3 Secrets to Getting What You Want

By Bridgette Petrino | healing

Aug 25

3 Secrets to Getting What You Want

Have you ever wanted something so badly…

…but became frustrated and impatient because it’s just not happening?

I’ve been there.

I could name countless times that this has happened in my life. Especially because, as I like to call myself, I am a recovering perfectionist.

So, when things didn’t get my way, my first reaction was to get frustrated and impatient, and sometimes even give up too quickly.

The best example of this in my life was soon after I got married. I was 24 years old, so fairly young, but we were ready to start a family. Like, now. Unfortunately, or maybe not, things didn’t go as planned. It turned out that we had some trouble getting pregnant, which led to months of doctors visits, infertility treatments, and thousands of dollars spent to finally get pregnant and deliver two healthy babies.

Hindsight is always 20/20

It all depends on how you look at your situation. Going through the difficulties of infertility benefited my husband and I greatly. Yup, you read that right. It actually benefited us greatly.

First off, it caused us to mature quickly. As we were in and out of doctors offices, we saw many couples who had been struggling for years. It was very humbling and grounding.

Secondly, it strengthened our relationship. It was like boot camp for our marriage. Anyone who has been through infertility knows what an emotional roller coaster it can be. Our “for better, or for worse” vows were being played out much more quickly than we had anticipated.

In the end, we won the jackpot. We ended up with not one beautiful, healthy daughter, but TWO. Talk about a blessing.

One of my favorite sayings these days is Whenever I was rejected, I was just being redirected to something better. Click To Tweet

So, yes. Had I known then what I know now, I am glad that the story of how our daughters came into the world is exactly the way it was. I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s perfect.

The 3 secrets

1. Let it go

I know. Easier said than done, but trust that everything is going to be okay. I wish I had gone through the process of getting pregnant with that mentality. I would have been so much less stressed. Don’t wrestle with the outcome.

2. Visualize

Whatever it is that you are waiting for, visualize it coming to be. I say daily affirmations aloud – I know it’s a little weird – to help me see and believe that my dream is just upstream waiting for me to catch up to it.

And, if you aren’t sure how to visualize, check out my post: How to Visualize.

3. Live as if…

Live your life as if your dream has already come true.

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If you are unemployed and looking for a job, than start setting an alarm every morning, wake up, and get dressed for work. If you are looking for that perfect person, make room for that person in your life. Clean out your closet and even make room in your bed for that person. 

Your turn

What are you waiting for in your life? Have you ever been rejected only to realize that you were being redirected? Tell me your story. And, check out my chat with Nancy Hornback on visualization.

PS – If you want to learn more about visualization and connecting your dreams to your life, check out the Renew program. There is an entire module dedicated to “Refreshing Your Soul.”



About the Author

Bridgette is Founder and CEO of Mommy Needs a Timeout. She empowers moms to reconnect with their identities OUTSIDE of being a mom, without the guilt.

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