Thursday, October 15, 2009
Your True Potential
Are you aware that at this very moment there is tremendous potential living inside of you?
Did you know that the reason that you are not living to your fullest potential in this moment is because of a fear that keeps you from fulfilling your desires?
Think about one desire that you have right now in this moment. I'll wait.......
Now think about the one reason that is keeping you from obtaining that goal....... I'll wait again.....
Now identify which of the 6 basic fears the reason relates to:
a) a fear of criticism
b) a fear of ill health
c) a fear of loss of love of someone
d) a fear of poverty
e) a fear of old age
f) a fear of death
You now hold the answer to why your dreams are not being fulfilled. You now hold the key to changing your life around one dream at a time.
What does this feel like to you? Is it empowering? Does it bring up more fear? If so, go back to the beginning of the exercise and start again with this new feeling. Maybe you feel like now that you are aware of what is holding you back you can now make steps towards obtaining your goal?
I realized through this exercise that my fear of criticism is responsible for a minimum of 80% of the mistakes I have made in my life thus far. 80 whopping percent!
Mistakes like not taking a risk when I had the opportunity, not sharing my opinion at a time where my opinion could've changed events, resentment of not enjoying the time when my children were very young, past obsessions with housework, cleanliness, etc.
All of these things (and more) come from my fear of being criticized.
I recognize now that every time I have an idea or desire to do something "different", I get frozen in my tracks. No progress is made because I simply am too afraid that someone will criticize me.
I want you to experience the amazing feeling that you get when you finally realize the one thing that has been holding you back all this time. It's like looking at the world from a whole new perspective, now everytime I do, think or say something negative or limiting I can immediately recognize what fear that thought, word or action is attached to.
I did it just last night, no sooner had the words come out of my mouth when I realized what I had said and what exactly I was putting out to the Universe in that moment. And let me tell you it was not favourable!
This is extremely empowering! When you become aware you single handedly take the power away from your fear and turn it into an opportunity for change and improvement and ultimately success!
I encourage you all to take some time, write out some mistakes you feel you have made in your life, whether it's the color of the paint on your walls to feeling like you married the wrong person, write it down! Then grade the mistakes with the above listed 6 basic fears and see how you do.
I would love to hear from you once you have finished this exercise. It may be the single most important thing that you do in your day! The insight that you gather about yourself, your life, your current and past circumstances is deepened with this exercise.
One step at a time we can break free from the chains of fear and limitation and awaken our true potential within!