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So, tonight after an awesome but long day with Vrinda, PJ, Sage, Dennis, Sharla and the rest of the crüe … I headed back to the inn near V’s house where I was staying. Where I promptly discovered…

a. No cell phone reception
b. Couldn’t dial out because the phone was br0ked
c. No restaurant
d. Only food available was pizza delivery with a $35 minimum (note: I’m just one person, and while I love pizza, I’m not putting it into my body.)

That’s when I said, “F**k it, I’m getting out of here.” (Not being able to get in touch with Leland and the Girl is a dealbreaker.)

5 years ago, I would have told myself, hey, it’s not so bad. That I didn’t want to put out the one cab driver in this small CA town by asking him to take me tonight instead of ass o’clock in the morning. That I couldn’t possibly spend extra money on a great meal and beautiful hotel room in San Jose near the airport (which, truthfully, I should have booked in the first place) instead of getting up at ass o’clock at the inn, wondering if the cab driver was going to show up with no way to call if he didn’t.

Why am I telling you all this?

Because the whole scene just reminded me of how we humans are wired to tolerate a lot and our default mindset is to just put up with less than we can have, or to struggle-slash-be-annoyed needlessly because of some old stories running in the background.

Now, I know everything I mention above is a First World Problem. And maybe none of said trigger points would have been important to you, and that’s cool.

The point is to be conscious and make CHOICES instead of defaulting to the pattern of tolerating, settling, or dialing it back, because of ancient deservability programming that isn’t yours to begin with.

Life is a lot different when you break out of the trance, decide it’s okay to have it be easier, and ask for what you want. This goes for the small things AND the big things, like, oh, say, your Big Hairy Audacious Income Goal for 2015.

Most of the circumstances in your life can be changed in an instant.

What do you need to take responsibility for, claim and create – today, tomorrow, next year, and for the rest of your life?

Think about it. xoxo -E