed to achieving the goal.
Therefore the question really is: How do you know what it is that you’re committed to? And how do you know if you’re really committed to the “right things”
The Truth is: your commitments show through your actions. You commit to your choices by what you do, not what you say.
And even though you may say that you want something to happen, your commitment will show through the actions you take or the actions that you don’t take.
It’s a simple concept to think about - but not an easy concept to understand.
The challenging part of the equation is when you know what it is that you want to experience and/or have happen - yet you continually take actions that go against that goal.
To help you explore how-to become more self-aware of why you may have a tendency betray yourself from having what we really want, consider this:
Knowing what you really want and what you feel worthy of receiving are two completely different things.
It is one thing to document your dreams,but it's another task all together to uncover why you may not stick with your goals and do what you say you’re going to do.
If there is something that you want but you can’t seem to move forward – or it just isn’t showing up – it always boils down to a self-worth issue.
And this isn’t a self-worth issue in the sense that you’re not worthy of receiving it because you aren’t “ready yet”. It’s a self-worth issue in the sense that you’re not aware of how worthy you already are.
The habit of self-betrayal is feeling as if you need to add things onto yourself in order to feel more worthy.
The Truth is: you are worthy now. Nothing needs to be added on in order to give what you desire.
Yet, a part of you tells you that you need to add things to make yourself appear more worthy – more impressive – more acceptable.
Therefore, the goal is to stick with the goal of accepting and loving yourself now – without feeling as if you need to add more onto you in order to be deemed acceptable by others.
A worthy goal for sure – and one in which you can master – will
You have what it takes. You’re ready now. Accept it and be free!