The Great Slow Down
Alternate title: How We are Crushing Our Goals
As I write this, the Rescue group with which I volunteer is processing its 40th adoption in 2018. 40. 4-0. In 2016, we completed 51 adoptions. For 2017, we set a goal of 52 adoptions; we completed 55. For 2018, we set a goal of 56. Here we are, less than 4 months into the year, and we are CRUSHING our goal. Every adoption is another life saved. Every adoption is another family made complete. Here’s how we are making it happen, from my perspective.
We, the collective of volunteers, supporters, adopters and foster families, believe so deeply in our mission. Just above my desk is my vision board. At the center of my vision board: Domestic rabbits are safe and protected. That is the center of all of the action that I take. Our group is rich with like-minded people who will stop at nothing to carry out this mission. Belief and inspiration in action.
On November 30, 2017, I went to hear my mentor Gabrielle Bernstein speak at her “SuperAttractor Workshop.” In talking about her principle of taking spiritually-aligned action, Gabby said, “You speed up by slowing down.” That struck me—and not just the juxtaposition of words. Do you mean to tell me that I can accomplish even more if I just slow down? Even me, who needs to go-go-go (and maybe go some more) so I don’t feel like time is precariously wasting away? Ok… I’ll give it a shot. I’ll breathe. I’ll stop working with a sense of frenzy and choose a peaceful mood. And I’ve made it part of my practice to work on one task at a time, to use my laser-sharp focus with more grace.
In early 2018, I started reading You2 by Price Pritchett. I wrote to you about it. Plain and simple: it works. It was recommended to me by my business mentors and the Universe started showing me its power immediately through the Quantum Leaps in Rescue. I even wrote on the bottom of page 1 of my copy: “Slow & steady is not necessary! Rescue had a leap in January 2018 to show me the possibilities.” Now, I am in no way taking full credit for 40 (any minute now!) adoptions in 107 days. But I sit at the hub of this incredible group and we energize each other. We made a committed decision to save as many lives as we possibly can. Radical honesty: some of the team wanted to set the 2018 adoption goal much bigger than 56. Fear-based, I thought, let’s just add one more to last year’s record. I was playing small. The Universe has shown me that we can add more than +1 in a year. I may be going slower, but the Universe is not.
So, here’s to slowing down. When I slow down, I get even more done. When I slow down, I receive clarity about what needs to get done. When I slow down, the Universe speeds up and brings my vision to me. We are crushing our goals with ease, belief and inspired action. I am beyond proud to be a part of this team. Much love.