It’s the middle of the night and here you are awake again at 3am. And what are those thoughts in your head? If you are like so many of us who are holding a big vision and birthing a sacred calling – your thoughts could sound something like:
What if no one opens my email?
What if my teleclass doesn’t make?What if I am charging too much or not enough?
What if they don’t get my vision? Did I use the right words?
What if I put it out there and people laugh at me?
Did you play on a see-saw as a child?
Growing up, my little brother and I spent hours pushing each other up and down on this playground apparatus.
And, our game went like this…
The facilitator had spent the vast majority of day two of this 5-day transformational training getting us in touch with our limitations – our pain – our self-sabotaging behavior and the way we berated our self with our negativity.
At the time, this kind of experience was new to me. My fellow participants seemed to be getting somewhere – digging into the depths of their wounds with shovels. I, on the other hand, felt like I was using a spoon. I just couldn’t seem to get beyond scratching the surface. “What is wrong with me?” I thought.
You came to me saying you wanted to achieve that level of business success that had eluded you.
I said, Great. As we talked further, however, what emerged beyond that dream was a place of emptiness and loneliness that no level of business success had been able to fill. And you said you wanted to also be happy. And I said, Yes, of course.
But as we talked what became clear was that what you thought would make you happy was just your best guess about how to fill that emptiness.