As long as I can remember, I have opted for putting all of my eggs in one basket. I simply decided what I wanted and went for it; and nine times out of ten, I got it! I was never a fan of second and third choices either, unless it involved ice cream flavors or pizza toppings. I learned at an early age that I almost always got what I set out for, and even though I witnessed others who this didn’t always work for, I couldn’t see any reason for me to change my way of getting what I wanted.
Some people used to tell me I was lucky and that no matter what I always came up smelling like a rose… I remember smiling at them and knowing they were right. Then, as I moved further along in life and got into my late twenties and early thirties, my experiences began to change a bit. My dad passed and our business went bankrupt, and I spent many lean years trying to regain the magic I had known in my youth. Where was my Midas touch? Where was the luck I took for granted? Why were things harder and harder to attain?
Back Up Plans and Settling
Looking at my rocky road, I started to second guess my strategy. I heard lots of people saying things like “Life is hard”, “You can’t have everything” and “You’ve got to take the bad with the good”. On some level I started to believe them, because it seemed that this was what was happening to me. Little did I know I had it backwards.
Thank Goodness for Wake Up Calls
Then, right before my fortieth birthday when things seemed pretty bleak, I attended a Tony Robbins seminar that set off a string of events for me. I started to look more closely at my thought patterns and beliefs. What I realized is that I had started to buy into many negative, widely-held beliefs that I was hearing. I had let go of my own powerful beliefs of ease and fulfillment that had guided me in my youth. I had stopped believing in the magical powers of my mind.
When I realized that it was the shift in my beliefs that was causing the shift in my experience, I knew I could get my ‘mojo’ back. I practiced affirmations and set new goals. I focused daily on my vision and desires, and I let go of the negativity of others. What I found then and still know to be true is that putting all my eggs in one basket works for me. I keep my vision alive and in front of me and keep the fires of my positivity well stoked. I move forward courageously towards my desires and I surround myself with people who support my dreams. As long as I do all this, I don’t need a back-up plan or a second choice. All I need is my belief in my personal power and the world is my oyster. It’s your oyster too!
Now, that’s Powerful!
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About the Author: Sue Urda is an Author, Speaker, Inspirer and Co-Founder of Powerful You! Women’s Network, She was named twice on Inc. Magazines list of the 500 Fastest-Growing Private Companies and is the author of three books, Powerful Intentions Everyday Gratitude, Women Living Consciously and Empowering Transformations for Women. Sue’s vision is to contribute to a global consciousness of women helping women succeed in business and in life and to open them to truth of who they are. www.sueurda.com www.powerfulyou.com
Just want to say, Glad you got your mojo back!
Yep! I got it back then and I’m getting a new wave of it now… and I gotta say it feel GREAT!