Or, more personally, what does your level of stress have to do with your achieving success?
I was recently asked about my history with teaching Tapping and I realized that I have spent over a thousand hours coaching people with the tool of EFT. I have met and instructed over one hundred people on their journey to create success and I am forever grateful for those who have shared their lives and experiences with me. Each client has taught me and gifted me the ability to recognize how much of what we experience is universal on our path to success. By listening and helping others with the roadblocks they experience, I grow and learn how to be a better practitioner. Each person’s process allows me to see the larger themes and patterns that affect people’s ability to reach their goals.
One correlation that is so clear is the connection between our level of stress and our ability to achieve our goals. Every client has shown me in one form or another that the more stress one has about a goal, the greater likelihood they will face challenges and adversity in the process. Typically, when a person realizes they are struggling and they are ready for help, they reach out. For them, goals have been elusive and they might have patterns of self-sabotage or inconsistency. They may yo-yo in and out of success or be full on resistant to the behaviors necessary to create their dreams. And, as a result they feel frustrated, doubtful, or downright defeated. Every person who has entered the coaching process has been able to identify in the coaching intake process that they feel stressed.
Stress is an experience of the mind and body. Our thoughts, both positive and negative, have the power to create a physical response throughout the body. This chain reaction is a chemical one that happens instantaneously. The body feels the level of stress and that influences our behavior. The behaviors that we use to seek relief are (often) not aligned with our goals. Instead, we procrastinate, we delay, and we get busy distracting ourselves. In order to accomplish our objectives, we know how important consistent and clear action is. However, if you’re stressed your body will react instinctively to try and remedy the stressful feelings, creating a pattern that doesn’t serve your wishes.
This makes sense, if you consider that the decision to reach for success is the choice to get out of your comfort zone. No one likes to get out of comfort! No wonder body and mind would have a hard time agreeing with what it takes to manifest your dreams! You are activating the fight-or-flight response in the body...what else is your body to do?
In essence, because of the association between your goals and “getting out of comfort” you are activating a conditioned response in your body. That automatic, physical response can activate stress, anxiety, and fear without your awareness; it can manifest in an array of distressing symptoms like upset stomach, shallow breathing, and rapid heart rate. As humans, we look to relieve ourselves of discomfort. In many ways, behaviors like procrastination, over eating, and distraction are actually “functional” at some level for when your body is looking for a remedy!
As your Success Coach, I help you understand that your lack of action and consistency are NOT about your capacity or your worth. Instead, you are stuck in a pattern of reacting to the stress your dreams are causing. And, what we need to do is to break down the stressors around the goal so that we can clear the stress from your system! EFT Tapping is clinically proven to lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone in the bloodstream), so as we use the protocol on your stressors, we help you relax into the activities that help you achieve excellence! As you welcome the actions, your confidence increases and so does your sense of self.
As you read this, I want you to consider the dreams you have for yourself. What success has consistently eluded you? Money? Time? Health? Weight loss? What about life purpose? Soulful relationships?
And now, ask yourself...how has the stress of being out of comfort held you back from being successful? How does it feel to know that there is a proven tool and coaching methodology that can help you relax into your goals?
Take the stress out of your success. You are worth it...and it may just be easier (and more fun!) than you think.
Here’s to relaxing out of comfort and manifesting success!
P.s. In every blog, I remind you that you are worth it. I reiterate this today and offer you, as I do all clients, a 20 minute consultation to discuss with me how you can help yourself through Success Coaching and EFT Tapping.
Gretchen Driscoll has dedicated the last 20 years to helping hundreds of individuals and corporate clients clarify goals and achieve success.
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