Judging Ozzy's Judgment
Okay, LOA gurus and Survivor fans, if Ozzy was so confident about his position for winning this season, why was he voted off this week?
I posted recently about how Ali’s confidence and ability to “pre-claim” her title as Biggest Loser brought her the ultimate win despite intense competition.
So why didn’t it work for Ozzy? Although we didn’t hear Ozzy say similarly empowering things, it was clear he liked his chances for winning. (Some even say he got a little cocky.)
I’d like to hear your call on the play from an LOA perspective.
I personally think Ozzy shot himself in the foot by being in heavy judgment of those who turned on him. (Remember how ruthless he was to Ami when he heard she plotted to oust him?) Not to mention how he didn’t honor his word (he guaranteed to spare Jason if he’d step down from the challenge, and later had no qualms about voting for him).
Those two qualities: habit of judgment and lack of integrity with one’s word can be showstoppers. Doesn’t mean we can’t manifest if we are judgmental and careless with our word (since most of are to a certain degree), it just means those manifestations aren’t likely to include confetti, applause and a gifted million bucks! Yepper, Ozzy manifested himself a seat right on that jury.
(Am I judging Ozzy for his judgment? ha – probably!)
But it’s a good example to see where we aren’t honoring our word, and where we can release judgment of something or someone. There’s certain plenty of opportunity for practice, huh?
Although I’m sad to see Ozzy go (he’s gorgeous to look at and an amazing athlete), I have to admit Jason’s naievete is charming. I don’t hold out much hope for James being able to dodge the inevitable darts coming his way from the ladies, although that doesn’t hurt my feelings as much as it would have before I saw him go back on his “word” to Jason.
Wait a minute, am I doing it again? lol
Well, the good news is the first step of releasing judgment is realizing we’re doing it. So I guess I’m on the right track. And the last thing I want to do is judge myself for judging. That would be an ugly spiral to engage. (Am I doing it again, or is that just discernment?)
There is an important distinction to be made between discernment and judgment. Don’t get tripped up on discerning, which is harmless and usually helpful.
PS – I think Cirie’s the smartest player left, although we all know it isn’t necessarily smarts that wins the million. What does guarantee the win? We know this: The vibe. We can’t outsmart the vibe!