I like to think of myself as being pretty darn good at focusing my energy on what I want versus what I don’t. I mean, I teach people to focus on what they want.
In mid-July I was being interviewed and toward the end of it I was asked what I felt the problems were in my profession. I almost started into it then “Bam”, pattern interrupt, I realized I could get all caught-up in that story and the energy of “what’s wrong”. Being transparent, I decided to change the question to what I’d love to see and proceeded to talk about my vision and passion for my profession.
I proceeded to talk about the potential that’s there to make pivotal shifts in consciousness and why it’s so important. I talked about what can make my profession different, unique, and distinct in health care. I noticed this left me and my interviewer excited and ending on a high note.
This differs from some conversations that have been coming up recently during coaching calls when I ask my clients to assess where they focus on lack in their lives, work or relationships.
Reading a passage in the book E2 (E Squared), I noticed where I continued to let lack creep into my life. In July, it hit me between the eyes! I heard myself saying, “I don’t have time”…
“I don’t have time” is a statement coming from a perspective of lack. I don’t have enough time or “time is running out” turns our focus to what is unwanted.
I’m pretty confident that I am not alone in this line of thinking. With the thought, “I don’t have enough time”, I noticed my physiology and feelings sensing the pressure of the unwanted “crunch” for time. All of it creating self-imposed stress and discomfort.
So my new emphasis as I go forward, is to be aware of when I felt or said “I don’t have enough time” or one of its variations, then pattern interrupt it with “I have all the time I wish or I have all the time I require… Right now is the perfect time for me because I am in this moment.”
Is there a “lack” statement creeping into your life? Think about it! What statements are limiting you?