It’s all in the mind

So I’ve been really struggling to write this over the past few days. It feels like a year has passed since I last wrote (that’s how much stuff has gone on, so I am finding it hard to decide what to tell you!)

So I’ve really felt a shift in my thinking.
Last time I told you I’d been struggling, and last week a few things happened that could’ve been quite disastrous, however I really believe because I made the decision NOT to let them affect me, they didn’t eventuate into big issues.

So my diet’s been consisting of food from the ground or from an animal, and as close to nature as possible.
However, I had a ‘What the hell am I doing? I’m not fit enough, strong enough, good enough for TV!!’ moment which had me munching on hard lollies
(whoops! weak moment! I did change my thinking around, but it wasn’t until the damage had already been done.)

So I chomped on something really hard.
That hard bit was my back tooth.
I swallowed it.

Isn’t it interesting how the Universe has a way of kicking you in the butt. My punishment was that I snapped off and then swallowed my tooth.
I obviously needed an arse kicking.
Thanks Universe!

So I put off finding a Dentist.
My thinking was if I was going to Hurt Camp, then surely I could put up with a snapped off tooth. But the reality wasI was being a cheapskate.
We all know how much pain (both physical and financial) it can be to get work done on our porcelain pearlers.
My focus was on setting up my business not fixing something which should never have happened.

Anyway I got over it.

I concentrated on feeling good.

I told myself ‘there’s a reason why this happened’ and I was quite intrigued to see what good would come from this.

I was out running in the sunshine (feeling really good) and I ran past a Dentist.
I booked an appointment, but I chose not to think about the ‘worst case scenario’ that the Dental Assistant told me about.
haha to be honest I actually thought the Dentist was surely going to be a bit of a spunk.

Turns out I was right!

He was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G, made me feel amazing, and was pretty adorable really (and he wasn’t wearing a wedding ring. Yes I looked ok 😉
Turns out my tooth only cost me a few hundreds dollars to fix too. Massive bonus!

A few weeks ago we had a storm.
It was my first real storm since arriving in Australia.
I had my windows open in my bedroom (as you do) but the storm brought sideways rain.
It completely soaked my bed AND my 3 month old MacBook Pro.
Yeah not ideal.

Last week the laptop acted like it was possessed and I thought the water damage must have caught up with it.
Anyway to cut a long story short, it could’ve (and really should’ve) been an expensive exercise.
I focused on staying positive and feeling good.
Apple didn’t find water damage and they fixed my MacBook beauty.

I was in utter shock.

Last week I found myself driving down the wrong side of a busy one way road in my stress to make my business mentoring meeting.
Now that could’ve been disastrous (but turns out there was a lull in the traffic.)
Yet again, I was lucky.

Rushing to make it to work on time I parked my car 4km from work, took my bike out, and cycled into town from there.
I was in such a rush I left my Ute (my gorgeous, spunky, H.O.T Ute – yes I do really love my car! 😉 unlocked.
UNLOCKED!
When I finished work at 1am, it was still there.
Yet again, I was lucky.

Luck is a funny thing.

I personally believe there’s no such thing as ‘luck.’

Being lucky or unlucky is  just an outward expression of what you are thinking, what you have created in your life.
Where you are in your life right now is the result of the choices you have made
(which is in direct relation to your thoughts and beliefs about yourself.)

If you don’t like what you’re doing, who you hang around with, how much you earn, how your life is; you have created it.
Yes YOU.

Yeah i hear you saying ‘But I’m a product of my experiences!‘
‘It’s not my fault my parents couldn’t afford to send me to Uni and now I have a crap paying job’ . . .
‘I didn’t choose to have a boyfriend that abused me!’ . . .
‘I not smart enough’
‘I’m just big boned’
‘But I have kids, I can’t….’

So why is it people can have the same thing happen to them, but respond in different ways ?
For example you’ve heard of people that have lost the use of their legs in a car accident, and they go on to do and achieve amazing feats, saying that the car accident was the best thing that could’ve happened to them; but then someone else could believe that their life is over.
The same experience, yet how people CHOSE to respond to the situation gave them a different outcome.

So you have created everything in your life right now.

But that’s the exciting thing!

You also have the power to change whatever you want in your life!!

Yes you!

Regardless of what has happened to you. You have the power to change your life.

You truly can decide which path of life you wish to take, you can set your sail and get to wherever it is you want to go.

Yes even if you are:
Too fat

Too stupid

Too old

Too lazy

Too poor

Too quiet

Too impatient

Too time poor

Too tired

Not adventurous enough

Not motivated enough

Not skilled enough

Not confident enough

(The fact that you see yourself as any of those things, means you’re actually creating more opportunities for the Universe to prove you’re right – so if you’re telling yourself you’re too (fat, old, poor etc) so you will continue to be that way!!
– I’ll save this discussion for another time 😉

So why don’t you start by creating our own ‘luck’?

You can choose how you respond to situations that happen to you.
And yes EVEN if someone smashes into your car and you don’t have insurance, you can always decide how you respond.
Like attracts like, so the more negative feelings and thoughts you have, the more negative things you will attract into you life.

If you want things in your life to change, you have to change things in your life.

It’s that simple!

No complaining about it, no excuses, no ifs, buts or maybes.
Take responsibility for how things are in your life right now, but then make a decision to change them.
You can!
I know you can!!

Till next time friends 🙂

xx

By andreapeebles

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