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Go for it

“You go for it. All the stops are out. Caution is to the wind, and you’re battling with everything you have. That’s the real fun of the game.” – Dan Dierdorf

What have you always wanted to do, but never had the courage to say – go for it – to yourself? So many of us choose things that we really don’t have our hearts invested in. Why not say yes to what really gets our engines going? Say “I can” to the things that matter to you most, and let go of the half-hearted living that is so easy to get used to.
I have always been a risk taker in a sense. But the risks are still within the safe zone for me. I tend to wistfully live through other people – and say “oh, I could never…”

Why not? What stops me? Fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of the known. Fear of making it work, fear of not making it work. The list can get exhausting.

Lately I have been using the simple words: guide me to the right people at the right time for the right and highest good. When I let go and just trust, every thing comes. And I get excited and teenage schoolgirl-ish inside EVERY single time. My heart nearly bursts when I think of all the little synchronicities, and “coincidences”. I truly believe that there are no coincidences in life. Others beg to differ but my life is proof of it.

I realize too though that I have been an active participant in “going for it”. Life doesnt knock on my doorstep and say “here is your latest dream, Lizzie.” I have to get off the loveseat and go search it out. Sometimes I accomplish things with quiet reflection and journaling, other times it is all about reaching out and acting on what I really want.

An acquaintance of mine recently landed his dream job in Ottawa. I asked him about the process to achieve it. “Liz, it’s simple. I just focused on the one thing I wanted, and I went for it with all I had in me.” He stood there smiling at me and I thought wow, it really is that simple.

One track mindedness can be a good thing to exercise when “going for it.” After all, if I can’t see it – how can it ever really happen? I have to be focused on what I want, or everything in life that I don’t want will have the power to distract me, and get me off path.

Patience is another skill that helps when a person is ready to go for it. I experienced this with my recent goal of a large weightloss. I took two years to achieve that goal, and it indeed took a lot of patience, and daily determination.

Believing in oneself is the foundation for success on any venture. If I believe I can, I will. If I believe I can’t I won’t. The beauty of believing in myself is that it attracts others who believe in life and everything that’s good about it also. People are always willing to help someone else achieve a goal. I have been beyond blessed when it comes to meeting people who have the skills and knowledge to share with me that I need in order to be successful.

I guess the beauty in “going for it” is the magic of faith that lives in that statement. How can you possibly fail with the simple idea and energy behind “go for it”? It might sound kind of corny but there is definite power in the words and messages we use every day. I am not rushing out to get a “Go for it” tattoo, but holding these three words in my head and heart gives me the “oomph” to keep going towards what I want on the days that I am scared and overwhelmed.

How can you start saying yes to your goals in a powerful way by just “going for it”. You’ll be surprised how life responds to those three simple words.