“You are where you are in life right now because of the choices you made.” This is the start of my fictional novel, but also a very true statement . We would not be where we are today, had our mind, body, and soul, not guided us to a path we were meant to take at that time.
From time to time, people ask me if I regret anything in my life. I want to be quick to reply “yes”, when thinking about past relationships, not taking my studies more seriously when I was a student, or even that time I got into an argument with a best friend. But the fact is, each of these “potential regrets” is an experience we were meant to go through, in that each were meant to teach us something, shed things that no longer fit us, or help us course correct onto a path we were meant to be on. It really comes down to what you have learned (if anything) from the “potential regret” that defines whether or not you have put yourself on a path to empowering your true self, making decisions from a good place.
Getting on a path to personal power can sometimes be difficult, in that it requires stillness (patience) to create the clarity that is needed, in order to make better decisions that affect you both now and in the future. Being on that path, puts yourself in a place of positivity to continually make wonderful things happen in your life. How? By changing your mindset to more of a “can do” than an “I can’t”.
Take a look at the following examples, and choose the one that is most reflective on being on the right path:
Jane takes job after job, trying to make ends meet. She also goes from lackluster relationship to relationship, thinking that this is just how life is supposed to be for her – fast and furiously going from one thing to the next, without really thinking about what she REALLY wants out of her life. Friends ask her to go out and do things, and her usual response is “I can’t” because she’s afraid she’s not good enough. She feels as though she was never meant to amount to anything, and tries to accept that her life will be what it is because this is all there is.
Jane might have had a few false starts in life with both jobs and relationships but she realizes she deserves better. She doesn’t settle for lackluster anymore, and is completely confident in her abilities to achieve her dreams. She CHOOSES to wait for the man she deserves in her life, and she CHOOSES to enthusiastically works hard at her professional goals, knowing she will be rewarded. The patience pays off in both because she empowered her true self to be present, remain confident in who she is, and believe that life is full of amazing surprises.
This is all about flipping a mindset to something that empowers you to tap into your true potential. No one else can do this for you. Remaining positive unlocks something deep inside of us that brings out the four core beliefs we all have (and have been discussed in previous posts).
So how do we get there? I’ve mentioned in many of my previous posts that it’s a process. Oftentimes, it helps to write down (journal) our journey. Deepak suggests writing down each of the core beliefs each day and journaling how each are progressing. When you have written records of your journey, oftentimes, you will be amazed at how much your life is truly transforming.