Day 15: The Danger of Manifesting
There’s danger lurking in our 21-day Challenge. Even though you and I have committed to focusing on one action every day to move closer to our goal, it does not mean other tasks magically disappear to make room for that focused action. In fact, it seems like the opposite happens – even more tasks get heaped on our plates.
The danger in this 21-day Challenge is our failure to recognize that the first test of a hero’s journey is the test of commitment.
When we make a commitment, the universe investigates our seriousness. It’s as though she’s asking, “Do you really mean this? Is there any ambiguity here that needs to be addressed before manifesting?”
Then, because the universe doesn’t trust what we say and only believes what we do, she sends challenges our way.
Yes, life does feel like Greek mythology – with Zeus and all the heavy hitters playing roulette with us mere mortals.
The danger can be easily averted, though. Rather than stress out about the gazillion things you have to do, just play along. The rules of the game are clear: drive your stake firmly into the ground, saying “this is what I am creating”. And then stick with it – come hell or high water.
No matter what distracting monster comes knocking on your door, stay with your goal.
No matter what other people demand you do right now, stay with your intention.
No matter how much you would rather do something (anything!) other than work on your goal, stay with it anyway.
No matter how many times you repeat your actions, do it one more time for the person who is waiting to hear it.
Have I talked enough about how my goal is to fill the Training the Trainer class? Never mind – here I go again.
One way to test your commitment is to ask yourself the following: If I fail to reach the goal I spelled out in this 21-day Challenge, will I keep trying? Will I go around, over, under or through obstacles and continue to reach for what I say is important to me?
The universe is going to ask it of you, so you may as well ask it of yourself first.
And when it’s clear that you mean it, you’ll be surprised at how fast the universe will bow down to your wishes.
Take the Challenge:
- 21-Day Yoga Marketing Challenge (overview)
- Day 14: Heaven and Hell in a Yoga Business
- Day 15: The Danger of Manifesting
- Day 16: Let the Pressure Build
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