It's hard to believe, but a year ago today I was in Paris with my husband and we were having the time of our lives.
What we didn't know at the time was that a few weeks later we would be on our improbable path to our miracle.
After years of heartbreak, 84 failures, $100,000, and everyone around us writing off our potential for parenthood, the Universe, God, Infinite Intelligence, or whatever you choose to call it, had a new set of plans for us.
I have asked myself repeatedly over the past couple weeks, knowing this anniversary was coming up, " what was different?"
The answer is the same every time.
We had cultivated the mindset of people who defy the odds.
We made the conscious decision to cast aside statistics, probabilities, and the past, so that we could have the present and future we desired.
It didn't matter that I was 42, with no "evidence" a miracle was in store.
What did matter is that we were both ready to receive one.
We took the forcing, controlling, and strangling energy out of our journey.
By unleashing unshakable confidence, certainty, and unabashed joy into our lives, we found our missing link.
I am not sharing this to impress you--but to impress upon you that what I experienced is possible for you too.
You don't have to be perfect, levitate around your house in near constant bliss, nor do you have to go to Paris .
It simply comes down to your answer to this question:
Will you live BY the odds or will you DEFY them?
Take a second to really think about that.
Will you be trapped by "conventional wisdom" and what everyone else (including so called "experts") thinks is possible for you on this journey?
What if refusing to be confined by the odds gave you the freedom to have what you want?
If you desire success on this journey, you must have the mindset for it.
My ladies defy the odds.
They refuse to let past or present circumstances dictate their future and that's why: They. Become. Moms.
Decide you will be one of them.
Change your mindset, change your results.
Intrigued? Here's an exercise to take this to the next level...
Will you live BY the odds or DEFY them?
It's easy to puff up your chest and half-heartedly tell yourself that you will defy your odds on this journey--but, if you want to do more than just talk a big game, you've got to get real.
Where are you playing small because you are letting statistics dictate your every move?
When was the last time you made a decision from your heart, rather than some calculation that gives you the illusion of control?
Oprah, Serena, Venus, Helen Keller, Mother Theresa--these women transcended their circumstances and defied the odds. Why not you?
Take some time this week and journal about which you decide--to live by the odds or DEFY them!
If you want to beat the odds on this journey, you've got to have the mindset for it. Not sure how to get there? Be on the look out later this week for an exciting announcement about my brand new program to help you get there!
Transformation happens in your ACTION. Quit wishing and waiting.
Stretch yourself. Remember, it's about progress, NOT perfection.