One of the most powerful questions I learned in Coach Training is this: Have you had enough?
It is the one that caused me to really stop and think about what I was complaining or whining or being cantankerous about. Have I had enough? Hmmmm…so, what my Coach was asking me, really, is Are you ready to do something about it?
You see, all the grumbling about my lot in life was taking me nowhere! Oh, sometimes it made me feel better – just being the victim of my circumstances; however, that feeling never lasted and I normally wallowed even deeper after my commiseration!
So – have I had enough…enough whining, worrying, being cranky and grumpy…that is what she was asking me! Because, until I had had an adequate amount of that, I would not be willing to actually look at what was in my way of making progress toward the life I wanted to live! And until one looks truthfully at what is getting in the way, one cannot take any action to do something about it!
If I continued to allow myself the pity-party, I would remain in that place of gloom and doom.
What you allow is what will continue!
I have had enough!
I am ready and willing to set aside the complaining and whining and being cantankerous. I am no longer willing to allow the negativity to hold me down.
When I give myself permission to look forward and create the masterpiece I call ‘my life’, my frame of mind shifts! The space around me is open, airy and light. So much more vibrant! Wow! Who knew?
I see possibilities and ideas and potential and promise! The fog of negativity is lifted and the path to follow seems much more clear. So now, I wonder: IF what I allow is what will continue – – does that mean, IF I allow opportunity, success, clarity and joy – will that continue? Yes – it really does work both ways.
Who knew? Coach knew! Thanks, Coach, for asking: Have you had enough?