This is a pep talk. If you’re reading this, chances are you could use a loving kick in the butt. So here it is.
Dreams come true. They do. All you need to do is look around and you’ll see it happening everywhere. Justin Bieber. Katy Perry. Barack Obama. Oprah Winfrey. Mastin Kipp. Pick your hero or success story of choice. The list is endless.
So what about you? What’s it going to take for you to be on that list? Why aren’t your dreams coming true?
The truth is they are coming true. Right now, as we speak. It’s all happening for you. The Uni-verse is conspiring in your favor and unseen forces are working around the clock to deliver you the very things that your soul desires most. It’s true.
There’s only one small problem: you keep getting in the way. Doubt. Getting in the way. Feelings of unworthiness. Getting in the way. Laziness. Yup, in the way.
Let’s talk basic physics for a second. Everything at its most basic level is made of up energy. Thoughts, beliefs, emotions and actions are energy in motion. Consider that your deepest wishes and desires, your affirming beliefs, your hard work, along with all of the synchronistic forces at play to bring them to reality make up an energy force moving you and your life in the direction of your dreams.
The real science nerds among you (that included me once upon a time) will know that the technical term for a particular amount of energy moving in a particular direction is called a vector. Let’s call this one Vector D (for Dreams).
Now suppose that all your fears, doubts, disempowering beliefs, laziness, bad habits, etc. make up a force of energy that is moving in the opposite direction. We’ll call this one Vector R (for Resistance).
<——————— Resistance Now you don’t need to be a genius or a rocket scientist to figure out that if R is greater than D – meaning that if the sum of energy consisting of all those forces moving you away from your dreams is greater than the sum of energy of all those forces moving you towards your dreams – then you will never get there. It also follows that the rate at which you get there will be directly proportional to the distance from you to your dream, divided by the magnitude or size of Vector D. Huh? I’ll say that again in simple terms. Your dream will come true faster if you put all your energy – every thought, every belief, every action – towards the realization of that dream. And the bigger the dream, the more crucial it is that you get the heck out of the way and align yourself with the forces that are bringing it to reality by eliminating any of the Resistance that’s holding you back. How do you do this? By being diligent. By being relentless. By being audacious and stubborn in your belief that it IS happening, that you ARE worthy, and that ANYTHING is possible. And what does that look like? It looks like all your will, all your life force, all your creative energy being channeled and applied to bringing your dreams to life. Steven Pressfield calls it “turning pro”. Marie Forleo calls it “starting before you’re ready”. Mastin calls it “showing up every day”. I call it getting out of the way. It comes down to playing full out and giving yourself the best chance possible at success. Coming back to dream science for a second, the point is simple. Make D as big as you can and do your best to minimize or eliminate R. Practically speaking, that means cut out the doubting, the toiling back and forth, the second-guessing yourself, your abilities and your worthiness. Cut out the procrastinating, the self-medicating, and the perfectionism. That’s all you getting in the way and making R bigger than D. As for making D bigger, that happens by magnifying your faith, your empowering beliefs, your deepest desires and working your ASS off to make your dreams come true! Got it? Good! Pep talk over. So….How fast do you want your dreams to come true? Much love, Chris Published by The Daily Love (Feb. 3rd, 2013)