“When it seems impossible, when it seems like nothing is going to work, you’re usually just 2 millimeters away from making it happen.” – Tony Robbins
We all know what that moment feels like. When you are at the point where you feel that you’ve tried everything and nothing will work. Or you’ve done all you can and it’s just not happening. Just when it gets the most difficult, the most uncomfortable and you feel like giving up…you are just 2 millimeters away from your breakthrough.
The tragedy is, that most people give up in that moment. Not realizing that they were just 2 millimeters away from their breakthrough…they walk away.
Perhaps, like me, you have conditioned yourself to get triggered….and now when it gets the most difficult and the most uncomfortable, you get a twinge of excitement and plow through knowing that you are so close to breaking through.
Perhaps this is the first you are hearing of this “phenomenon”.
Either way, I’d like to share a distinction with you that my husband and I have come to realize in the last couple of years. This distinction took us to a new level and I hope that it will serve you.
Two millimeters isn’t just a “belief” to adopt. There is a reason for this “phenomenon”. Once we understood this, all the pieces started to come together for us and we were able to see all the pieces around us contributing to the break through moment.
Our resistance went down, our struggle time diminished and life got a whole lot more enjoyable when we embraced this “phenomenon”! This explanation is the culmination of three distinct quotes/teachings from three of our mentors, that when put together, illuminate a new reality.
First, our client attraction mentor, Fabienne Fredrickson teaches us,
“You ask and it is given”
The universe is always giving you what you ask for. It’s just never given in the form of a check, it’s given in the form of an opportunity. You ask, and the universe gives you an opportunity that will give you exactly what you asked for.
But here’s the thing, when presented with an opportunity, most of us have a knee-jerk reaction to say “no”, make an excuse, give a reason and say “Nah, not for me, thanks.” WHY?
That brings us to the second quote from Keith Cunningham, our business mentor. Keith says,
“The solution to your current problem is sitting just outside your comfort zone. The question is, are you going to go get it?”
So, back to our question, why do we say “no” when the universe presents us with the opportunity that is going to give us exactly what we’ve asked for? Because that opportunity will take us just outside our current comfort zone.
After all, as Keith points out, that’s where the solution is that we are asking for. Think about it, if the solution to our current problem were within our comfort zone, we would have solved it instantly and it wouldn’t be our current problem, right?
Are you with me so far?
So, we have a problem, we ask the universe for what we want. “we ask and it is given”, the universe gives us the opportunity, because the opportunity is outside our comfort zone, we have a knee-jerk reaction to retract and say “no” to it because going outside our comfort zone is risky, uncomfortable…even scary sometimes.
Which brings us home to our third quote from our peak performance mentor and ultimate coach Tony Robbins,
“When it seems impossible, when it seems like nothing is going to work, you’re usually just 2 millimeters away from making it happen.”
When we are feeling the most uncomfortable, when we keep pushing and pushing and it seems like nothing is going to work, when we just want to give up….
We asked, it was given. It was given in the form of an opportunity. Because “the solution to your current problem is just outside your comfort zone” you say no to the opportunity that was given because it would take you to a place that is outside of your comfort zone. By definition, making you Uncomfortable, even scared. Which makes you feel like nothing is going to work (nothing that you are comfortable doing, that is) and like it is impossible (impossible to solve by staying in your current comfort zone) and so you…give up.
But if you put all three together….You asked, and it is given. It is given in the form of an opportunity which will guide you to exactly the place beyond your current comfort zone where the solution to your current problem lies so that you can expand and grow. When you notice the opportunity in front of you and you have a knee-jerk reaction to feel uncomfortable, make an excuse, give a reason or say “no”, you are now conditioned to get excited and know that you are just 2 millimeters away from your break through, so you say yes and you “buckle up buttercup” and do what it takes and go BREAK THROUGH to a bigger and better you!!!!
So when it gets uncomfortable and you want to say no, give up and walk away…jump up and down, cheer, dance, make your move and say YES…because now you KNOW that you are just 2 millimeters away from your break through!!!!
So I ask you, what is in your life that you are currently saying no to? What has presented itself to you recently that made you feel uncomfortable? When have you been shown an opportunity recently and said “I’m busy that day” or “I’m not sure I can make that” or “I wish I could afford to”? What uncomfortable opportunities are in your life right now that you can say YES to today??? Post below and tell us so we can celebrate with you!!!