Have you ever watched the movie, “The Big Fish”? One Sunday morning last summer I started watching it and I became hooked by the story of adventures told by a dying man to his estranged son who believes all his stories are “big fish stories”. It’s a funny, sweet film that made me laugh and cry. It beautifully brought home the point that everything in our life is based on our perceptions and beliefs.
What big fish stories do you have about yourself or someone else? Do you deny the possibilities of your life because your dreams seem too big, too unbelievable for you? Are you playing small in your business because it feels safe or you fear failure, rejection?
Or is it success you fear? I love this quote by Marianne Williamson. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness, that most frightens us.” Are you resisting stepping into your power because it may change some of your relationships?
I’m guilty of all of the above; we all have a tendency to keep ourselves stuck in some way or another. So today, ask what story you’re telling yourself about your goals, your dreams. Do you believe that all things are possible for you or that deep down you can’t have the life you envision?
In the movie, the father as a young man had an all encompassing desire to marry the young woman he loved nothing would stop him from capturing her heart. He spent years learning about her and preparing to be a good husband to her and sure enough he marries her much to his rival’s displeasure. He was clear on his intentions.
Today get clear on your intentions, what is it that you want to create in your life and then take 1 step towards it. It could be making a phone call, researching a topic, visualizing how it feels once you’ve achieved it. That’s how you begin to create your ideal life, step by step with belief and commitment that all things truly are possible.