Moving From Impossible to Possible

Moving From Impossible To Possible

I came across this powerful true story and wanted to share it with you...

George Danzig was a grad student in mathematics at a time when jobs were very, very difficult to get in the United States.

His math professor, who was the head of the mathematics department, said to the grad students that whoever got the best grade on the final had the opportunity to be hired as his research assistant for the next year.


That job was a plum job. Everybody wanted it. George said that he studied so hard for that test that he was up until the middle of the night and overslept and was actually late to the test.

 

But he got there in time to take the test.  He was handed the test and went to the back of the room.  As he was answering the eight math question, he realized he got through the math questions fairly easily.  Then he looked on the blackboard and saw that there were two problems on the board. He copied them down and he began to work on those two problems but he couldn't solve them.

He began to think, "somebody in the room is going to solve these problems" and wondered "What's wrong with me?"  He kept working and working and working on the problems. He couldn't get them solved and by the end of the time that was allowed, he noticed some of the students asked for additional time to work.

The professor said they could take the test home and bring it back by Friday. So George too asked for more time and the professor told him to bring the test back by Friday.

This was a Monday night and he went home and sat up all night trying to solve the problems. He spent all day Tuesday and Tuesday night, all day Wednesday and Wednesday night.

He just kept thinking "Somebody is going to get these solved. Why not me? Why not me?" Finally by Thursday morning he had one of them solved. Then he kept working, working, working late into Thursday night and on Friday morning he solved the second one.

 

He took the test back and got it turned in by the 11am deadline. He went home wondering what would happen.  Early Sunday morning there was a knock at his door.

 

He jumped out of bed. It was his professor. His professor said "George, you've made mathematical history! I was thinking on the way over here, you were late to the test right?"

 

George said 'Well yeah" wondering what else he did wrong.

 

The professor said, "It's just that the eight questions were the test. I told everybody who was gathered before the test started that I've had such a great time teaching all of you. And said that, If you want to have fun for the rest of your life, these two questions are the two unsolved math questions that even Einstein himself went to his grave unable to solve. How did you do this George?"

 

George later recounted that if he had heard ahead of time that no one had been able to solve those problems, his way of defining his relationship to that problem would have been so different that he would not have made himself available to the access the solution that was within him. That same access is within every one of us.

 

Now I don't know what it is that you are facing. But I know this about you. That you are in the very art of becoming (for you are, a son or daughter of the Infinite) to be everything you want to be, to give everything you want to give…to build your dream life.


Know that there is always a solution available for any problem you may be facing. 

 

Your job is to stay open to that possibility…

Believing In You!

Erika Fay, LMFT
Certified Transformational Life Coach

P.S. Want support in discovering and building your dreams?

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Holidays and Gratitude

Gift of life

 As we have jumped right into the Holiday Season, things may be starting to get busy so I thought I would share a little joke with you.

A group of scientists who having discovered the secrets of cloning decided they would have a conference with God to tell God He was no longer needed. Yes, God may have  created humanity and all of life, in fact, from the very dust of the earth. But now science had taken over the job and God could retire.

So the top scientists in the world gathered together and they called God to a conference having told God, He/She was no longer required.

God said, “Explain this to me.”

They said, “We now know how to make life out of dust ourselves.”

God said, “Well then, okay, you go ahead and show me how you can do that.”

So they reached down for some dirt and God said, “Uh, uh, uh, get your own dirt.”

I love that story because it just reminds us we get confused at times and think things really belong to us even our life itself.   We begin to forget at times how precious the gift is of our daily life.

In everything we call ours, even our children, our spouses, our friends, they’re gifts on loan from the Universe.

How precious it is to have these gifts in our lives this day, to have eyes to see and ears to hear. This day is a gift and it all belongs to the one who sources all of this.

So this day, let’s walk around in appreciation that we get to walk in the abundance of the gift of this life.

To Your Gift of LIFE,

Erika Fay

Accessing Your Genius

Accessing Your Genius

In the wake of the most recent election,  no matter who you cast your vote for, you may find this timely. It is important to remember how truly powerful we are.

There was a study done recently at Harvard called the Zero Point study that was a ten year study on genius.

The genius capacity is demonstrated by certain individuals that bring forth great ideas, transformational thinking, movement, social change, innovative ideas that transform and transpose us to a whole new height of living.

What is this capacity?

The researchers began to define genius as the number of modalities with which one takes in information, synthesizes that information and makes use of it.

So you and I have many modalities with which we can take in information -- auditorily, visually, kinesthetically, intuitively, etc.

But what they discovered was that 99% of babies—99% of you and me--operate at a genius capacity during the first eighteen months of life.

By the time we are five, only 22% of us are still operating at our genius capacity.

By the time we are twenty only 2% of us are still operating at a genius capacity.

What happens to us?

What they discovered in their research is that the shutting down of our capacities, the distancing of ourselves from our Genius Self, happens through the learned voice of internal judgment.

We begin to doubt ourselves. We begin to question ourselves. We begin to look into other people’s eyes for who we are, for approval, for permission.

You have genius capacities in you.  Today, connect to that genius.  Trust your genius, and believe in the power of your dreams.

To Your Genius Self!
Erika Fay
Certified Transformational Life Coach

Honor Your Discontent

Honor Your Discontent

We don’t always know what our life’s purpose or journey is supposed to be or we may have so dreams we are overwhelmed with them all. However, one thing is for sure: if we are feeling restless or discontent we are not living our dreams! Feelings of discontent and longings for something else, even when we don’t know for sure toward what we are being drawn, are actually calls from inside us to pursue our greater good. We discover true desire by first noticing discontent.

When you experience discontent or feel restless and you’re not sure why, don’t shut it out just because you don’t know what it means. When you shut off your yearnings you become numb and paralyzed to create something more interesting. Bring those inner rumblings to the front of your mind for examination. These rumblings are nudging you toward a more meaningful existence and urging you not to settle for mediocrity. By opening yourself up to them for examination you are allowing your discontent to lead you toward your purpose.

We also need to be aware of messages from those around us and not let others criticize us into shutting down our dreams, or even our discontent. Restlessness is our true selves speaking to us, telling us there is more out there and we are not here to lead limited cramped lives. Allow this voice to be louder and ring truer than anyone else’s. We are not here to settle for less than our purpose, nor should we settle for what anyone else limits us to. Each and every one of us has infinite potential for creating whatever it is we want to create.

Dreams and desires pull at us, tug at us, speak to us, and will not leave us alone because we are not meant to live cramped lives. Let these inner frictions rub until they create the spark that will ignite the fire of your own purpose. You will know when your desire is sincere when just talking about it gives you energy and incites motivation in you, even when fruition is far off. Harness your positive energy to partake in the plan that is in store for you. In doing so, you will be honoring your discontent and letting it lead you to your greater good.

To Your Best Life,

Erika 

 

The Power Within You

The Power Within You

I’ve heard it said that some people live ninety years and others live one year ninety times. The difference is that those living their years to the fullest are living their dreams. We are all capable of living our dream lives when we open ourselves up to possibilities and opportunities.

 

We have been trained to look at conditions to determine what the opportunities and possibilities are for our lives, though these conditions can be limiting when viewed with just the five senses. When we live outside the standard senses and use intuition, imagination, and perception we are able to more clearly see our heart’s desire and the dreams that will bring us the happiness we yearn. We all have an inner voice but it is not one of reason or logic...it is the voice of guidance. This voice may not make sense to anyone else but it is there to help us recognize and nurture the thoughts that build dreams of our very own.

 

The underlying principle of dream building is this: The power that is within each of us is greater than anything that is in our surroundings. The power that is within each of us is greater than any circumstance of our life. The power that is within each of us is greater than our history. There are all sorts of things that we can hold as ideas that will keep us from our dreams or, instead, we can use our thoughts in service of dreams instead of thwarting them.

 

Changing our thoughts to best build our dreams is a two-step process. First, we must release condition-based thinking. If we focus our thoughts on what we don’t want to happen, we bring about those circumstances. For example, if you want to lose weight and concentrate on not eating pizza, then you crave pizza and ultimately give in to it.

 

The second part of the process is to focus on what you do want to create, regardless of our conditions. Using the weight loss example, if you think about the delicious salad you are going to have for dinner then you look forward to that salad and do not think about the pizza that would thwart your efforts. This is true even if you work in a pizza parlor!

 

Each of us is the author of our own thoughts. The past or present does not need to dictate the future. Allow yourself to explore the possibilities of your dreams and fill your mind with what you would like to be and do and create and give. Use your inner power to write the future in a way that supports your dreams.

 

To Your Greatness!

Erika Fay, Certified Transformational Life Coach


P.S. Want support in discovering and building your dreams?

In between my coaching and speaking schedule, I carve out a few strategy sessions each month. If you would like a complimentary strategy session (Value = $250), simply contact me at faysolutions@gmail.com