In last week’s post, I shared the importance of connecting with divine guidance to live your life purposefully. To receive your next big blessing, the first thing to do is position yourself to hear the wisdom within you and be open to the answer coming in a different way. You may receive a vision, a word, an instruction, a dream, or a new perspective. In whatever way the answer comes, you will know how to move forward. Here are two more strategies to position yourself for success in life.

#2 Embrace and Get Comfortable with Uncertainty

The next step in opening up to receive your next big thing relates to the verse that was brought to my attention as I sat in my car that day: “A prophet is not welcome in his own town.” In this passage, Jesus did not to receive a warm welcome in his own hometown. The people of Nazareth were so familiar with Jesus’ family and upbringing that they did not believe his wisdom and authority. The text goes on to say that because of their unbelief Jesus did not do many mighty works there.

So it is with you as you position for a blessing, you must leave the place where you are most at home. You can’t expect to receive something different if you’re unwilling to step outside of yourself and look at things in a new way. By allowing yourself to be a little uncomfortable, you are positioned to achieve goals you never thought you could. So, be willing to take risks, to step into a place of uncertainty,  and to make changes in your life that lead you away from what’s familiar and down an unknown path toward the thing you want the most. It will take faith and courage and determination, and you will have to confront your fears too. Mighty works and big blessings are rarely obtained in your comfort zone.

#3 Get Ready to Evolve into the Best Version of You

As I sat there making sense of the first download, I began to hear the chorus of a popular Beyoncé song in my head: “Upgrade you, I can up, can I upgrade you? Partner, let me upgrade you.” As soon as I heard these lyrics, I knew the exact interpretation: You can’t stay the same and expect to achieve something different. To be properly positioned for your purpose, you must let God (Jesus, the Universe, Spirit, the Divine or whatever you call it) upgrade you. Why? Because you are not the version of yourself that you need to be to sustain or carry out such a big vision. You’ve got to let yourself evolve instead of sticking with old, familiar habits and routines, and go for the new and improved version of you!

Often the thing that holds you back from growing is the people you surround yourself with. They hold themselves back, so they can’t see anything more for you. They’re too afraid to imagine greater possibilities for themselves, so their fears magnify your own. They second-guess themselves, so of course they doubt you too. They don’t want to see you get ahead because they’re insecure and full of negativity. Listen. If you’re meant to be an eagle and you hang around with chickens, you will never soar. And, you will never be in a position to make real strides toward your big dreams.

The best way to improve is to surround yourself with people who will help you to stay motivated and on track and who will also challenge you to live up to your fullest potential. And, I know just the community to recommend. Check out One Degree Shift. We share a love of learning and exchange empowering support for each other’s dreams. Let us upgrade you! As a Community Influencer, you will get access to coaching from a certified dream coach and the support you need to accomplish the things you desire and discover your purpose in life.

What is your tolerance for uncertainty? Do you avoid it or embrace it? Who helps you stay motivated and challenges you to go after your dreams? Leave me a comment and let me know how these strategies can position you to accomplish the things you desire.