We all ask for something, and sometimes get turned down. We might ask again from a few other angles, just like a kid asking to go to the candy store. He won’t ask just once. He will do his best with varying degrees of diplomacy, determination or tantrum, to get what he’s looking for.
When someone is asking you to do something, how do you choose to react?
Another person’s motivation may rattle your mind.
You might choose to get defensive and declare, “That person is pushy.” Then you might switch off and look the other way, spinning around in the same old circles of self doubt or stubborn polar opposite responses. You might dig your heels in a little more and stay put, “Just because”.
Dare to look yourself in the mirror and ask what’s really happening here for you to choose to react that way. What’s motivating you to hide behind the walls, instead of taking them apart to see what lies beyond? How fresh is the air behind those walls?
Quite often, people or situations that seem pushy are merely shedding light on what we can change about ourselves to let go of limitations, and move toward what we want with trust, confidence and clarity.
Is someone simply reflecting to you the things you stopped believing you could have? Can you see this as an opportunity to be, do and have something different?
To Cross, Push Button…
We see it all the time when we’re at a traffic light. We press the button automatically, knowing that we will be able to make our way to the other side with ease when the light changes.
So how come we stop ourselves from doing this more consciously at times when it serves our overall well being and happiness?
To cross a threshold within, we may need external motivation from someone or something to ‘push’ those buttons for us to see what else we can shift for a full break through and lift off.
When the light of your mind changes…
You may have been feeling jaded, lost, felt ‘pushed down’ by others, tripped yourself up, given up on something or someone. Do you use this as another excuse to tunnel deeper into the rabbit holes?
We’re just showing you how to be motivated, with extra doses of joy and excitement.
Can you find gratitude and inspiration in what others are showing you now?
Someone may be offering you a new way of achieving things that’s a little outside of your comfort zone (the one you didn’t dare to step out of before because somewhere along your time line you stopped believing you can stretch into amazing possibilities).
Choose to open up the flood gates of your dreams and receive them.
Turn these situations into liberating moments in which you gladly step through the next layer of limitation or indecision, and reach the next step along your path. Heel, toe, repeat.
Keep your eyes open, and keep looking at the bright lights. Keep your ears open, and keep listening to the sounds of faith.
Go on, push that button and start walking…