PRETENDING On a Whole New Level
PRETENDING On A Whole New Level
Inspiration For Your Weekend
One of the 3 Abundance Keys and Pillars of Business Alchemy is to OWN IT; own 100% responsibility for who you are, what you’ve attracted into your life, and what you’re creating.
It’s the polar opposite of being a victim.
Learning to OWN IT is a journey; not an event.
You’ll likely find new facets and nuances in which to OWN IT for a lifetime . . .
The OWN IT conversations is one of the most empowering;
when one really, really ‘gets it’, life can transform powerfully and rapidly!
OWN IT is a catalyst.
It opens doors to choice points;
where transformation can occur in every aspect of life.
Even if a particular circumstance can’t be changed, OWN IT empowers a shift in perception,
attitude, response and a transformation of the dynamic surrounding it.
Elizabeth Gilbert, author Eat, Pray, Love, speaks powerfully of calling herself out of the victim vibe; discovering new facets and nuances to OWN IT.
You’re going to love her insights. Here’s her post, in totality:
Very few things frustrate me more than watching people who have agency over their lives pretending that they don’t.
This is not to say that you’re in charge of everything that happens to you, or that you single-handedly control every twist of destiny.
There are terrible things that occur in life that you absolutely cannot change, and sometimes we must surrender to that reality.
But check yourself for those instances in which you COULD possibly alter a situation — times when you could improve your own behavior, or shift your outlook, or bring an end to a destructive pattern, or walk away from atoxic relationship, or save up your money so you could move to a different city, or begin looking for a different job, or start taking better care of your health, or finally speak up for yourself, or even ask for help from experts — but instead you continue to argue in defense of your own helplessness.
I have an alarm that goes off in my mind these days whenever I catch myself saying things like,
“Oh, well….I guess there’s nothing I can do about it….”
“This is just how I’m made, I suppose…”,
“I always screw up the same way…”
“I’m just too broken to handle it….”
“I always attract this kind of shit…”
“It always ends the same way…”
“I already failed once, so there’s no point attempting it again…”
“I’m simply no good at this sort of situation….”
“I’m too scared to try….”
“My family never taught me how to take care of things like this…”
The alarm says:
Then come the biggest and most life-changing questions of all:
“Where is your power, Liz?
And what are you saving it up for?
And how much longer do you plan to wait before you finally start using it?”
What might be possible in your life as you catch the nuances and facets of ‘victimhood’ and OWN IT?
What could be available as you reclaim your power and OWN IT?
THAT, is something worth thinking about. . .
Enjoy a GREAT weekend!