Message from RG: I’m lounging under a palm tree on a much-needed vacation for a few weeks. So to fill your insatiable need for brilliant and helpful self-development info each morning, I’ve asked some of my clever friends to sit in for me during my absence. Today’s guest blogger is Terry Brock:
A while ago I was getting ready to do my daily exercise. I love exercise and working out, not just for the physical benefits, but for the mental and spiritual benefits it provides.
On this particular occasion, I was going to do some push-ups. I have enjoyed doing push-ups since I was a kid studying martial arts. However, a memory came back of some pain that I had doing my push-ups about a month earlier. This had long since healed and I had done my normal set for the past two weeks.
Nevertheless, it was that memory of a past pain that stopped me. Even though it wasn’t real at that time, I was letting that memory of pain --- now securely in the past --- keep me from enjoying the benefits of my exercise.
Do you ever do that? Do you let the pain of something that happened long ago, keep you from manifesting what is rightly yours today? Randy Gage has taught many of us the benefits of framing what is in the past as over and done while looking forward to a much better future.
Well, in this particular situation, I had had enough instruction from Randy and others who helped me to overcome lack thinking. So, you know what I did? I firmly and very defiantly told those past memories to shut up and leave me alone! I got down and did not only my normal set of push-ups but pushed PAST the pain to do an extra 10 reps!
The feeling was great. Yes, my arms experienced a wee bit of discomfort for a moment from the extra pushing. But that temporary discomfort quickly subsided and I had the exhilaration of knowing that I had broken through the mental barrier that was holding me back.
What past pain is holding you back? Was there an activity you tried, and it didn’t work out that stopped you? Well, that is in the past. And no, it is not just a matter of saying some mantra 1,000 times to try and trick yourself. Get the training, the education and the professional help to do it right this time. Don’t let past pain stop you from enjoying your life of abundance now and in the future.
Press through your past pain. Do it wisely and carefully after getting the help you need --- even professional help --- if that is appropriate. Realize that prosperity and abundance are your right to earn and enjoy.
Please leave your comments below. We look forward to hearing how you conquered your fear (as Lisa Jimenez shares with us) and achieved your success. We really want to hear from you.
Terry Brock, MBA, CSP, CPAE is a marketing coach, professional speaker and author. He helps organizations and individuals implement new tools like Social Media and portable technologies to build strong business relationships that produce positive change. You can read his blog at www.TerryBrock.com