Time to Face the Facts?
My mind played big time tricks yesterday when I weighed in after the first week on my official LOA diet.
(Not your typical diet, you might imagine – it hardly deserves that moniker.)
But anyway, after I visualized all the right numbers, felt the happy feeling and then stepped on the scale – it said I’d lost 2.5 pounds.
Two and a half pounds!! In one week! That’s 20% of my goal already!
After doing a little woo hoo dance alone in the basement (with the scale), I reveled in all the good vibes. For about four minutes. That’s when gremlins kicked in and started explaining away 2.5 pounds.
- “Well, you know, that scale’s not very accurate.”
- “You’re probably just dehydrated.”
- “It’s might be muscle you lost, not fat.”
- “You should probably be gaining still, since you’re repairing impaired metabolism.”
- “The first week is the easiest, you know. The rest will be harder.”
Oh my gosh! Could gremlins please cut me some slack?! Let’s just enjoy this, huh? Two and a half pounds in one week – on the easiest diet anyone ever dreamt of – is GOOD NEWS! I’m not letting go of this!
But the gremlins continued throughout the day as I reflected on my progress.
Finally, I’d had enough.
I said to myself, “Face the facts. You dropped 2.5 pounds in one week. That’s all there is to it.”
Those cold hard facts turned the gremlin chorus off.
And honestly, those are nice facts to face.
I’m not a big one for facing the facts, you know. I prefer to make things up in my mind and let them manifest in physicality …
… but when the facts are aligned with what we want, it’s time to embrace them. This is REAL. This is TRUE. Own it! Claim it! Revel in it!
I really did get invited to Oprah’s LOA show! I really am a Master Coach! I truly am in the midst of living out my best relationship EVER! I honestly look ten years younger than I technically am. I live in a beautiful house with a lifestyle many folks dream about. And girlfriend – you are hot stuff – 2.5 pounds or not!
Relax and enjoy, huh?!
Sheesh – that’s the last time I let the gremlins crash the party!
The thing is I know I’m not alone with this habit. Many of us show an uncanny ability to dismiss the good stuff (even the cold hard facts) to jump right back into whatever problem we’re focused on.
- “I manifested $20,000 out of the blue? That’s not enough.”
- “Mr. Right asked me out on a date? Wait till he gets to know me – that’ll be the last of him.”
- “The boss just promoted me to Head Honcho? Now he probably thinks he doesn’t have to give me a raise.”
Can anyone relate?
I just hung up the phone with my ex boyfriend’s dad who complained that (four months ago, if you can believe we’re still complaining about it) his son showed up for his 70th birthday party with a beer in hand. (That’s a big no-no for devout Mormons, which my ex’s family is.)
“He shouldn’t have done that,” his dad said to me.
Well, let’s face the facts.
1) Your son came to your birthday party. That’s good right there, if you ask me. I have plenty of clients who wish their kids even knew when their birthday was, let alone showed up in person to celebrate it.
2) Your son remembered, he cared, he even brought nice friends along. We can give him credit for that.
3) And he was not only the life of the party, he was also sober. (So were his very polite friends, who were not drinking.)
Yes, he carried a beer and maybe made you look bad in front of your religious friends, but how long ago was it that you’d have been thrilled if he was just even sober on a Friday night? (Let alone Monday morning.) Or wished that he wouldn’t drink and drive? Or even hoped that he’d hang out with friends, instead of being lonely and depressed in your basement?
There’s lots of good news here … let’s see it!
If you’ve heard it from me once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: we get what we vibrate.
So that means there is NO good reason to discount the positive news. We’re not setting ourselves up for disappointment if we think good things are in the works; we’re not motivating ourselves toward success by imagining potential problems; and we certainly aren’t headed in the direction of our dream come true by refusing to acknowledge the evidence that it’s on the way.
(I’m saying all this as a reminder to me as much as to anyone else who could use a refresher on this topic!)
For that reason, I’m inviting all of you to join me in a little 2.5 pound victory dance from wherever you’re sitting right now. Shake your shoulders, give a big smile, or do a little jig if you’re standing and holler “woo hoo!”
Even better, share YOUR good facts here to get a group investment going in what you’d like to see more of. It’s a simple way to grease your wheels for the journey to your dream come true.
PS – I’ll share the details of my LOA “diet” after I’ve proven it works as well as I think it does. In the meantime, thanks for sharing my fun facts with me, and yours with the rest of us! 🙂