When opportunity knocks on your door – what happens for you?
If it’s something you’ve been wanting, you may feel an urge to “woohoo!” I know I do!
But what if it’s an opportunity that feels so fantastic it feels beyond your reach? What happens then? When you feel the stretch, do you feel butterflies stirring in your stomach? The dreaded inner gremlin telling you, you don’t deserve? A sense of mixed emotion like a tug of war – of wanting but not wanting to fail? To look stupid or to make a mistake?
Sometimes that old feeling of not feeling quite good enough, or not deserving enough can creep into your thinking and you have to stop in your tracks and ask yourself what is really going on. Do you do that too? Sometimes it maybe money; the opportunity is there but money isn’t? You attract what you focus on – not having enough, means you stay in lack. When you step up and show up – you grow. When you embrace opportunity, more opportunities show up and this often includes the money you desire and so on. ”If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.”
What is fear anyway? A negative emotion, False Evidence Appearing Real? How real is it? What I know is, that often it skips along in our minds with the inner gremlin. It keeps you small, keeps you shrinking, fitting in, and dabbling around the edges of your greatness.
Does it make you shut out the opportunity? Or welcome it with open arms?
So, who would you or I be without fear? How much more could you achieve? How much more could you become? Enjoy? Share? What could taking the the big leap mean to you? What if you didn’t fail but spectacularly rose to the top? When we focus on what we want – or what we don’t want, we get it – so when opportunity strikes, grab it, go for it, celebrate it and GROW!
2011 has been a massive year of growth personally for me, how about you? This year, I’ve been leaping out of my comfort zone, stepping up and achieving so many of my own desires and dreams. I’ve also had my fair share of knock backs too and I’ve got back up again and brushed myself down. Those lessons have been hugely valuable for me, lessons to do things differently so I’ll get different results next time. Now, when I feel the butterflies of fear creeping in when I’m presented with an opportunity, I remind myself this is just excitement and go for it! There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. You’re worth it, right? Make this lifetime the BEST it can be! Why wouldn’t you?
Love and sunshine