What’cha looking for?

Tay and Val looking for hopes and dreams of Latin America

What do you look for daily?

When everyone around us told us that we were not going to survive Mexico – that we’d be robbed or mobbed and everything else in between; that we were “defenseless” – we fought really hard internally not to believe them… And we still we got scared.

We didn’t want to die.

Fear got into our space and we began seeing EVERYTHING as a threat to our lives.

We wouldn’t leave the house after sundown. We carried our bags strapped in front us. And with every 3-5 steps, we’d turned and looked behind our backs, just to make sure we weren’t being followed.

We became paranoid. We began looking for danger.

Well, we got what we were looking for – a near death experience.

The experience shocked us out of our fear-based reality, and taught us to look for something else. 

This was what we found:

Choose what you’re looking for.

Remember your stack of “Current Fears” post-it notes from this one powerful exercise?

How do you turn those fears into empowering beliefs that help you see what you can do – that you’d not only survive (like we did) – you’d triumph and thrive?

Follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Take a deep breath, then using a pen, strike out fear number one
  2. Replace it with a belief that empowers you – write it down
  3. Work through that whole list

That’s it.

Now you have a stack of empowering beliefs through which you see and manifest your reality.

Choose better

We call them our “power-ups” – reminders to choose what we’re looking for.

So the next time you find yourself running into your deepest fears left-right-and-center, ask yourself – “What’cha looking for?” – and choose again.

Leave a reply in the comments section below and share what “power-ups” you chose over those fears.

We’d love to hear from you, and your choices might inspire others to choose better, too!

 

Cheers to choosing better,
@taynval

 

P.S. Know someone who’s limited and bounded by fears and could do with some “shock therapy” (laughs included)? Share this and this post with them!

2 Comments on “What’cha looking for?”

  1. Naomi Teeter

    Love your story and power ups!! :)
    I have mantras I use to use to push me past the fear to do what I need to do.
    I find that looking to all of the times that things worked out okay (instead of the failures) also helps me take the steps I need to.

    What it really boils down to, is what you two young ladies said… Ask yourself a better question. <3

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