Are You Finally Fed Up With Being Fed Up?
by Kelley Kosow from the Nov. 3rd, 2015 newsletter
The past few weeks I have had the privilege of working with two men who are known to be experts in their field. Both are
known to "say it like they see it." Although their messaging and manner might not resonate with everyone, they did
with me. In fact, listening to both men speak actually brought a big smile to my face since it was like being in a room with
the male counterpart of Debbie Ford! Even though each man spoke about a different aspect of business, they both spoke about
excellence and the need to do something radically different if you want to achieve radically different results.
Week after week I hear stories from people who just can't seem to get out of their own way. They are still talking
about the same twenty pounds, caught in the same cash crisis, trying to find their passion, and searching for their soulmate.
Although often their explanation, spiritual conversation, or overall bravado seems to have changed or been upgraded, what
they are experiencing in their external world has not! Underneath whatever they might be saying lies their story of limitation,
excuses, disappointment, regret, and wishful thinking laced with resignation. Unfortunately they have lost trust in themselves
and the benevolence of the Universe. They have forgotten what Glinda said to Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, "You had the
power all along."
We all have the power inside us to create more passionately, to love more
deeply, to experience our everyday life more joyfully, and to reach our full potential. We just need to get to that point
of being fed up with being fed up. Most people say that pain is the great motivator for transformation, and that is true.
Yet for me, the other great motivator that can catapult you from inertia to action and from stagnation to stupendousness is
the intolerance of your own mediocrity! When you can no longer tolerate your own excuses, patterns of paralysis and procrastination,
or days (or decades) of drama, change can happen. When you are finally willing to be straight with yourself and admit that
you're settling for mediocre results, that you're cooperating with the part of you that tells you to play small, be safe,
and sell out, you've taken the first step to creating a new future.
Turning the tide of mediocrity
isn't a matter of stamping out fear and self-sabotage. It's a matter of reconnection. Rather than referring to the same old
manual, referencing your limiting beliefs and behaviors for how to endlessly struggle to fix what isn't working, it is time
to connect to your higher self who knows exactly how to make your life a magical wonderland. This is the part of you that
hungers to live life with an unapologetic aliveness and wants to contribute your remarkable gifts to this world. It knows
exactly how to satisfy your needs and give you "the more" that you are looking for. The only way for you to reconnect
is to defy gravity - to defy the gravitational pull of your past and gather up the fuel you need to launch yourself into a
new level of consciousness. It is time to declare your freedom from the limits of your past and to finally manifest and sustain
the change you desire.
Transformational Action Steps
(1) Look around your life. What are the areas and situations that you keep talking about changing? Where are you
playing small, stuck or achieving mediocre results?
(2) Note how many years you have been
promising yourself that things would change. What are the costs of not taking those areas on and achieving what you desire?
(3) Tune into your voice of intolerance and hear what it tells you to do in each of these areas
or situations. Is there an action you need to take, a commitment you need to make, or a structure you need to put in place
to support you in achieving a new result?