Not all choices are equal.
One choice can create a magnificent result in record time. Another choice will create nothing but an impotent experience.
Just two months ago, a client who owns an architectural firm experienced some creative tension when a big business opportunity fell flat. This opportunity which would have catapulted his business was dependant on another who judged his pipeline of 6 months worth of committed business as being not enough. In all the discussions, what most inspired him about that opportunity was that it was a vehicle to create at a much bigger level.
When it fell flat, he decided to create at a much bigger level anyway. The energy in him was full of fire.
I spoke to him yesterday, and he humbly said, ‘I just realised yesterday that we now have 1.5 years of confirmed business in the pipeline, with up to 3 years of confirmed business currently proposed’.
This happened in 2 MONTHS. This is a QUANTUM RESULT; a result of a very SIZEABLE NATURE that occurred in 2 MONTHS. That’s crazy!!!
I also know that the projects created were projects of the kind he had given himself the permission to work with. They were big ones.
A few days ago I was interviewing another client in her home in Malabar. She and her husband are creating a micro brewery. They were looking for a warehouse and they knew exactly what they wanted. A week ago they visited two warehouses. None were perfect. She said to me ‘I don’t want to have choice where I am deciding between two substandard options. I want to walk into a place and say ‘How could we not?’.
An hour after I visited her in Malabar, I received a message saying ‘We’ve found THE place. It’s a GOODIE’.
I remember this time four years ago, after a two year period of failure after failure, I made a nonreturnable choice that I HAD to experience the powerful version of me. I invested in a coach that I couldn’t afford but I knew that I had no choice but to partner with her. She asked me what I’d like to make in the following year and I said a crazy and very specific figure that had been in my consciousness for years and as I spoke it, it felt like a totally unreachable and unrealistic fantasy. I exceeded that number by $100K before the year ended.
You know that you have really chosen it WHEN YOU CANNOT BUT MAKE A CHOICE TO CHOOSE THAT THING THAT IS CALLING YOU.
Anything else is a choice of a substandard experience.
‘Maybe’, ‘I’d like to’, ‘I’m thinking about it’, ‘I’m hoping’ are impotent choices of non creation. They belong to the ‘one foot in and one foot out’ version of choice that values (perceived) safety over creation.
I asked permission to share this post from the two people I mentioned here. The architect responded with this comment “I see that my most powerful decisions are made through the Self that sees with the eyes of God…and what that quantum connected Self sees, and knows, is still a challenge for my human self to see and understand. It can perhaps be more easily FELT, as a gut feeling of something already there. The projects and the revenue were already there, I was just ‘Thinking’ I needed something new and different (the other party) to access them. As soon as that belief was removed, the opportunities began to flow freely.”
It’s true. Sometimes we don’t have the internal freedom to unequivocally choose that thing that we desire because there are things in the way. And in all the examples above, there had been things in the way and we cleaned them out. Had this cleaning not taken place, a substandard result would have been experienced.
So, if you have not got that thing that you thought you chose, have a look at the energy of the choice. Describe the energy and then enquire if there was an assumption hiding in your unconsciousness, like with the architect who believed that he needed the other party to create the projects and revenue that he then went onto create himself.