But there’s nothing quite as intense as the moment of clarity when you suddenly see what’s really possible for you. You see how small you’ve been thinking. You realize that you can play a wildly bigger game.
The question arises: Can I be this big? Can I let myself do this?
In other words…
I think I’m ready to release these old limitations. I think it’s time to quit worrying about the opinions of others. I really can stop hiding. Am I up for it?!
Many people ignore these questions and go back to their old comfort zone. Don’t be one of them!
As my students are still reveling in the inspiring energy from last week’s Uplevel LIVE! Retreat – I invite you to use our mojo to re-ignite, re-inspire, and re-invigorate your visions and dreams before the new year begins!
Here are five steps to help you stop playing small and start living BIG in 2012.
1 – Mind your Mind
Your thoughts are things. They can be powerful tools, or devastating weapons.
It’s not always quick to clean up years of negativity. AND the truth is you are the only one who can begin to do just that. If you constantly berate yourself, doubt yourself, or obsess about the opinions of others, set your intention to turn that around.
Listen to upbeat audiobooks in your car. Post affirmations in visible spots. Start a gratitude journal.
Remind yourself: “Energy flows where attention goes,” and place your attention on gratitude, love, and joy.
2 – Take Action
Back when I first got the idea to offer events and retreats, I kept waiting for self-esteem to appear before I would take the chance and just do it.
Guess what? That’s not how it works!
Instead, my coach and mastermind made me commit to a date on paper – and then offer my first event to the world. (I’ve since done this many times!)
What I discovered was this:
Self-esteem shows up BECAUSE you take action. Not before!
What one action-step can you take toward your dream today?
3 – Radiate Success
Do you complain to anyone who will listen? Do you tell your sad story to get people to feel sorry for you?
Living big means you radiate success.
Stop tweeting about how miserable you are. Don’t moan about your current challenges with your clients. Refrain from whining to your friends about how hard it is to run your own business! (Save that stuff for your coach if you need to get it out of your system.)
Remember this: Like attracts like. When you radiate success, then success is drawn to you.
4 – Exit your Comfort Zone
“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got!”
This is one of my favorite expressions. Cuz it’s true!
I’ve worked with hundreds of people as a mentor, coach, and leader of retreats. The ones who create breakthroughs are always the ones who are willing to exit their comfort zones. They let themselves get scared. They say yes to new opportunities. They take time to ask themselves what they want next and how they can create it.
People who live big have one thing in common:
They learn to get comfortable being uncomfortable!
5 – Surround Yourself with Support
I hired my first coach ten years ago. I paid him more per month than my mortgage at the time! I’ve since been a part of many coaching groups and masterminds – continuing to invest in this model of support and training. I swear by it!
Many people don’t do this. Instead, they take a “duct tape” approach to their own support and training, hoping they can continue to get away with their same old fearful behavior, always promising themselves that “some day” they’ll get some real support.
It never works. They stay at the same level. (After all, that’s where it’s comfortable!)
Surround yourself with encouraging believers who are, like you, fully invested in their success, and who want you to succeed.
Many people live and socialize in toxic environments. If this is you, then step out of your comfort zone and actively seek out positive people who want to create and attract their dreams. Surround yourself with people who want to live big like you!
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