That's it! By making use of these two simple little things, you have completely unlimited potential! Confused? Let me explain why each of these is so important.
1. You need to be willing. This is SUPER important! If you don't WANT to help people around you, then you never WILL! If you don't really really want to help people, you will never look for opportunities, and you will never really make an effort! So first of all, really make sure that your heart is in the right place, and that you really have the desire to do good. THAT is when the magic starts to happen.
2. You need to be open. You don't necessarily need to go looking for opportunities, but you can't just sit around and wait for them to find you either! You need to keep your eyes, ears, heart, and subconscious mind open for any available opportunity. If you are not open, you won't recognize when an opportunity has presented itself to you! Then you will get frustrated (like I once did), and say, "There just isn't anything I can do!" But that sooo isn't true. There are SO many opportunities out there! And I promise you, you don't have to be constantly searching, driving yourself crazy, and always thinking about it. As long as you have opened yourself up, and let the universe know that you are open and willing, you WILL find something. That day at thezoo, I was not looking for opportunities. Not at all! But since I am open and willing, when I was presented with an opportunity to help someone, I recognized it, and was ready for it! A lot of us are so pre-occupied with our own lives, our own dramas, and our own struggles, that it completely blocks our vision to others. You will find that when you stop worrying about yourself so much, and start thinking of others, that that is when your eyes and heart will truly be opened to the needs and struggles of those around you. And this is when you will find opportunities.
And that is all there is to it. The first step you need to take. Now I'm not saying that it's easy! Because it's not! Most of us don't naturally walk around with a sense of open-ness, or a sense of purpose and direction. And it's not natural for us to stop thinking of ourselves and start thinking of others It takes practice! So for the next two weeks, I want you to practice. Practice being open and willing. Practice looking at the world through your heart, and through the eyes of those around you. It's a little weird at first, but once you get the hang of it, it is actually awesome! And that is when you will truly have unlimited potential!
Here are some easy places to start practicing:
*Work- Chances are, you already have a good relationship with your co-workers and
customers. So if you're a little more shy, this is a great place to start!
*Restaurants- Me and my love were just talking last night about how whenever we go out
to eat, we always end up becoming friends with our server. This is an excellent opportunity
to find out about his/her life, and a great opportunity to bless them by leaving a generous
tip, and an encouraging note! I personally think that this is a great way to help someone
*Your neighborhood- Getting to know your neighbors and their struggles, is a great way to
practice looking for opportunities.
*Your own home- I can not express enough how important it is to look for opportunities to
help your husband/wife/sister/father. Family is so so important, and if we can't help out our
family, then who can we help?
*School- Another great place to look for opportunities! You see these people every day!
Start going to these places with a sense of purpose, and a sense of open-ness, ready-ness, and willingness. I'm sure you will be surprised at what you find.
I will not be posting a World Changing Wednesday Post next Wednesday, because I want to give you two weeks to practice. It does take time, so don't be frustrated! In two Wednesdays, I would LOOOVE to hear from you about how this is going for you! Can't wait to hear from you! Good Luck!
Peace Love and World Changing