In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I feel it’s only appropriate to talk about Luck. It’s an interesting subject for me because I have been told many times in my life, “You’re so lucky!” I do tend to land on my feet even when there isn’t much hope, and it does appear that I win far more often than I lose. But I have a secret- there’s something more to it that can shift the luck in your life!
No fear! I don’t mean there’s nothing I fear because I sure don’t like snakes, but I don’t let my fears scare me into inaction. A healthy sense of fear keeps you alive, but an unhealthy sense of fear keeps you paralyzed. I allow myself to feel the fear and push through it because I know whatever it is on the other side is something I need! It is an opportunity to grow at an exponential rate because I’m in new territory. I allow the “what ifs” to fade into reality for now I know with certainty where I stand. It makes no sense to me to allow my fear to be bigger than my Hope so I bust on through!
I prepare! I once heard the saying that luck is where preparation meets opportunity. Prepare for what you want! I allow my thoughts and actions to move me in the direction of how I want my life to be. When I wanted to make the career leap into coaching, I first started with shifting my thought from “I want to be a coach” to “I am a coach.” From there, I started blogging and speaking to the groups I was involved with to get my first paying clients. Each opportunity that presented itself, I said “YES!” to with enthusiasm. So if you want to be a paid writer, start writing! If you want to be a professional photographer, start taking pictures! Whatever it is, get started NOW!
Say YES! The second half of that definition for luck is opportunity. Say YES! Whenever you get the chance. You honestly never know where it will land you! I have said yes to things and ideas that really challenged me to get out of my comfort zone, but they put me into a place where I know I belong. I said yes to going to the Life Enrichment Boot Camp 7 ½ years ago when I didn’t think I needed “life enrichment” and that yes brought me into not only being a trainer at boot camp but an opportunity to join the amazing coaching practice I’m at today! So starting today, say YES!!!
Have Faith! I have a strong Faith in my God. I truly believe when I pray, He listens and gives me what I need. There is a lesson in every moment that is priceless. Even those moments where something didn’t happen the way I wanted, there was a lesson I needed to learn. And having the ability to turn over any fears or worries over to my God gives me the freedom to handle only what is within my control- simply Me. I can only control my thoughts, actions, and reactions; all else is not my worry. Whatever your Faith, however you choose to believe- allow it to shoulder the burdens beyond your control.
Have confidence! One of the things I have found to be true is the world will keep spinning even when you feel your world has ended. Life moves on whether you want it to or not. Whatever the moment, it will pass! And you will get through it. Own the moment and stand strong in your Truth, and the confidence will permeate your thoughts and actions. Know that you CAN do anything! You may not always get the result you want on the first, second, or tenth try, but you are learning valuable information on what doesn’t work. You will get to where you want to be!
Now it’s your turn! How are you going to shift the Luck in your life? Are you going to push aside the fear? Are you going to prepare yourself for when opportunity comes knocking? Are you going to have Faith to allow you to focus only on what you have control of? Are you going to exude confidence in knowing that whatever comes your way has purpose and meaning? It’s time! START NOW!