As I look back on my life I notice that I have always put a lot of pressure on myself to make things happen. Whether in sales, finances, relationships, fitness I had always felt it was up to me to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. Perhaps you know this feeling.
Basically I would go out each day trying to hit the HOMERUN. The problem with trying to MAKE IT HAPPEN each day is that you can STRIKE OUT a lot. With the new economy this HOMERUN approach can leave you or me frustrated, confused and wondering, "WHAT IS MY PROBLEM?" Because we try hard to MAKE IT HAPPEN and things don't work out like they used to. Have you been feeling this lately?
A few months ago I found that my problem was that I was putting too much pressure on myself. Instead of trying to be the HOMERUN hitter I needed to switch roles and perhaps you can too...
YOU WANT TO BE THE PITCHER!
...and here is why:
Because we have a friendly, helpful, powerful, loving God who is there to be our HOMERUN hitter when we need HIM. Our role is to simply PITCH to HIM and allow HIM to deliver in the clutch for us.
By pitching we are not on the sideline. We are still actively involved in the events of our life, but the pressure is way less. We don't need Major League Pitching skills. We can start right where we are at by moving toward that which we desire.
BY PITCHING I really mean our THOUGHT life. The THOUGHTS we think become the results we often see. If we could PITCH thoughts consistent with the UNIVERISAL LAWS that our loving GOD gives us HE can go out and HIT THE HOMERUN (put us in the right place and the right time and have desired results happen).
Now I spend more time being AWARE of the THOUGHTS I am putting out to the universe. Has that has changed for the better, GOD has been able to hit way more HOMERUNS for me. I take the singles, doubles and triples too!!
Chuck Carstensen is a Realtor with The Discovery Team at RE/MAX; helping buyers, sellers, and investors of residential real estate. He is a Dynamic Life Coach; The Discovery Coach- "Helping you discover your talents, desires and purpose." Carstensen is a speaker and co-author in the best selling book series Wake Up...Live the Life You Love: Your Wake Up Moments (NOW available go to http://tinyurl.com/wakeupmoments).