Getting better, actively rising above, coming in to your own, living large and getting larger. “Feeling damn good, I’m on the up and up!”
So while the past two years may have had a lot of us feeling like we are on down side, we now have this incredible opportunity with a new year and a fresh start, to be on the upside.
Often times the phrase, “up and up” means being honest, and I think in order to be on the up and up as a whole, honesty is required.
This honesty has to come from within. We have to know who we are and what we want and while that may sound simplistic, some of us don’t have a clue. We might say we want one thing but if we break it down, we may realize the reason we want it, actually has nothing to do with why we thought we did.
A friend of mine gave me this exercise the other day and I thought it was brilliant so I am going to share it with you.
What do you want? Ask yourself. Now ask yourself why you want it 7 times in a row. Each time you ask the why, write down your answer. When you get to the 7th time of asking why you want something, you are going to see that the reason you want it, has nothing to do with your original thought as to why you thought you wanted it in the first place.
You can do the same exercise with need as well. What do you need and why do you need it.
You see, when we know what we want, we can make a plan to go after getting it. Without knowing the why though, we can stay stuck and feel blocked because we don’t know which direction to go in.
Without any direction, you will be driven by unconscious beliefs and continue to do the same things over and over again without making any progress.
When you find out your why, you become the driver of your life and the only way you can go is up.