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Ever wonder if you’re self-sabotaging yourself? Ever look at other people and see what they’ve created in your life and ask yourself, “Why can’t I do that? Why Am I not doing that?”
In my own life I’ve worked incredibly hard at times to create the life I want for myself. In other moments I felt like I was self-sabotaging myself.
In this piece I’ll share with you my own journey from working hard to working smarter to living consciously. I’ll tear apart the old wisdom of working harder and smarter and show you why it’s old age advice. The new way to live is to LIVE CONSCIOUSLY. I’ll then share with you the importance of creating from a space of higher consciousness.
One month ago I was anxiously ticking away at my desk creating the digital space and platform to host my next digital product. I was excited and anxious to finish the process. At one point, when uploading some files onto the server, I grew impatient and slammed my fist down onto the desk. Unfortunately, my anger and impatience costed me a one month delay in the release of my digital product. Furthermore, it costed me $1000 for a new laptop to continue my work, and a $800 data recovery and new internal hard drive.
Now I’ve always gone on the adage of working harder and smarter will get you to where you want to be in life. Wealth, happiness, fulfilment and all those other things we naturally desire as human beings. However, I’m starting to learn now that the most important gift we can give ourselves and the world is to LIVE CONSCIOUSLY.
What does it mean to live consciously?
Simply it means to take full responsibility for your thoughts, emotions, and actions. You can’t control what comes into your mind. However, you can control what you want to act on. In that moment before I slammed my tight fist onto the desk thereby unconsciously draining my bank account of nearly $2000 and delaying my product launch by one month I learned something vital. That the energy we create from is just as important, if not more important, then the very thing that we are creating.
I work with entrepreneurs and managers and other people who have to maintain a level of responsibility around managing time and processes. They’re on the move constantly and always looking for a quick short cut. They get easily frustrated when things don’t go according to plan. They complain to me that they have to fight fire after fire. So now I ask them, “Why do you fight fire after fire over and over again? Would you like to stop and start creating from a different space?” They look at me puzzlingly but after I explain to them this important Law of Creation they then have those “aha” moments that remind me of why I do the work that I do.
THE EMOTION/ENERGY YOU USE TO CREATE SOMETHING WILL FILTER INTO THAT PRODUCT OR PROCESS.
If you create from a space of franticness and anxiety, then you will build a business or product that reveals this. You will make mistakes, miss gaps, and be forced to go back and pay for your lack of care and attention to detail. Naturally, we make mistakes when we create from a space of anxiety. We unconsciously create problems for ourselves further down the road. In the short-term it may appear that we’re on track and moving at a fast-pace however in the long run you’re circling back and filling in the gaps that you missed.
In my 10 seconds of anger and impatience I created for myself a month of delays in a product launch and lost $1800. Creating is hard, destroying is easy. That’s why it’s so important that we LIVE CONSCIOUSLY. If you live in this way you may appear to be going at a slower pace than people who are creating from a frantic space however you won’t have to circle back around and fill in those nooks and crannies you missed.
We want to create from a space of being high up on the ladder of consciousness.
What is the ladder of consciousness?
Whatever it is that you want to create in this ask yourself, “Am I creating from a space that I’d want to experience life from?” If you’re not recognize that the emotion you generate in the act of creating something will multiply and grow. Slow down and ask yourself, “From what emotion would I like to create?”
Asking yourself this question and then consciously CHOOSING to create from that space will afford you a more enjoyable experience of life and your creations.