You may read the title of this post and wonder what in the world I mean, and that would make for a well thought out headline. After all, the purpose of a well-written headline is to get the reader to read what’s below. But what if there was really much more to it than that?
We go through our busy lives, often on cruise control or autopilot, and at the end of the day or the end of the week, we may not remember much of what happened and little about what really mattered. Has that ever happened to you? What if we could change that without effort, by simply deciding to do so? What if, as soon as the day following reading this post, or even immediately, from the very next moment, you lived your life more consciously, more aware, and more grateful? Would that make a difference?
How many times in your life have you looked back and wondered, “What if…..?” Usually when we do that, we are feeling a bit sad or guilty or somehow regretful, which is not healthy or helpful going forward. I’m not saying it isn’t good to determine what we can do better or differently, but I am saying that feeling guilty or regretful simply keeps us stuck in the past rather than helping us move forward. So what happens when you don’t know what to do better or differently or how to reach your goals or to be happier?
What would you do if you did know? What would you do if you did know how to be happier, how to reach your next goal? You see, I believe that you actually do know, because you have an innate ability to tap into the many resources in and around you, and the only thing that holds you back is the fear of not knowing, or of making a mistake, or perhaps as or more likely, the fear of getting exactly what it is you want, i.e., the fear of success.
So the next time you are thinking about how you can change your life and your internal voice keeps saying you don’t know what to do, ask yourself, “What would I do if I did know?” I can just see you now, getting a smile on your face as the answer hits you and you immediately begin to put the answer into action. And then the ball just starts rolling, and rolling…. How cool is that?