We’ve all heard the phrase, “whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right”. I love this phrase as a reminder, but I get it’s not always easy to “think you can”.
One of my favorite “hacks” (I use this term to be hip…and I say “hip” to not sound hip) is this – I play “what if” in a fun way, as opposed to ruminating on “what if” in a fearful way. Instead of thinking “what if I fail, what if I can’t find a home I love, what if my work doesn’t earn me enough, what if no one cares what I have to say, what if they say no…”; I’ll say (out loud) “what if I thrive, what if I find the most beautiful home, what if I make more money than I expected, what if even one person is impacted by what I have to say, what if they say a big resounding YES”.
Suddenly I’m lighter, more confident, more grateful, more joyful, more generous, more expectant, more actively surrendered, more inspired to take action, more all-the-good-things. I encourage you to try it today with just one thing you’ve been fearfully holding on to. What if it worked out better than you could have imagined?
– With love, P