Move forward with positive intention, without forecasting regrets
How many times have you been told, “Be careful what you wish for, you may receive it”?
What was happening at the time?
Had you just achieved a goal, only to find unexpected consequences to your success? As you discussed these challenges with friends and family, did they share this particular bon mot with you?
Or maybe, you were in the early stages of chasing your dreams. As you outlined your lofty goals, someone decided to ground you a bit by tossing out a predictable and trite witticism.
What did you take away from this conversation, when it occurred? What is the underlying message of “Beware what you wish for…?”
It’s this: Achievement just brings trouble. Don’t bother.
Ask yourself, “Have I taken this message to heart?”
Have you secretly, and probably unintentionally, allowed yourself to be programmed to fear success?
Have you created a self-fulfilling prophecy for yourself that results in failure when you take action to achieve?
When you think about attaining your goals, do you think of all the challenges that will come not only on the path to achievement, but also as the new norm to your success?
Another, more sinister way to say this message is, “BEWARE what you wish for.” Now maybe you can better sense the monsters lurking in your dreams.
Let’s make a slight alteration to that sentence: Be Aware of What You Wish For.
How does that sentence resonate with you?
What’s the difference in the message?
To beware is to fear. It is to sabotage, or not even start on your path. It is to be a victim.
To be aware, is to know the challenges ahead. It is to create a roadmap of expectations. It is to plan. It is to be responsible.
Awareness brings self-empowerment.
Seemingly innocent messages such as “Be careful what you wish for, you may get it” impact our subconscious beliefs through repetitious exposure. After hearing this sentiment repeated over years and years and years, we can unconsciously take it to be a truth.
Add a few attempts at failing to meet a goal and that unconscious belief is reinforced.
You do not have to live with this programming. You can choose to erase this, and other, negative messages that are controlling your ability to achieve happiness.
Hypnotherapy can help to uncover these limiting beliefs, heal them and reprogram them into positive, empowering beliefs.
Contact me to change your programming. We’ll work together to create your Whole. New. YOU.
Daniel Olexa, CCHt