Inspired Action vs. Efforting: hard work and hustle

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you. A joy.” Rumi

To be honest, not that long ago I didn’t even know what that quote meant. Not really.

Hustle and hard work

Because in the past I was all about hustle and hard work. And that worked to some extent. I was able to get jobs that way. Promotions. Get stuff done. I started a company with hustle and hard work.

But I was always burned out. All that hustle and hard work was exhausting. It makes me think of this from Abraham: “If you do not take the time to line up your thoughts, there is not enough action in the world to compensate for that misalignment.”

Getting out of my own way

Then I found coaching. By that I mean I got a coach and I eventually became a coach.

And that certainly helped me get out of my own way. Coaching helped me move away from perfectionism and people pleasing, away from performing and proving myself. Those things had always been such energy drains for me. So there was some relief.

But even with coaching, there was still a lot of efforting and friction, both personally and professionally. There were good days and bad days. But life was OK.

And then I found Law of Attraction

I get goose bumps just thinking this: Everything is different now. Everything.

Now my definition of success is joy. I only do things I enjoy. I only do things in joy. I’m only interested in going downstream. There’s no more striving to get upstream. I’m all about flow. Today I have an actual relationship with fun—something I hadn’t had for years. Maybe since I was a kid.

Feeling good is my #1 priority.

Before I might have seen joy as a byproduct of achieving a goal. And now joy IS the point.

“The purpose of your life is joy. The measure of your success is joy.” —Abraham

I couldn’t agree more!

I no longer believe in suffering on the journey no matter how fantastic the destination might be. I truly believe, as Abraham says: “You cannot have a happy ending at the end of an unhappy journey.”

A friendly Universe and joy

You know, the Universe is friendly. The Universe WILL conspire with you. But you have to do your part and feel good first.

Today this from Abraham guides my life and my coaching:

Let your standard of success be your achievement of joy. For in the finding of joy, you are finding vibrational alignment with the resources of the Universe.”

Think about that: Finding joy is lining up with the resources of the Universe. Isn’t that what we all want?

So here’s my question to you: Are you ready to have more joy in your life? Are you ready to line up with the resources of the Universe?

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