Do you know how many people tell me they are broken? Oh I can’t do that – there’s just no way! Then they come up with a million reasons why it’s ok to accept their mediocrity. I am sure you have heard them all before… it was my parent’s fault, it’s because my company fired me, I had a tough life, the kid’s used to laugh at me, I made poor choices, I wet the bed, my spouse left me, the babysitter dropped me on my head!! It really doesn’t matter because there is always an excuse to be had.
So my question this month is what if you changed all of those excuses into a burning fuel for living your life with a new brilliant purpose? What if you simply decided to start believing in you?
Since last May I have had the honour (and I do mean honour) to meet hundreds of amazing people who through little fault of their own have faced the adversity of a job loss. Now I would never suggest that being fired is a cakewalk but more times then not job loss is a brilliant beginning to a new world of amazing opportunity.
Honestly, what you do tomorrow is now your choice. In fact, you can decide right now to start living your dream. But here is something that I really can’t figure out. How come people can place all the blame for their reality on themselves but any success they have is quickly directed to someone else. That math simply doesn’t work out. Wasn’t it Isaac Newton who taught us that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Therefore it would only make sense that if you are capable of failure then you are just as capable of success.
Here’s another piece of trivia… Did you know that long before man ever adapted to using language our subconscious was developed as the protection mechanism to ward us from pending danger; its primary purpose was to sense danger and lead us away from it. However, once man learned language the role of the subconscious diminished but it has never stopped gathering data and performing its duty especially in times of uncertainty. So today when people face uncertainty the subconscious mind revs up and fills us with thoughts designed to protect us. Stuff like… oh you can’t do that, that is too risky, they’ll never want you, maybe you are dumb. This is all natural and part of our design. People who achieve great success use these thoughts as feedback loop and give it some input but not total submission. Your subconscious is a just a friend with a perspective that may just be different then yours. .
This month I want you to look in the mirror and see your real beauty. It’s tempting to see the ugly but so powerful to find beauty in whom you are and what you have achieved. Do yourself a favour and write down all of those wonderful successes you have achieved and celebrate them for what they are, “footprints of the indelible mark you are leaving in the lives you touch. Here’s to fuelling your future with passion and purpose.
Curt Skene is a successful keynote speaker and sought after career coach who has helped hundreds re-invent themselves and their career. His gift is telling you the things you need to know that will make a big difference in your success. Check out his free career coaching community at www.mastermindset.ning.com