How do you shift your thinking when it falls out of alignment? That is bound to happen now and then.
Up until now, we’ve been operating in our lives by following our habits. Those habits have created a path in the forest that is our mind.
I’ve created a path for myself through that forest. It takes me to a clearing which had a certain level of contentment and happiness. It included some frustration and dissatisfaction in my relationships.
The same can be said about my health and fitness. The path had taken me to where I was and I wasn’t satisfied.
If I want to get to a new clearing, to the beautiful new meadow over there, I have no choice but to create a new path. I have to blaze a new trail.
The same path that I’ve already worn, that’s already been created and the one I’ve always followed, is not going to get me to the beautiful meadow. I desperately want to reach the clearing in the forest that holds all the lovely flowers of my relationship, the beautiful trees of my parenting and the babbling brook of my health and fitness along with the pretty butterflies for my business.
What do you really want?
I want to show up as the best mom that I can be.
A really epic love relationship is something I desire. I want to be so connected to my husband and have great sex. I want to fall in love with him over and over again, every day.
I want to be in the best shape of my life and be in a bikini all the time and be rocking my body at 48 years old.
My mission is to help and to serve more women. I want to show women that life’s not all suffering. I want to help them live the life of their dreams and I want to do that in a big way. I want to help young girls know that they can be, do and have anything they want in their life. I want to help more women step out of their feelings of overwhelm and step into more daily lasting happiness.
I want to create a community of women around me that are so badass and so amazing that they support every huge dream we share and celebrate every win – both massive and minuscule.
I want to be close with my family, close with my friends and community that live locally and connected to friends and community that live all around the world.
I want to travel and have epic experiences.
Those awesome and amazing elements are all features of the meadow in the forest that I have to get to.
What does your meadow look like?
Everyone’s is a little different.
Stephanie two point zero wants to go down the path to the new clearing. But here’s the thing, new tools are necessary to dig through the forest to get to that clearing. There’s not a worn-down easy path from here to there.
There’s a worn-down easy path that got me to the place in my life that I’ve always lived in. It’s an old and familiar clearing. That clearing wasn’t so pretty. It held the weeds of frustration and the dying tree stumps of overwhelm and yelling. I was yelling at my kids all the time. I was on the path of least resistance, one where I felt I wasn’t enough and where I was willing to settle for a crummy relationship.
That path has already well-worn and dug out and easy to follow because I’ve thought those thoughts over and over and over again.
So now I want to get to a new place. The beautiful meadow that I know is there because I planned out the new clearing. I can see it through the trees because I’ve been doing a little bit of work and I’ve been getting clear about what I really want.
How do I get to the new place?
I need tools to start chopping down the trees and the overgrowth. I need to break a new trail and clear the way.
Those exact tools are the ones I’ll be sharing with you in Badass Life Intensive. We’re going to talk about canceled processes and gratitude and your state and getting into the feeling place and how to best use all these new tools.
Your Tool-Belt Will Be Full
You’ll be picking up this ax and that sledgehammer and you’ll be chopping through the underbrush and cutting away the trees on your way to your beautiful meadow.
Here’s what I’ve found as I’ve begun to blaze a trail through the forest to the new meadow: There are a lot of trees that need to be cleared and another big tree up there that takes a LOT of work and energy and then just when I think I’m through, Holy Shit, there’s a path over here that’s a lot easier to follow and I tend to jump back onto the worn down path that’s already cleared and easy to follow.
We have to remember that the simple path will not get us to that clearing.
The things that you’ve done in the past, the thoughts that occupied your mind and the feelings you felt are not going to get you to the big desired end result.
The beautiful meadow is over there. We’ve got to think new thoughts. We’ve got to do different things and that might mean getting out your journal and writing about what you really want. It might mean joining this program and inviting a friend to come along for the journey. It will mean doing the homework, writing new affirmations and stating them every morning. It will mean utilizing all these new tools in your tool-belt that I’m going to teach you.
But Guess What? It’ll be worth it.
It will all work beautifully because new patterns and habits will be formed and a new path through the forest to the pristine meadow will be forged.
Once you create your new path, it gets easier to follow.
Meanwhile, the old path becomes so overgrown that it’s impossible to follow that one. You don’t want to go down that path anymore.
Setbacks may still occur and you may just find yourself slugging it out on the old path, but you won’t stay there long. It’s harder to keep digging yourself out. You’ll find your way back to the new path even quicker next time. You’ll use your new tools and clear a new way forward.
I’ll see you there.