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Stay Focused on the “Done-ness” of It All

There’s always a way.

I can’t help but laugh out loud when someone says “that’s impossible” because I know it’s not. And when people say “that’s impossible” it just makes me want to do it that much more.

What would you love to do or have right now, that in this moment seems impossible (or nearly impossible)?

Now just suspend disbelief for a moment — just one moment — and imagine what it would be like if it wasn’t impossible. If there were really a way that it could come true, come to you, and happen really quickly.

Can you see it? Can you even imagine that it’s possible?

The trick is to stay focused on it being DONE. Finished. Completed.

It’s a done deal.

See, when you do that, it puts your mind into a completely different state. Notice the difference:

“How on earth am I going to do this?” (Notice how it invites exasperation, desperation, and perspiration because you’re gonna have to work extra-hard to get it all sorted out and ‘make’ it happen. You get stuck in future or past, which causes tension and stress.)

vs.

“OK, that’s done. Now what?” (Notice how this removes the anxiety about ‘how’ it’s going to happen and shifts you into the present moment to evaluate what there is to do right here, right now. Let’s the Universe handle the details and lets you focus on whatever is optimal right now.)

One of my favorite books of all time is “As You Believe” by Barbara Dewey (I didn’t really care for her other 2 books, but this one is an absolute MUST read.)

In it, Barbara describes a time when she was working in real estate and was indulging in a moment of frustrated desperation. She was sitting in her office, calling leads without any luck. She needed some money, and fast. But (as real estate goes), it takes time to put together a deal, go to closing, and receive a commission check.

She snapped out of her mini freak-out and quickly affirmed something like “God is my source of infinite supply and I always receive exactly what I need, in perfect divine timing” (I’m paraphrasing there). She believed this with such conviction, that she immediately shifted her mindset from one of “how will I make this happen” to one of “OK, it’s done. Now what?”

Then she asked herself this: “OK, if I knew without a doubt that the money was on its way, what would I do right now?”

And the answer that immediately entered her mind was “I would go home and do the wash.”

Now keep in mind — this was back in the 1970s. No cell phones, no pagers, no email. No way to contact someone except to call them at work and catch them there, or leave a message and wait for a call back. (I know, how on earth did we survive ;-)

So Barbara heads home and starts doing her laundry. Minutes later, the phone rings with a call from someone she had shown a property to months ago, who is now ready to move forward immediately. And she wants to pay cash. And the seller wants a fast closing. So the deal was done and Barbara got the money she needed, and in Divine perfect timing (just as she demanded).

Sometimes, when we are in the mindset of “OK that’s done. Now what?” the answer can surprise us. Who knew that doing laundry could bring in a big (and fast) sale. But that’s kind of how it works. And it could have been anything — call so-and-so, write something, go somewhere, take a nap.

When you are in the mindset of “done-ness” then you don’t need to second-guess the answer to “now what?” because the fear and worry has shifted away.

See, if you’re pretending to believe that it’s “a done deal” but you don’t really believe it, you will trying to make it happen with fruitless actions (working, trying too hard, forcing things) instead of just trusting and going on with whatever’s optimal in the moment.

This is a very simple lesson that is totally profound when you actually get it. Do you get it yet?