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Here’s your 4th Weekly Chi-Lift!…
Did you know that the word ‘try’ is a chi-drainer … rather than a chi-lifter?
Just this morning, I received a message from someone saying that they are ‘trying hard’ to take an action towards their B-All.
By it’s very nature and definition, it requires hard work to ‘try’ anything….thus the energy of ‘try’ is draining.
Why is this true?
Because, as someone wise informed me years ago, the essence of the definition of the word try is ‘looking good while failing.’
We were taught as children that we would be rewarded if we simply ‘tried’ to eat our vegetables, or ride a bike, or take a nap, or spell the word, etc.
Those asking us to ‘try’ did not really expect us to be successful. They just wanted us to take an action toward the goal…and if, we did, they would be pleased.
Conversely, if we did not at least ‘try.’ we would be punished or they would be disappointed.
‘Trying’ then came associated with doing something for others … rather than for ourselves.
Was this true in your life?
If so, then you are like me…you might feel a sense of dread, fear and/or concern whenever you begin a new project or experience anything for the first time.
For most of my life, I would freeze when given a new assignment at work or when presented with a new opportunity. It took me a long time to realize that underlying my fear was that I would not accomplish the project to the satisfaction of others.
It wasn’t until I heard Zig Ziglar say, ‘Anything worth doing, is worth doing … poorly … the first time!’
As I explain in Chapter 1 of ‘Chi-To-Be! Achieving Your Ultimate B-All’, this statement changed my life.
I began giving myself permission to stop ‘trying’ and start ‘experimenting,’ ‘playing,’ ‘solving,’ ‘discovering,’ and ‘ sampling’ new experiences…for and with me!
From those chi-lifting energies, I began accomplishing much more in a shorter amount of time with much more joy!!
And, this is why Chi-To-Be! Energy Surge #2 is ‘Do It Your Way…Any Way You Can!’
If you are ready to stop ‘trying’ and start accomplishing and achieving with more joy, I invite you to…
1. Create a game to catch yourself each time you use the word ‘try’ and replace it with a word that lifts your chi higher — such as ‘experimenting,’ ‘sampling,’ ‘discovering,’ or ‘playing.’
2. Post your your experience of playing with this Weekly Chi-Lift on the Chi-To-Be! Facebook group or the Chi-To-Be! LinkedIN group as a self-empowering declaration and an inspiration to us all. The links to these groups are provided to the right.
3. Read Chapter 1 of ‘Chi-To-Be! Achieving Your Ultimate B-All‘ or Listen to Session Sessions 1 of the ‘Chi-To-Be! Basic Series CDs’ for more Energy Surges related to this Chi-Lift.
4. Utilize the Chi-To-Be! AChievement Guideas a guided mentoring tool in identifying what you want and intend to have towards the aCHIevement of your goals and B-All!
In addition to these Weekly Chi-Lifts, I encourage you to participate in the Chi-To-Be! conversation groups on Facebook and LinkedIN. Share the discoveries you experience as you implement these ‘intentional activities’ to empower yourself and to provide inspirations to your fellow chi-lifters.
Thank you, again, for requesting to receive these Weekly Chi-Lifts. The burst of power will be released to you as you implement these ‘intentional activities’.
BE Empowered — BE Powerful — Take Life By Your B-All!
Copyright 2010 Stacey Hall and Chi-To-Be!, LLC
Stacey Hall, L.S.H., C.A.C., C.R.P., C.N.T.C
Whole-Life Success Expert
Chi-To-Be! Author, Creator, Catalyst