There’s a story of a Zen master who falls off the edge of a cliff. As he falls, he grabs a berry bush sticking out of the cliff wall to keep from falling all the way down. To make matters worse, there’s a hungry tiger that sits at the bottom waiting for him. Knowing that he can’t hang on for much longer, what does the Zen master do? With his last ounce of strength, he picks a berry, puts it in his mouth, and enjoys it. End of story.
Being Present & How it Can Grow Your Success
So what does that mean for us? It means that being present is vital. It means that it’s not the situation that creates your outcomes in life; it’s always your reaction to the situation that will determine your life.
It’s Not Your Circumstance, It’s You
There is a part of you, your higher self, that wants to stay present. It wants to be with what you’re doing and where you’re at in any given moment, no matter what’s happening around you.
If you feel stuck, or like things aren’t moving or changing fast enough, or whatever negative weight you’re feeling, it’s because you’re not 100%, present with whatever is at your feet, even if it seems crappy.
Here’s the problem. You’re thinking, “Harv, you’re not giving me the answer that I want! I want to make a move and feel more satisfied now!”
I’m going to tell you something you’re going to hate: If you can’t be happy where you are, you aren’t going to be happy in the next place either. I firmly believe how you do anything is how you do everything.
While you are in this job/business you hate, practice enjoying where you’re at now. No matter the specifics of your unhappy situation, find the good in it while being present.If you can’t be happy where you are, you aren’t going to be happy in the next place either. Click To Tweet
Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
I am going to tell you something you’re not going to believe.
When you can do this, magic is going to happen. Something will unfold and call to you, and another opportunity is going to be standing right in front of you. Now, you can move to it with grace and without fear.
It’s because you’re coming to your life with a positive and enlightened energy instead of a fear-based, negative, contraction-based energy. This negative energy is only going to infect your next location. You probably won’t even see the next opportunity coming with this clouded vision.
I want you to do something totally counter-intuitive: Act as if you’re going to be at that crappy job for the next 25 years, and you’re not going anywhere.
Regardless of the area of life we’re talking about that you’re dissatisfied with, find the satisfaction in it. Don’t look for anything outside of it.
Even if you end up doing this for 30 days, 10 days, or three months, it doesn’t matter; find happiness where you’re at and just be open to the new things that come into your life.
The Silver Lining will Serve You
The point isn’t that you blindly accept people crossing your boundaries. Nor should you be a doormat in clearly unacceptable, intolerable situations that aren’t safe.
The point is that the satisfaction we’re all looking for — from who we want to be, to what we want to do, to what we want to have, isn’t something you can attain.
Just like your purpose or your calling, you don’t find your calling. Your calling finds you. You’ll know it when you are engrossed in present love and passion of doing something, and you’re not even thinking about it.
When the work comes from joy, happiness, passion, and excitement, that’s how you know. It comes from thinking, “I love doing this. When I’m doing this, I’m in my flow.”
You don’t have to love everything about it. I don’t love all the logistics about all of my workshops, courses, and webinars, but I love being in the moment and speaking with people around the world!
This is the fruit of being present and finding satisfaction now, even when it seems like there is none to find. This is how true happiness and success find you.
I’ve put together a FREE, brand-new online training to walk you through them. It’s called:
If you’ll join me for this FREE training, I guarantee you will be much better equipped to create real and lasting happiness in your life.
Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover:
- Why happiness is your natural state of being
- How to eliminate the true source of UNhappiness
- How to be happy AND achieve more in life
- The 7 precepts of happiness you MUST understand in order to be truly happy
And much, much more!
Remember, time is your most precious asset. In less time than it takes to sit through a few episodes of a Netflix show, you can attend this class and get on the path to a completely new and much more joyful life.
In fact, just by signing up, you’re taking your first action step in prioritizing your own happiness.
Click here to pick the best date and time for you. I hope to see you there!
What are your thoughts on the topic of being present? I want to hear from you!
For Your Freedom,