TSLS 0025 - Stop struggling, start thriving: A quick ten-minute guide to turning your writing day around
Are you struggling to finish, edit, promote or sell your creative project?
Trick question - the answer is no.
You are NOT struggling.
"Struggle" is a hideous word that teaches you to feel helpless about yourself, and it stems from an inaccurate, limiting belief that blocks gratitude from your life. Nothing good ever comes from the word "struggle".
The word struggle is the arch-nemesis of abundance.
I guarantee that 90% of the times you've used the word, it wasn't necessary. It's just a negative condition for your mind to attach itself to in times of stress, and doesn't better the situation in any way. What it does is just teaches your mind to despair, and surrender.
There are so many other ways to describe your situation which won't create negative conditions in your mind, and won't bring you down. Sure, you might not be achieving the results you want yet, but you're not struggling - you're manifesting, preparing, creating, strategising, recalibrating, pivoting, transforming, transitioning, working.
Instead of: “I’m struggling to make ends meet” try, "There's no limit to the amount I can earn today."
Instead of: “I’m struggling to find a character name” try, "I have all the time I need to discover the perfect character name."
Instead of: “I’m struggling to find an agent for my book” try, "I get closer to finding an incredible agent every single day."
Instead of: "I'm struggling to..." try, "I EXPECT to..."
Stop struggling, start manifesting.
I expect to change. I expect to receive. I expect to manifest.
Change your word from "struggling" to literally anything else, and I promise you'll feel better about yourself and the situation.
You might even unlock your brain and figure out a solution, simply because you're giving your brain the option to think in a completely different way. Radical. If you raise your expectations, your enthusiasm, your commitment and your intentions around the thing you want most from your creative career, The Universe has no other choice but to rise up and match the energy you're bringing to the situation.
Then, once you've generated the energy, you need to take action.
You manifest abundance by expecting good things from yourself and the universe, then stepping up to meet them.
Action is what closes the deal. Do what you think it would take to achieve the goal or dream you want. Give yourself to something, in the true spirit of abundance. Believe that whatever you do will come back to you in tenfold...
And then, be ready.
Over to you:
Do you use the word “struggle” when you don’t really need to? (or any other crutch word for that matter?) Let me know in the comments below!