How many times in your life have you heard that if you want to change something you must work hard at it. And when you work hard for a long time you might achieve the results you are looking for. What if I told you that you were doing it all wrong? What if I told you that it could be easy. What if I told you it could be done with comfort and ease and that it doesn't need to be hard at all.
Time and time again I get clients who push themselves, and push themselves really hard to achieve the best results, and some of them are really good at it. They are the master pushers....
But what is it costing them? It costs them time with their loved ones, connection, their health, their sanity...all so they can get ahead or achieve their goals, but they forget about the journey. They spend all this time pushing to get to the end but the end keeps getting farther and farther away. It's like that reoccuring dream where you are running and running but not getting anywhere. Or trying to scream but no sound comes out.
How long can you keep it up? Usually you can keep it up for about 30 days or so then you succumb to exhaustion, sickness, headaches, and generally don't feel well but have no idea why. You know the story when you have these high hopes of joining the gym and exercising every day and then 30 days later you have several injuries and muscle fatigue so you have to stop. Or when you are just going to put your head down and work really hard to get a head on your bills then when you look up you've lost touch with your friends, your family and have gained 10 pounds. Its like you create an environment where your body screams balance...but do you listen?
Do you know how to listen?
Have you ever noticed that when we don't listen the signs just keep getting louder and louder until we have to? Maybe you get anxiety, palpitations, feelings of impending doom, or feel like there is no way out of it...
I have realized over the years of treating thousands of clients that pushing hard and making something happen is no way to live and ultimately sets you up for disaster. We must listen to what our heart is telling us so we can find our path. The path that is in service to ourselves so we can stop pushing so hard to make things happen but to just listen to our heart for what we truly need and ultimately what we truly desire...
Who are you going to listen to?
Are you ready to let go of the struggle?
"Live the life you love...."-Angela Tisci, Acupuncturist and Integrative Fertility Coach