Take your foot off the brake and Accelerate your life

You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great!
Les Brown

I remember how scary it was when I first started to drive. I was seventeen and lived in York, the old one! I wanted all drivers off the road so I could proceed without fear. The whole experience was totally daunting. We all know the scenario. Tentatively moving at 10 miles an hour, tightly gripping the steering wheel, looking straight ahead, foot covering the brake at all times, thinking of the deadly things that could happen, if we dared to accelerate.

Many people live like this every day. Afraid of what might happen if they let go. Longing to move forward yet still holding back. Take a moment to identify any area of your life where you may be keeping the brakes on? It could be your health, career, finance, relationships, spirituality or personal development. If you are ready to accelerate, Read on.

As a Health and Success Coach I support acceleration in life with speed and ease. I witness the same obstacles in people over and over again. Three of the most powerful brakes that halt success are fear, procrastination and negative self-talk.

Now lets get really clear, brakes do have a function. Would you want to get in a car without brakes, no thanks! We need to have some control and know that we are safe. That’s the purpose of brakes they give the option to slow down or stop whenever needed. Fear also has a purpose. The problem arises when you get stuck in habitual behaviour.

Instead of facing issues, if they arise, we create issues and behave as if they are real. Fear has been defined as False Evidence Appearing Real or Forget Everything And Run. Sound familiar? We fear things that have not, and need not ever happen. Be prepared to release fear and reach for success. The simplest way is to replace fear with faith. Ask yourself this question. “What would I do if I were not afraid? What do you dream of? Remember most things you fear never happen.

Procrastination is the art of diverting energy away from reaching your highest potential. Energy flows where attention goes. Or put another way, if you say ‘you can’ or ‘you can’t’ you are absolutely right. The person who speaks to and influences you most is you! Yes, you talk to yourself 24/7 a lot more than any other person. What do you say? Do you have stalling negative self-talk going on in your head?
Now don’t get me wrong, you have accelerated more than most, you have taken risks, followed your passion and stepped into your life purpose. You are living what other people only dream of. However I am talking about your highest potential and we all know, no-matter how high we climb there is always further to go. It’s as if the creator sees how well you have handled your blessings and gifts in life so far and then says, “great you are the perfect person to do this,” and its time to step up all over again.

When we choose to work in the field of CAM (complementary and Alternative Medicine)its more than a career it’s a life purpose, a responsibility; you have answered a calling to make our world and the people in it healthier, happier and wiser. So what is unfolding in your own life at the moment, what will really allow you to move even closer to your highest potential?

What can you do to accelerate your life? The three greatest accelerators are clarity, confidence and taking action. It’s all about daring to live your best life and moving beyond your comfort zone into the fast lane. Where are you now and where do you want to be in your life and work? Whatever you perceive, no matter how big or small can be achieved. Visualise to materialise is a powerful tool we use in coaching.

1. Spend a moment visualising a clear image of where you want to be.
Clarity makes dreams reality.
2. Create an action plan, a road map detailing all the steps needed to reach your ultimate goal. Planning is an important success tool. If you don’t plan for success you are planning to fail.
3. Step into your confidence. If that’s easier said than done, use a very old trick. Act as if. Surprise yourself with how effective you can be when you believe in yourself and start acting as if you have already achieved your goals.
4. And most importantly, take action.

So much can be achieved with speed and ease using these four simple steps. I worked with a professional woman who had achieved a high position in the corporate world. She wanted more balance in her life and trained to become a therapist while still in employment. We worked on her spiritual development. She created time each day for spiritual practise. She also visualised where she wanted to be in two years time. After exploring all possibilities and letting go of some negative self beliefs, she started to take positive steps forward and within less than a year she was receiving her first clients in her new therapy centre in California.

‘The universe dreams a bigger dream for you than you dream for yourself’ to quote Oprah. So if you want to reach your highest potential and make the REST of your life the BEST of your life. Take your foot off the brake and accelerate!

Author's Bio: 

Caroline ‘Shola’ Arewa
Shola specialises in Health and Success Coaching. Her calm, inspirational style developed over twenty years of helping people make important life changes. Shola’s the Author of three books and numerous articles, a Humanistic Psychologist, Yoga Master and the CMA Personal Development expert. She trained practitioners in complimentary medicine for 10 years and is currently the Spiritual Coaching Trainer at the Coaching Academy. As a Speaker and Author Shola has presented on every continent and appeared on radio and TV worldwide. Shola also founded the popular Energy 4 Life programme.

www.energy-4life.com Shola@energy-4life.com 0845 130 1918