One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned over the last 4 years is that if you want it, you can have it. It really is THAT simple.
You don’t have to be able to see the path to getting it. You don’t need to know exactly how it will arrive. All you have to do is decide.
I am sitting in an airport in Newark, NJ right now. I am about to to spend 4 days with many amazing people, participating in one of the most well known personal development events in our country: Tony Robbins – Unleash the Power Within.
I made the decision to be here 3 months ago, unaware how exactly I’d afford the event ticket, the plane ticket, a hotel and food, considering we leave March 26th for 6 straight weeks of travel!
Every penny we had I was budgeting for New Orleans, Dallas, Austin, Arizona, Disneyland, Wondercon, Cancun, Stagecoach, and our trip up the coast to settle for a few months in Oregon. A weekend that runs a few thousand dollars was NOT in the budget.
I just decided I was going anyway.
Not to me!
I told my team, I text my friends, I posted on Facebook and got accountable to the fact that I would be here. What unfolded next is amazing.
Immediately after posting I found out that a group of people I knew were going to be there and they had arranged a group rate. I got the LAST TICKET, at a 1/3 of the normal price!
I looked into taking the bus, or even driving myself, and compared costs. Just as I was about to book a 15 hour bus / train ticket, I got a pop up on my phone from Delta, with a flight CHEAPER than a bus ticket.
As of about a week or so ago, I didn’t actually have a room, I was down to share with whoever and had gotten a few roommates to make it work, but they both decided not to attend. Uh oh crap LOL.
Well throughout this whole process I had made friends with the amazing woman who organized all this, and it turns out she has extensive travel experience and is part of some loyalty programs. Through our friendship, I was actually able to get a room for a fraction of what it would have cost me, and I’m not even sharing a room!
I slowly realized I had no suitable clothing for the weather and was so not trying to run out and buy a whole new wardrobe LOL. Again, an amazing friend arrived to save the day with her winter clothes and boots, just so happens out of the two people I know in Florida, one of them wears my size!
I went shopping and got all the best deals on snacks, even Lara bars were 10 for $10 for my paleo people, you know what’s up LOL. I was able to get a ride to the airport so I didn’t have to pay for a cab, which I was worried about since we don’t have a lot of people out here. Just one thing after another came through and when I decided I was going I had no solutions in mind for any of this!
Here is the thing, in order to have all this workout for me, I had to stay focused on taking action, staying open, being flexible, and taking opportunities when the arrived. I had to act to get that last ticket to the event, like RIGHT THEN. I had to agree to the room idea, without over thinking it, I had to sit at this airport for a few hours in order to meet up with someone, I had to plan ahead on food. I didn’t get to just think about it and wish. I had to think about it and WORK.
Stop wasting your time on all the bs reasons why something isn’t going to work. All you are doing is putting your energy and thoughts on the road blocks and obstacles. If you take that same energy and put it on solutions THEY WILL COME.
They may not be exactly just how you want them, but they will be there. You don’t get to decide the what AND the how. You can have the WHAT, let the universe decide the HOW <3