Several years ago, I heard of a radio station giving away several free trips. Anywhere the winners wanted to go, they could go.
Just stop here for a minute and ask yourself, if you won a free round trip ticket, where would chose to go?…
These winners could choose Prague and enjoy a carriage ride through Old Town, or Sydney and bungie jump from the Sydney bridge or see a ballet in the Sydney Opera House. They could choose Stockholm and tour the famous Vasa, the ship that capsized and sank in 1628 and spent 333 years on the bottom of the sea! (Don’t even get me started on magical Paris or the enchanting city of Florence!)
Shockingly, over ninety percent of the winners chose destinations that were within 500 miles of their home!
Why is that? Why do most people settle. They settle for mediocrity in their relationships, their jobs, their friendships, and their own lives.
There is so much to see, experience, and attract in this vast world and yet most people have extremely low-level expectations and uninspiring goals. Is that you? Are your goals for this month to: make all the bills, have enough for the kids’ soccer, ballet, or tuition, or is your goal to be able to pay off credit cards and other debt.
While these goals are valid and may bring a certain level of satisfaction. They are stifling to the human spirit. In a universe that is infinite with a Creator who is omniscient, small goals and low-level expectations are BORING and uninspiring to that part of you that is infinite.
When you give yourself permission to entertain a bigger vision for yourself, you open up portals of possibility that would never have existed before.
When I was gifted a car at our company convention last September, I was elated with this generous thank you gift. And, you bet, I was surprised. But, before the event, I decided not to purchase a return airline ticket. I gave myself permission to entertain the idea ~ the slight possibility ~ that I would be gifted a car at the convention and didn’t need a return flight as I would be driving my new car home!
The cool thing about giving yourself permission to dream big, is the inevitable space you create of “even more”… The “even more” that was created for me occurred when I was about to drive my new car from California back home to Florida. I was having lunch with a client in Newport Beach, California when my cell phone rang. It was my realtor telling me my Florida home sold as a cash deal and the buyers wanted to know if I could be out in 3 weeks!
I was startled by the news and wondered how I was going to drive my car across the country and move out of my home AND find a new home all in 3 weeks.
My client shook me out of my startled state when he said, “Lisa, you’ve been talking about moving to California for years. Looks like you’re getting your vision handed to you on a silver platter.”
He was right. With my Florida home sold and my new car already in California, I was being given the “even more” which was my longtime dream of living in Southern California.
I called a realtor that day and booked an appointment. Within a few hours I found a beautiful place on the water to rent in Newport Beach; signed the deal, put down the deposit, and was on my way to California living!
Life will give you exactly what you expect. And, when you give yourself permission to dream big, you open up portals of possibility that will delight and inspire you!
One of my favorite Bible versus is in Ephesians where it says, God is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine. He’s just waiting for you to ASK and to IMAGINE!
If you want to see and experience more exciting, interesting, and expansive opportunity, give yourself permission to raise your level of expectations. You can learn exactly HOW to identify and breakthrough limited thinking in Chapter 7 of my book, Slay the Dragon! Learn how to expect the big, miraculous, and expansive experiences life is waiting to give you by ordering your copy today! Go to:
It is truly possible to find anything you look for. You just need to change what you’re LOOKING FOR!
To your success,
Lisa Jimenez M.Ed.