Suppose you fear running out of money. For years you plug along, paying bills, affording few luxuries or niceties, and you consistently manage to pay your bills. You are always afraid that you’re going to run out, however.
Suddenly, your fear materializes before you. You do not have enough money to pay next month’s bills. We are not discussing fear anymore … since the event that was feared is now real – we are discussing how to face a challenge.
Inertia sometimes creates an opportunity for grandstanding circumstances. For example, if you have for years pretty much disregarded your daughter, then a fear of yours, something dreadful happening to someone in your family, may just grandstand its appearance to present you with an opportunity to snap out of your inertia – your unwillingness to acknowledge her in a positive way. This may happen through injury or accident or her moving out, it doesn’t matter what wave carries the message.
This scenario is highly possibly because given your treatment of her, she is likely looking for evidence of your love. A challenge which would cause your acknowledgement of her would provide the opportunity – therefore, this circumstance satisfies two needs, 1. Your need to get off your ass in appreciating her and 2. her need to feel that you love her.
Your inertia caused circumstances, or contributed to circumstances, being stirred up. Every challenge provides an opportunity and the opportunity is usually personal not random. Back to our fear of running out of money, how long did you have this fear? If the possibility as you understood it of money becoming in short supply persisted, why didn’t you take action to avoid it? You, perhaps, could have gone for additional training to improve your skills and income potential. You could have job searched in order to step up your salary with another firm. You could have approached your human resources department about a career track that may improve your possible future income. There are many alternatives.
You had options, but apparently, the pain of worrying was not great enough to cause you to act. Now you have to act because you are at the end of the line. I’ll bet with certainty that you are brainstorming ways out of this mess, now.
The answer of course lies in preventing your fears from coming true by acting in advance of the ones that are really possible – not just figments of an overactive imagination. In the last article, we discuss unfounded fears and how to eliminate them. If your fear is actually a possibility, then act accordingly. Get the roof fixed before your house floods.
Acting in advance of the challenge is of little comfort to you now – since the challenge exists. What I am about to tell you sounds strange – but it is true. The path towards overcoming this challenge is going to unfold. You will come out of it through will, persistence, imagination, and strength. While you are going through it, you can smile or cry. Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? The challenge is going to be resolved. You can smile or you can cry. Interestingly, by the nature of the law of attraction, if you smile, the challenge’s resolution will come more easily than if you are embittered and full of debilitating fear.
The problem is here. Creatively seek a solution and you will because you are resilient and wise, and don’t forget to seek the reason why this challenge was presented to you. There was an opportunity and perhaps, next time, when you have an issue, or fear, or inertia, you can act in advance of welcoming a challenge.
My word to you, once again, is that your thoughts and your energy create your reality. Make your life a happy one.