Can I get a little personal with you?
I’m gonna tell you a personal story, but at the end it’s going to be all about you.
We had a snowstorm overnight here in Connecticut. Nothing big. About six inches of light fluffy stuff.
The kind of snow where if I were in my 20’s or even 30’s, I wouldn’t have thought twice about grabbing a shovel and taking care of business.
And even knocking on the door of 50, I’m in good enough shape to do the driveway, except for one thing…
I have a chronic tear in my lower abdominals. The kind where if I overdo it, I’m flat on my back in incredible pain.
And wrong moves, like moving heavy snow can make it happen.
(That’s one of the reasons why I’ve made a commitment to TaijiZen, but that’s a story for another time.)
Anyway, I bundled up warm, went outside, grabbed the shovel and went to town on the long driveway.
The driveway itself was pretty easy.
It was the packed snow at the end of the driveway, where the passing snow plow deposited it, that was the problem.
I felt the twinge in my stomach, knowing that if I wasn’t really careful, something bad was going to
Here’s The Mistake…
There is no need for me to shovel my driveway.
There’s a guy named Big Don, who is one of the local guys with a plow on his pickup truck. He bailed us
out last year during the record breaking February storm.
(CLICK HERE if you want to see the video.)
And financially we have no problem hiring someone to do the job for us.
But I didn’t see Big Don and his truck. And I didn’t have his phone number.
Right at that moment, I had two choices…
1. Do the same old thing the same old way I’ve always done it, and possibly get badly hurt in the process (which interferes with everything else I want to do).
2. STOP. Find a new rhythm, a new way of doing things, a new pattern. Trust the solution would come to me, because
I was calling out to it.
I took Choice Number Two.
I stopped. I stood in the driveway, breathed slowly and deeply.
I realized I am unlimited, and what I am looking for is also looking for me.
It’s just a matter of lining up my energy, that making the commitment and doing the work when it shows up.
Within two minutes I saw the truck turn the corner onto our street.
I saw the long beard on the driver as it got closer.
I saw Big Don.
He stopped at my neighbor’s house and got busy on their driveway.
I flagged him down.
I asked him if he wanted another customer.
We closed the deal.
Now…let’s talk about you.
Everything you want – but don’t have yet – is on the other side of your fear.
Of the patterns that hold you back.
Of your unwillingness to be nicer…to yourself.
Of your unwillingness to compassionately kick your own ass when necessary.
Did you make a New Years Resolution?
Are you like the majority of people who have slipped back into their old patterns?
Who have given up on the improvement, or are about to?
Yeah, it’s January 3. About half are gone already.
Another 45% or so will be gone over the next two weeks.
I want you to feel proud of yourself.
I want you to stop making decision from a place of pain and fear.
I want you to live in partnership with a life force that loves you…
And puts people in your life that support you, not judge you.
And where you can do the same.
The first step: Stop what you’re doing.
P.S. If I can help you on the journey, let me know. I created options for people who want to go big and go fast…or start slow (and inexpensive) and work their way up. CLICK HERE to check them out.
How are you doing with your resolutions? What’s working? What isn’t? Please comment and share. Exposing your mistakes…and your successes is what changes patterns and make good things happen.