Is there a problem in your life? Something big or annoying, that you've been wishing and praying would disappear from your life ASAP?
Maybe you've been thinking:
•If only I were more self-confident then I could really market my work....
•If only I had more money then I could get the training or support I need...
•If only the world understood the value of what I have to offer, so I wouldn't need to market it...
We often hope those kinds of obstacles would just disappear.
Here's a news flash: The miracle is waiting for you now! And it's just on the flip side of the obstacle!
How can THAT be?
It's because the obstacle and the miracle are intimately bound together, like the front and back of a coin.
To reach the miracle, you have to go THROUGH the obstacle. If the obstacle magically disappeared, which is most often what we hope for, so would the miracle.
You can move through the obstacle and find the miracle you so want by creating a change in your perception.
Ask yourself: What is the lesson contained in this situation? What do I need to learn?
Notice how different that is from asking yourself: What is some new way that can I avoid thinking about or feeling this?
Another aid to helping you shift your perception is to stop complaining about your obstacle, to yourself or to others. You no longer have permission to spend time worrying about it.
Once you have a new way of looking at the situation, you're now in a position to actually take some action.
•Who do I need to be, in order to handle this situation?
•What capabilities do I need?
•What actions make sense to take now?
If you're in a helping profession, I also recommend applying the same tools you use with your clients to yourself. Sometimes, we intellectually believe we KNOW what we're teaching, and we lose touch with actually DOING what we're teaching. What you are teaching others is most likely what will heal you.
The gift you gain from this work, the miracle you receive, is a change in yourself: in your perceptions and in your abilities. The world may not change, but you certainly can.
Your change is what's going to bring even more of the bigger, more authentic you into this world. And you can then in turn bring more of your passionate purpose into the world and connect with even more people.
So the next time you find yourself hoping someone or something would disappear, look at that situation as an opportunity, an opportunity for you to create the miracle you need right then.
Remember, there is one path to the miracle, and it's straight into and through the obstacle.
CALL TO ACTION
Do you have an obstacle you've been asking the universe or a higher power to remove? If so, I recommend that you:
1.Ask yourself: "What lesson is contained within this for me to learn?"
2.Shift your thinking from "This is a problem" to "Here is my big opportunity."
3.If you're in a helping profession, apply your OWN tools to your issue.
Marcy Stahl’s passion is helping women direct sellers and solopreneurs achieve the successful lifestyle they want. She knows that the top entrepreneurs have the top mindsets. Her mission is to help every entrepreneur develop a profitable and abundant mindset.
Marcy is a serial entrepreneur. Previously, she co-founded and managed a government contracting firm that earned over $1M in annual revenues. She holds a B.S. with honors and M.S. in Computer Science from George Mason University. Prior to coaching, she spent 21 years in the corporate world in technology.
She is the co-author of Direct Selling Power. Marcy is an Area Chapter Coordinator with the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance (DSWA) and a member of the Direct Selling Women’s Speaker Bureau. She’s currently in coaching school for direct sellers.