365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 74: How Do You Know It’s Working?


What a wonderful question! You set your intention to achieve a goal, to let go of limiting beliefs and to transform your life.

Your intention to change your life has tremendous power! The intention alone can shift your awareness and bring old beliefs to the surface so that they can be examined and released. Your intention is only dependent upon the intensity with which you want things to change.

But how do you know that what you are doing is in fact working? You know by how you FEEL INSIDE:

  1. More determined, clearer, less afraid, lighter and more uplifted OR
  2. Unsettled, quite overwhelmed and overly tired

Both answers are a clear indication that it is working, that you are transforming, that you are releasing the old and embracing the new. I’ll explain.

The first answer is pretty clear: if you are feeling empowered and more aware, calmer, more confident and less afraid than when you started, you know that things are already changing. Simple.

But how about the second answer? To explain I will use an analogy. Imagine you decided to do a massive cleaning of your house. You want everything to be thoroughly cleaned: drawers, cupboards, closets, behind and under the furniture, rugs, windows and every corner. You take a week off work, go and buy cleaning supplies, new brooms, all the cleaning sponges you will need, put on clothes that you can soil and you are ready to tackle the task. You start rolling up the rugs, moving furniture away from the walls, emptying cupboards, preparing your bucket of water, your vacuum and your duster. You are getting into the thick of it, so to speak.

If a friend comes for an unannounced visit, what would she see? A total mess: stuff all over the floor, dust bunnies freed up from under the furniture, dirty windows that before you could not see behind window treatments, and you covered in dust and sweat and with your hair in disarray. Everything looks a lot worse now because before you started, all the dust and dirt were hidden. And now they’re not. Everything is right there, in plain view.

Even in the midst of all this apparent mess, YOU KNOW THAT IT IS WORKING. Your house is getting cleaner with every single task that you fully complete. Do you get the picture?

Ok, back to the initial question. You might feel unsettled, overwhelmed and tired because everything is coming up for you to look at. The more stuff was holding you down, the more effort your system is spending to release it.

All is well. With every clean, organized inner drawer your life is changing according to your desire. With every step you are getting closer to your dream. With every action you are increasing your momentum.

So, even if you are not certain, even if you have doubts, even if fear creeps up on you again, DO NOT STOP. Keep moving in the direction of your dreams. It is working.