We all want new beginnings. That chance to create something new and wonderful.
But we are reluctant to let go of what we currently have, even if it's not to our liking. Even if it's painful. Even if it seems to be robbing us of joy. Even if it stifles our freedom and creativity.
We want a better relationship, but we refuse to dissolve the current one. We tell ourselves that once we find someone new, then we’ll dissolve the current one. We want to grow our business, but we refuse to spend money on marketing or employees or sales training until our business grows first. We want to make money doing something we love, but we find a million excuses why it can’t be done so we continue as we are.
Does that sound familiar?
“There’s a power that lives in the space ‘between,’ that subtle instant when something ends and what follows next hasn’t yet begun. From the birth and death of galaxies, to the beginning and ending of careers and relationships, and even in the simplicity of breathing in and out, creation is the story of beginnings and endings: cycles that start and stop, expand and contract, live and die. Regardless of the scale, between the ‘end’ and the ‘beginning,’ there exists a moment in time when neither one has fully happened. That moment is where magic and miracles come from! In the instant of between, all possibilities exist and none have been chosen.” ~ Gregg Braden, Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer
There may be power in the space between an ending and a beginning and that space may also be where magic and miracles happen, but we don’t want to be uncomfortable. We want guarantees! (at least many of us do)
Stepping into the unknown and facing our fears won’t kill us.
When we first learned to ride a bicycle or drive a car, we were probably nervous and afraid. But we pushed through that fear and now these activities are second nature to us. When we first started our job, we didn’t know what to expect or if we even had the right skills and we may have been nervous and afraid. But we showed up day after day and gained skills, confidence, and expertise.
So, why do we continue to claim that we are too afraid to end something that we know needs to ‘die’ in our life instead of starting something new?
Our mind plays tricks on us. We live in the world of ‘what if’: What if I make a mistake? What if I make a wrong decision? What if I’m not successful? What if people get mad at me? What if I’m rejected? What if my family doesn’t like it? And the ‘what if?’ list goes on and on.
Few of us ask what if it does work as expected or what if this makes me so happy or what if this is what I was born to do or what if I deserve this?
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I had to make my own ‘hard and scary’ decision this week on what needed to end so I could have a chance at a new beginning. Was I nervous and afraid? You bet. Was I worried about what people would think of me? Yes. Did I feel like I didn’t want to disappoint anyone or let anyone down? Absolutely! Was I shaking in my ‘high heels?’ For sure.
But once the decision was made, I felt calm and free.
Here’s another ‘what if’ question. What if once the decision and commitment is made, magic and miracles happen. Watch this clip from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
CALL TO ACTION: In the next 24 – 48 hours
It’s time to say ‘yes’ to the success that you are.
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Janet Kingsley helps people believe in their own potential and transform their dreams into fulfilling, inspired, and prosperous realities.
She serves business owners and helps them make a bigger impact by reconnecting with their vision and passion and double, triple, or 10X their business without selling their soul or losing their mind.
Janet Kingsley is an effective 'Belief Change Expert' who helps clients transform frustration to focus, confusion to clarity, and self-doubt to self-confidence.