I’m listening to an audiobook right now that is suggesting that we constantly know, state and accept what we are willing to do.
This made me think about WILLINGNESS deeply and consider how to incorporate it into my life. I believe that our lives are the sum total of our beliefs and choices. As such, if we change our beliefs and make different choices we can lead the lives we want.
The question is…what are you willing to do?
In my life, I talk to many people at varying levels in their lives and careers who want something different. They want new jobs, to start businesses, change careers, to lose weight or eat better, to get out of a bad relationship, make more money, buy a home and so much more. We all have our hopes and dreams, but to take a step outta dreamland and into the day-to-day realities of life can seem challenging.
BUT… it all comes down to your willingness!
Consider these YES or NO questions…
- Are you willing to work out 30 minutes a day to improve your body and health
- Are you willing to save a percentage of your income every paycheck to save money?
- Are you willing to work 60 hours or more each week to take on the next level job or start a business?
- Are you willing to walk away from bonuses, stock options, and other perks in order to leave a job you hate?
- Are you willing to keep fighting with your partner and being unhappy in your relationship?
- Are you willing to accept “no” as an answer as you pursue an important goal?
These questions have very simple answers yet we attempt to “explain” to ourselves and others why we can’t do this or that when the fact is that we simply ARE NOT willing to do what we need to do.
The rather harsh reality is…
If you are NOT willing to work out or eat right you, IN FACT, are willing to live with your body and health as it is!
If you are NOT willing to get counseling or leave a relationship you, IN FACT, are willing to live unhappily!
If you ARE willing to accept “no” as an answer allowing it to demotivate and stop you, IN FACT, you not willing to change your circumstances!
If you are NOT willing to resist going shopping at the mall you, IN FACT, are willing to continue with your living situation and not to save and buy a house!
If you are NOT willing to wash the dishes in the sink you are IN FACT, willing to live with dirty dishes!
If you are NOT willing to call that friend or relative to discuss a misunderstanding, you are IN FACT, willing to live with tension in the relationship!
I am certainly not judging your choices or your life as I am considering the question in certain areas of my own life.
If you don’t like where you are or what you’re doing ask yourself…
“What am I willing to do?”
I am creating a note for my bathroom mirror that will say:
I AM WILLING TO…
Knowing that it is implied that if I am willing to do this, then, I am NOT willing to do that a note will be a reminder for me to stay focused on the day-to-day choices I make by simply understanding what I am willing to do.
Join me as I change my experience of the world from the inside out!
Love, Light & Willingness!
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