The Right Time
The right time……How often have you desired to do something and then talked yourself out it?
Justifying why it isn’t the right time, you’re too busy, you don’t have enough money or what if it doesn’t work? Instead, waiting for the space to appear, the money to manifest or for you to magically become good enough to give it a go? Sacrificing your dreams, and preventing yourself from realising your potential.
Why do we do this?
Part of the reason is that our brains aren’t designed to keep us happy. They are designed to keep us safe; so when something new presents itself, our body releases chemicals which feel uncomfortable and we call them fear and doubt. Embracing new opportunities and challenges means we have to be ‘unsafe,’ step out of our comfort zone, which takes a clear decision and courage before action. Unfortunately, most people block their success; get in their own way, justifying their fear or doubt, wasting valuable brain energy, time and opportunities.
Unfortunately, the reality is that the right time, extra money or perfect space in our busy lives never arrives, (just look at your to do list!) yet we wait, and time slips by. If the perfect clearing did arrive, you would probably have already done what you secretly want to do wouldn’t you?
The Right Time
Imagine for a moment if now was the right time, the perfect time, despite your fear, your voices in the head telling you otherwise? What would you now commit to doing?
Maybe it’s to learn a language, study, upgrade your skills, apply for that promotion, or learn investment strategies? Maybe it’s to work with a professional to address those habits or behaviours that you have felt powerless over?
When you remove the fear and stop your voices that say ‘what if I fail?’ ‘what if it doesn’t work for me?’ ‘what if I make a fool of myself?’ ‘what if I lose money?’ ‘what if…….?’ – and ask yourself ‘what if it does work?’ you open up to your moment of power now, the right time.
In Huna (Hawaiian) philosophy this concept is called MANAWA. ‘Now is your moment of power’. When your heart desires something and you decide not to let your head talk you out of it, you will find the courage to take action and begin.
So, if your heart wants to do something, and you know it will enrich your life, health, help you grow and live life fully, make a decision to start it. The word decide means to cut off from, so you are cutting off from your reasons and excuses. Decide to do it and say ‘I will do it.’
Notice what happens when you make that clear cut decision. You release stuck energy, and will have at least 50% more brain energy to channel towards what you want, to find the resources, and make it happen.
And really, what is the worst that might happen? Lessons learnt, new experiences and growth and more? You will never know until you give it a go. In the words of Henry Ford:-
‘If you think you can or think you cannot you will be right.’
So don’t settle for living an uncomfortable life in your comfort zone. Decide, choose to step up, jump into the temporary uncomfortable zone, and know that by deciding, you will have a stack more energy to make it happen. Make now your moment of power, the right time and watch your decision, like a seed, create infinite more seeds of possibilities, fun, experiences and learnings for your life.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mandy Napier is a Mindset Strategist and Performance Coach. She has competed in one of the toughest races in the world, the Hawaiian Ironman, climbed mountains, travelled down the Congo River on the monthly river-boat and hitch-hiked solo through Tanzania, Zambia and Malawi. Settling down (for a while) she stumbled into an office job where she soon became manager, after winning and exceeding sales. Moving to Sydney and then Brisbane, she was responsible for running the State’s sales for a travel wholesaler and leading and mentoring sales teams to extraordinary high achievements. Experiencing a few unexpected twists and turns and health challenges that resulted in her having to give up competing, she set her focus on a journey back to health. Along the way she transformed every area of her life and found the missing keys to success – powerful mind tools and techniques…..as they say, the rest is history. Today she lives her passion, working with individuals to help them transform their mindsets and create winning performances in all areas of their life.