Listen to those words. Have you ever considered how trying keeps you from acting? It is the word we use to dilute or even avoid taking action. “Trying” is the bubble you put around something you say that you want to do, but actually don’t. You protect yourself from what you think might or might not happen if you actually acted.
The problem? Not acting keeps you suspended in time. It allows you to make excuses and to blame circumstances for not getting the results you want.
Instead of bringing your full self to bear in creative action, you stay on the sidelines with a toe in the water.
There is no possibility of changing your life from the sidelines.
Of course, there is no way for you to realize success, either.
Changing Your Life
Why not take your next step full-heartedly? If you want to create a new paradigm for your life, be willing to take action. Action is self-supporting. Without action there is no shift.
The next step on the journey is only revealed when you are willing to step fully into this moment.
This is the true measure of success: embracing life. It’s not whether your action gets the result you wanted, because life is dynamic and ever-changing. There is always the next moment.
Are you trying… ? Or are you committed? Ready to dive into the pool?
Come on in. The water is just fine!
Take a breath. Release it. Take another. Devote some dedicated time of concentration/meditation. It doesn’t need to be hours of quiet, perhaps only 15 minutes. Then allow the question to simmer within you. Let responses bubble up into your awareness. Notice new ways of thinking, of images or ideas that arise spontaneously. Pay attention to your dreams. Let it happen. Be aware. See where it leads you next. Let yourself savor this process of receiving from yourself. Don’t judge whatever comes up, just receive it. Make notes.
You may want to share something from this process. Sharing is an important way to anchor an insight in your body. It leads you to deeper insight. It stimulates action. Feel free to use this arena to share whatever moves you.