You KNOW what you WANT – to relieve anxiety, to feel better in your body, to be productive, to feel happier. You start the week with goals, you may even have a plan this time — but by the end of the week you are back to the old patterns.
You feel defeated, like no matter how hard you try, you just can’t move forward.
I’ve been there so many times in my life. In fact just this week, I was contemplating the 20 or so pounds I’ve gained in the past year and half, wondering if I should start exercising more…
And then, as I was driving around running errands, I heard Oprah cite this Goethe quote on her SuperSoul podcast cast and it all clicked:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness… the moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”Goethe
I visualize this quote like this: When we DECIDE that we will commit to something, the mechanisms of the universe begin to shift and align in a new path beginning with that decision. I see it like gears of a great machine, moving in ways to reveal new possibilities that had been previously obscured.
This is the power of our intentions.
When we are wavering in our commitment, there is no forward movement in the universe and we remain stagnant.
And so it is with most of the things that we remain mired in – weight, addiction, bad habits, relationships (or lack thereof). We are caught in repeating cycles keeping us stuck. We have a hazy vision of a lighter, brighter future, but we can’t ever seem to get there.
All I have to do is make the firm decision that I will honor my body through physical activity and healthy foods, and then it becomes immensely easier to do so. If I am hesitant and questioning, it will continue to be a struggle for me.
I believe we all have the power within us to make monumental changes in our lives. We alone can move the mechanisms of the universe to realign to our greatest dreams.
But how do we get there? How do we shift what seems to be impenetrable barriers?
The answer sounds so easy: WITH COMMITTED INTENTION. Make the firm decision to reach your dreams and you will begin to do so.
It is not always that simple.
Sometimes we require a deep excavation into ourselves to dig out the source of the hesitancy. Sometimes our barriers are so buried beneath decades of repetition and shame that we have become blind to them.
This is where EMPOWERMENT COACHING can help.
Others can often see things within ourselves that we cannot. A coach has a different sightline into the internal beliefs and stories that are blocking your forward motion. They can hold up a mirror at a new angle to give you access to what you have not been able to see about your own patterns.
I have spent the past six months in an intensive training course through This Naked Mind Institute, and am excited to announce that my doors are now open for coaching services! (All sessions are conducted virtually over Zoom.)
In our one-on-one coaching sessions, I will help you to remove the barriers and reframe your mindset so that you can develop a firm commitment towards achieving your goals and dreams.
If you would like to learn more about what is available to you through EMPOWERMENT COACHING, I invite you to check out my new website at soulstruthcoaching.com; or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free 30-minute discovery call.