Having trouble making a decision? Well, whether it’s a specific decision or an ongoing issue I want you to know that YOU have ALL the answers. Really. To EVERYTHING in your life.
All too often we get in our own way – we can’t see or hear the answers because we literally block ourselves. And it’s usually fear that prevents us from listening to our SELVES. One of the most common fears is a simple fear of uncertainty and the unknown – but it could be a fear of failure, fear of upsetting others (guilt), a fear of what others will think of us or even a fear of success. All of these fears, and more, can stop our brains from giving us the answers we need – it’s a simple self-protection mechanism to avoid difficulty and keep us safe. Clever eh?
So, you need answers? Let’s get started! And to get round the fear, remember this: Just because you know something doesn’t mean you need to act on it. In fact you can know something and stay exactly where you are. Safe.
Here’s the 3 Step Process to Get the Answers you Need:
- Give yourself FULL permission to KNOW the answer and TAKE NO ACTION. In fact you never need to act on it. Take a moment to absorb this fully before you move onto Step 2.
- Now ask yourself, “If I secretly knew the answer to _______________________, what would it be?”
TIP 1: Remember, you don’t need to act on it. Just answer the question – as if you SECRETLY knew.
TIP 2: If it helps, think about this as asking your intuition – knowledge that comes from a gut instinct or simple ‘knowing’.
- Fabulous! You did it. Now you have your answer – so give yourself a pat on the back! For now, just sit with your answer and let it be.
Still no answer? That’s OK – trust and have patience. If you like you could give yourself until the end of today. And just let the answer ARISE from within – imagine it rising from the depths of your being. Perhaps it’s been hidden away and just needs to feel safe to come out – so give it space and time!
Remember: You can use this process any time to get the answers you need. Taking action comes later, but first you need to know. Because until you know the answer, you can’t do anything. And once you know, everything else follows.
PS: While we did agree that you don’t have to act on it, I have a suggestion. Why not reserve the right to act on it – if you’re ever ready and you want to – at some point in the future? Just a thought…
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Louise as usual this is excellent.
One of the Coaches I will always follow.
Dear William, as always you are generous and kind! Thank-you for your kind comment. Warmly, EL
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