If you’re reading this right now, chances are good that you’re someone who has a message to share – but may not be making the impact (or money) you yearn for. You’re likely taking steps, growing as a person, and seeing some shifts.
Yet, you’re aware there is a “next step” you want to take in order to see the big shifts you’re looking for. I know some of you are facing that “big step” as you write your proposal for my Transformational Author Writing Contest. Or you may be getting reading to launch your website, write your book, deliver a new talk, let go of your job or business… or maybe even a relationship.
But let’s face it. Next steps can be scary! I know they have been for me. So, when I learned about “trouble at the border” from Maria Nemeth in her book “The Energy of Money” it brought me a lot of peace about the fears that can surface as you get closer to that next step becoming a REALITY!
When you are in the process of transforming something from idea to reality; from the invisible to the visible; the metaphysical to physical – it is NATURAL for the amount of tension you experience to increase.
Picture a vertical line drawn on a piece of paper (or perhaps draw one right now). On the right side of the line is “your dream.” This could be writing a book, starting a business, quitting your job, etc. On the left side of the vertical line is the manifested reality you are dreaming of. In other words, your book is published, your new business is launched, you’ve left your job, etc.
The further you are from the line (to the right), the less tension there is between your dream and it becoming reality. But the closer you get to crossing that line and seeing your dream manifested in the physical world, the tension increases.
This is why as you get closer to taking that next big step, fears and doubts may increase. The tension of crossing the line is simply resistance – and if not dealt with properly, may make you think the resistance is telling you to stop!
Heck no! The resistance and tension you’re feeling are positive SIGNS that you are closer to transforming your dream into reality. They are signs for you to keep going and not stop – because you’re almost there! The tension is actually a good thing to experience.
Let’s face it… if it’s not a little scary, it’s not a big enough dream. The greatest gifts are just on the other side of your greatest fears.
Understanding this concept can help you relax a little – and have faith in your progress. When you accept the resistance as part of your process of transforming your dream into reality, it will make those final steps more possible!