Often when working with a client, I find myself responding, “You’re closer to what you want than you realize.”
There’s usually a long pause as they take this in to acknowledge it.
Have you noticed that the more you want something, the more intense we ‘work” at it?
Going into “doing,doing,doing” mode is actually a trap . We think we’re getting alot done by being in constant action, making things happen, forcing our way to our end goal. This kind of high-testosterone approach (Rambo, winner takes all) obviously creates a lot of action, and can result in achievement… but often at a very,very high cost. The debris we collect along the way in the form of problems, challenges, misunderstandings, and loss of money.
You are closer to what you want that you may realize. Here’s a tip & a story to illustrate how to accelerate your wins & successes with less effort & strain.
Each of us has two power tools at our disposal. They are – intention + intuition.
On a recent trip to LaJolla,California, I visited my favorite gallery,Monarch Gallery and I walked in to see an extraordinary, larger than life installation by the sculptor, Tuan, called “Heaven meets Earth”.
It was spectacular, beautiful, and powerful visual representation the harmony of opposites: light/dark, heaven/earth, man/woman.
I learned that a large installation of Tuan’s work was featured at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach. I made a mental note of it. (I created the intention…. I am going to to see this sculpture someday!
A friend invited me to spend a long weekend in, Laguna Beach. Excited, I shared my desire to visit Tuan’s amazing sculpture while we were there.
The weekend flew by with long beach walks, dining, shopping, and fireworks and my original intention was “forgotten” and not top of mind.
Before we knew it, we were on our last day in Laguna .Just prior to leaving, my friend asked me if she could show me one of her favorite walkways along the beach. I hestitated.
Our time was short, we didnt’ want to miss our flights, but I agreed, sure, let’s do it!” As we navigated the rental car up the narrow, hilly road to find parking along the beachway I was looking for ideal parking. There were several spots along the way.
I kept asking my friend,” should we park here?”
“No, not here”
Me-”How about here?”
“No, not there ”
I was secretly thinking to myself – good grief, let’s park the car already!
Finally she said, “Here, pull in front of that white car.”
I pulled in, parked the car.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. There we were parked right in front of Tuan’s sculpture!
We had literally parked right next to it. Had we “tried” to make this happen, it would have been highly unlikely!
A fabulous collision of the using both intention & intuition brought us precisely to our desired outcome!
My original intention, to see this gorgeous piece of …Read More