I was speaking with a prospective Master Key Mentoring client. He was telling me what he wanted to attain and what he wanted to do. As he told me his goals, I noticed something — something just popped into my head.
One of his goals was that he wanted to tithe to his church. He wanted to give a portion of the money he made to his church so that they could perform good deeds.
As you well know, giving is important. The amount doesn’t necessarily matter. It’s mainly the idea that you are putting yourself — and your money — out there so that it will do good for others.
I asked this person, “How much do you give now?”
His response was, “Nothing. It’s something I want to do when I have more money.”
I responded, “Why not begin giving now? Just give yourself permission to give now. It doesn’t have to be a lot. You don’t have to make a grand gesture. Every little bit counts and as your income grows, then what you give can grow with it.”
This seemed common-sensical to me.
It was a revelation to this person.
What I have discovered from coaching so many Master Key Coaching clients is that more often than not, it’s not that a person doesn’t know how to achieve a goal; it’s not that a person doesn’t have the means; nor is it that the person isn’t willing.
What happens far too often is that the person — like you — is probably just not giving themselves permission to do the thing they want to do!
Instead of just allowing themselves to do or get the thing they want, they make excuses about why they can’t!
If they want to tithe, they say it won’t be enough.
If they want a new car, instead of investigating the various financing options that are available, they just file that goal under the heading “Pipe Dream” or, even worse, “Later.”
Instead of springing into action on their idea, they over-think things and instead of inventing ways to make it happen, they invent reasons why it won’t work — without even trying!
Stop it! Now.
Give yourself permission to live how you want to live, to do what you want to do, to get what you want to get.
You are ALLOWED to do so!
This is your life. Live it. Own it.
What is the difference between you and the people who “made it,” who succeeded?
Beyond what they did, beyond what they thought, beyond the actions they took and the alliances they made, it was the fact that in the beginning, when they first conceived their goal, they gave themselves permission to go after it.
Far too often, I speak with people who deny themselves their goals and their dreams, no matter how simple they are. And the only reason they do so is because they don’t give themselves permission to just go for it.
Give yourself permission to chase your dreams.
Give yourself permission to catch your dreams.
Give yourself permission to live your dreams.
If it will help you, I give you permission.