I was frustrated with a situation at work the other day. A customer was being demanding and disrespectful.
In response, I shared with anyone who’d listen that, “I wish my customers weren’t so rude. Why can’t people just be nice?”
Shortly thereafter, I had a really inspiring conversation with my yoga teacher, Danielle.
She encouraged me to listen to the language I was using. Instead of focusing on all the things I didn’t want, she pushed me to think about what I DID want.
So I turn it over to you…
What do YOU want?
It’s much easier to list off the things that aren’t going your way. Traffic sucks, it’s a dreary day, your clothes aren’t fitting properly, your boyfriend’s always late and you don’t like any of the soups at your local cafe.
Figuring out what you want to create in your life takes some serious introspection. It forces you to pause and think before you speak. You have to get clear about what makes you happy. You have to practice turning your mind to the positive, not the negative.
But here’s the magical thing: When you declare your desires? You empower yourself. And you empower your life.
When you know what you want and focus your energy on that, you begin the manifestation process of creating the life you desire. The Universe is listening. Be clear, concise and deliberate with your language.
The next time you’re faced with a challenging situation, become aware of your communications. Are you telling everyone how crappy it is? Stop that limiting narrative and turn it around.
Here are some examples for inspiration:
Let’s say you’re having trouble with some of your staff. Instead of venting about how lazy they are, declare that you want hardworking, self-motivated employees.
Pretend you wake up with a huge zit on your forehead. Don’t complain about how bad your skin is. Reaffirm that you want a healthy, clear complexion.
Maybe you’re having relationship problems. Quit venting about all the things your partner does to piss you off. Tell your girlfriends about all the things you want your significant other to do and be.
Now you get it? I know you do. 😉