Today’s question is: How can I trust it will all work out? This is one I get a lot and one I just LOVE.
Today I’m going to share with you the most important thing I learned about trusting and how you can implement it in your own life. You can watch the video here.
If reading’s more your jam, the transcript is here
Will it Work Out?
If you’re like me and so many other people, at some point you begin to wonder if what you’re creating will work out, if what you’re dreaming of will come true.
You might even wonder if you’re crazy to think that it will.
More Than Manifesting
There’s a lot of messaging out there that can leave us with the impression that if we just believe, it will happen. Or, if we do the work on our insides, the outside will magically begin to take shape. There’s so much merit to the teaching and understanding that our thoughts and how we perceive the world around us will create what we experience. And, there’s something vital that’s missing from that understanding when it comes to what we are creating or want.
The most important thing I learned about trusting and how you can implement it in your own life is this: don’t trust that it will all work out. Get in action and take that action from a place free from believing you need to be anything other than what you already are. See, trusting it will all work out often requires a massive internal shift—one that our mind just doesn’t have the traction for. Not yet.
It’s one reason why it feels so herculean when we try to trust that it will all work out: we’re just not in a place in our life yet where we have the actions that are generating the foundation for the understanding that we can create our future.
That understanding comes from action steps.
Let me give you an example. I recently finished my first draft of my book. Beginning that task of writing 65,000 words felt herculean. If I’d left it up to trusting I’d be able to do it, and waiting until I felt that I really could, I’d never have even started. Instead, I began the task of writing bit by bit. Testing out this idea of writing a big book and getting in action. I set for myself the goal of writing for x amount of time. That was it.
I approached it from a place of ‘I don’t need to be anything other than I already am’ so each time I went into ‘Who the heck am I to write a book?’ or ‘This totally sucks’ I opted out. I set that kind of thinking aside and let myself just do the action of writing for that amount of time. Freed from the need to trust that I’d be able to do this massive project and the idea I needed to be anything other than what I already am, I often ended up writing for three times as long as I set out to. Step by step, I finished my book.
I’m taking that same approach to getting it published-another seemingly herculean task. I’m breaking it down into bit by bit steps, and taking them one at a time. That way, all I need to do is make a phone call, or send an email, or do some online research—I don’t need to try to trust that my book will make it big. I just get in action.
Does this make sense? I hope so.
And I hope that the next time you get caught up in thinking ‘I just need to trust that it will all work out’ you step right out of that and into moving from waiting to creating.
Lots of love,
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Do you feel caught up in the busyness of life, without joy or fulfillment? Are you getting run-down and resentful? You’re not alone. I’ve been there. Many of my clients have been there.
In my experience, busyness without joy or fulfillment and getting run-down and resentful is often a side effect of not slowing down enough to ask what success really means to us. What’s important? Why are we doing what we do? Does it matter?
What does Success Mean to You?
Coach Robert Holden asks some powerful questions about success.
1. What is success?
2. What is success in work, relationships and life?
3. How do you measure success?
What Happens When We Define Success
These are questions I pose to clients–if it will serve them. If you’re caught up in busyness, without joy or fulfillment, or getting run-down and resentful, I invite you to give yourself the gift of considering how you would respond to this inquiry. What can happen as a result is nothing short of transformational.
When we get clear on how we define success, we often instantly understand why we’re dissatisfied.
Many of us are running around trying to meet and sustain a definition of success that isn’t one we value. When we discover this, we get to look at our choices and let go of ones that don’t help us fulfill our definition of success. And we get to make ones that do.
Relationships and life are different. Success in these areas, for me, is defined as:
Relationships – Love. Ease. Mutual respect.
Life – I have served. I have given. I have loved. I have lifted.
If I’m feeling run-down or unfulfilled, it’s often because I’ve let myself get too busy with stuff that doesn’t fit with my definition of success. I start to feel spinny, like I’m rushing around running on air. There’s no traction, no forward momentum. Just busyness.
Does this resonate?
If it does, I invite you to consider those three questions above. How do you define success? Then, look at your life through that lens. How can you shift things–internally or externally–to allow for more success? On your terms.
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