You cannot be anywhere but in the right place at the right time.
Yet, how often do we say: I don’t want to be where I am.
It has also been said: Wherever you go, there you are. In other words: You are always here.
Habitually, we label our experiences with a like/dislike reaction.
Can you detect even the slightest element within yourself of not wanting to be doing what you are doing?
If you follow my work, you most likely have heard me speak of my leadership laws. The first leadership law is to: “See things as they are, not better or worse than they are.”
It’s easy to think things are better than they really are. It’s also easy to make excuses for why things are worse than they appear to be. We’ve all been trained to focus on lack and limitation. All the reasons why something happened or failed to happen doesn’t matter. A leader’s job is to “See things as they are, not better or worse than they are.”
When you accept the moment as it is, you release any judgement you may have of something being “good” or “bad.”
You become fully conscious.
You enter a state of non-resistance.
The moment you stop resisting “what is,” is the moment you begin to see things you never saw before.
This is what it means to be fully present. To enter a world of infinite possibilities that only exists when we let go of “resisting” and “judging” the circumstances that grace our path.
Have you ever noticed that answers miraculously emerge when you stop complaining about a situation you find yourself in?
The problem is never the problem.
The problem is the “story” your mind creates about the problem.
It doesn’t matter where you, what you’ve done, or what you failed to do.
All that matters is where you are—right here, right now!
Today, like every day, is a new beginning.
Today is an opportunity to let go of the past and focus on the present moment.
Leaders don’t ask: Why is this happening to me?
Instead, they recognize that the situation they find themselves in was sent their way to make them better.
Imagine, for a moment, that you are exactly where you are supposed to be. The task in front of you, is in fact, something you were in meant to do. Maybe it’s the start of the next big thing in your life. Maybe it’s a stepping stone to get you on the right track.
When I reflect back, I am amazed that the challenges I would often complain about were the same ones that supplied me with the wisdom and experience to succeed where I am today. I bet the same is true for you.
Now imagine if we all approached today as a NEW BEGINNING. If we put aside our resistance and judgements and instead started to accept the situation in front of us as an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. Imagine the difference that would make—both personally and professionally.
If you would like some help with your current situation, let’s schedule an introductory call.
In the meantime, tune into this week’s episode of the Getting Results podcast— E62: Three Leadership Laws Every Leader Should Live By. In this episode, I unpack all three of my leadership laws. While I talked about the first one here, if you’re interested in hearing about the other two, check out: E62: Three Leadership Laws Every Leader Should Live By.