Do you believe?
At this time of year, we are all asked to believe in something that seems impossible … an elderly man dressed up in a red suit traveling around the world bestowing presents to all the good girls and boys — in a 24 hour period with only flying reindeer to make sure it happens without any problems.
Sound familiar? I mean who of us have not had requests in our life that seem almost as impossible. Your project sponsor calls to let you know that management is expecting deliverables on a project 2 weeks earlier than previously planned. A family member suddenly requests your help with your parents and you are thousands of miles away. You have it all – a great career, money in the bank, wonderful loved ones, the home, the kids, and the dog – yet you can’t seem to believe that you should have all this.
When did you stop believing? Believing in yourselves and your abilities? As children, you were told that you could have it all … just use your imagination, see yourself in it and it will happen. When did you stop believing in this process? Most of you still teach this process to your children – believing that this will work for them. Yet, you don’t think it can work for you anymore.
How do you get back to that time in your life when you did believe?
- Go back to your childhood … feeling the joy of belief in all things – Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Fairy Godmother and the fairy tale ending. Just remember how empowered you felt when all things were possible for you and you were told it could all happen.
- Keep a journal, write down all the dreams you have now along with the dreams that you have accomplished. Feel them in your soul!
- Every time you begin to feel as if the impossible is expected of you and you are not sure how it will all happen, bring to mind all those times you have accomplished the impossible (seeing the successes you have had) feeling the joy in these accomplishments.
- Believe in your gifts, your abilities and let go of the negative thoughts you have been conditioned to think because of hurts and pains and disappointments you have had in life.
- Seek out others that believe in you more than you believe in yourself. Remember you are not alone and ask for help.
I still believe in the elderly man dressed up in a red suit traveling around the world bestowing presents to all the good girls and boys — in a 24 hour period with only flying reindeer to make sure it happens without any problems. I carry this spirit of believing in me all the time. That is what you can do. Just lay your finger aside of your nose!