A friend of mine, Wendy, is a cowgirl who loves to team rope. She is a heeler, a unique position for a woman because most heelers are men. A roper has more challenges to rope the feet of a steer, which are constantly moving and changing direction rather than roping the horns, which have limited movement.
During recent roping events, Wendy has been in the zone, capturing her target with ease. When she told me about roping in the zone, she said: “It is surreal. I barely want to breathe fearing my breath might disrupt the mental zone I have been in. Everything is going right. I can’t miss.”
I responded: “Why don’t you change your belief system to think you can rope in the zone the majority of the time?”
“Belief comes from repeated success under the same conditions,” Wendy said.
Most people believe you have to experience success before you can have success. My friend believed there was only one way to get into the zone—practice the physical skills long enough until she had the confidence to create the success.
What if the truth was something different? What if the truth was she created success because she believed she should be successful? It wasn’t the practice, which allowed her to rope in the zone. It was the belief system. The key was she had to feel she deserved success.
Wendy was practicing the law of attraction whether she knew it or not. The more she practiced, the more she told herself she was good, and the more she told herself she was good, the better she became.
We can impact the flow of Source energy through us by expanding or contracting ourselves through our thoughts, which create our beliefs and in turn create our reality. Choosing and practicing positive thoughts expands us and opens us up to the flow of Source Energy and abundance. Choosing to focus on negative thoughts contracts us and constricts the flow of Source energy, creating limitations in our abilities, talents and potential and our circumstances overall.
The key to Wendy’s success was her belief she deserved to have limited success, yet she couldn’t see the possibility of roping in the zone on a consistent basis. This was a belief she learned from other people.
You don’t have to be like Wendy. By shifting your worthiness paradigm, you can live your life in the zone. You don’t have to physically practice a skill 10,000 times to be deserving of success, but you do have to shift your belief system.
How do you match your desires with the feeling of worthiness?
1. Acknowledge you came from Source energy, and as such, you have the characteristics of Source energy.
2. You are a creator and have the ability to create your life through your thoughts.
3. We live in an abundant universe and are born with everything we need to live an abundant life.
4. We are born worthy. We don’t have to become worthy. It is our right.
5. Forgiveness has already happened. We are forgiven before we even act. We can shed our guilt and shame through this knowledge allowing more goodness to come in.
6. The more we are willing to give love (peace, joy, compassion, understanding, etc.) to others, the more we transcend our own fears and open ourselves up to the flow of love and abundance in our lives.
7. As we release resistance, and live in the state of receiving, we allow more goodness to flow through us.
If you are stuck like my friend Wendy in the old belief paradigm – that you have to work hard to be successful and then you can only touch the zone on occasion, then it is time to make a shift in your beliefs. You can only achieve what you believe and live what you believe you deserve.
Sherry Winn is an author, EFT Practitioner, Certified Law of Attraction and Master Life Coach and a motivational speaker, whose topics include “Making the Impossible Possible,” “Loving Challenges,” and “Catching Your Dreams.” As a former elite athlete competing at the Olympic Games in 1984 and 1988 in the sport of team handball and head collegiate coach for 23 years, she possesses a deep passion for helping others become motivated to reach their highest levels of success.
Winn overcame her fears and limitations when she contracted chronic pain at the age of 33 and was told by 17 different medical professionals there was no answer. Through books, meditation, mentors and Webinars, she discovered the power of healing through positive thinking.
To receive a free 50-minute Law of Attraction coaching session, or more information about Winn, she can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, through her website at www.ucancreatesuccess.com or on Facebook.