Last weekend I had the privilege of spending 4 days immersed in once again learning more about High Performance from Brendon Burchard who has not only trained me personally but who has also been voted as one of the 25 most influential people in the personal development world and certainly one of the most followed.
What stood out for me at this conference was that if you seriously want to change your life you have to:
1. Have a higher ambition for yourself and believe it’s possible otherwise you won’t even try.
2. Know the best strategies, habits and tools to get there otherwise it will be like trying to play tennis without a racket.
3. Be consistent, intentional and disciplined in all your actions.
Why are the above so important? Because without them you will most likely fall into the 87% of people who are unhappy with what they’re doing with half of their life – which is probably the same 87% that over their lifetime spend the equivalent of 13 years watching TV, 24/7.
The good news is that none of these things are genetic or exclusive to only the super intelligent or wealthy people of the world. They are available to everyone – you just have to be willing to step up to that next level in your life!
I happen to be in the 13% of people who absolutely love what they do. I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than helping people transform their lives to have what they most want. But I can assure you that this path has definitely not been easy for me! I’ve lost people and things that have meant a lot to me along the way, it’s definitely been challenging and at times incredibly stressful and often along the way things were not turning out the way I expected they would. But I’ve kept at it and never given up. And looking back, I would go through it all again because I love who I’ve become and where I’m at in my life and I also remain incredibly excited about where I’m headed. I continue to have a higher ambition for myself and believe those ambitions will happen.
So what’s kept me pushing ahead instead of giving up when there were so many times I could have so easily thrown in the towel?
Firstly, I believe it had so much to do with me acknowledging what I was truly passionate about, owning and identifying what I believed my gifts and strengths were and connecting to my motivation for what I wanted to do. And when your passion, strengths and purpose are all authentically aligned, I believe there is nothing that will stop you. They are the glue that will keep you moving forward, giving you the confidence and discipline to say no to all the distractions and competing interests along the way and inspire you to keep going no matter how hard it may be at times.
So, get out of your head and into your heart and take some time to reflect and journal on the following:
1. What are you most passionate about in life?
2. What are your natural strengths – the things that really energize you?
3. How can you combine these in a way that will leave you feeling fulfilled and making a contribution in the world?
4. And then, consider why do you want to serve in that particular way? Why would that be important for you to do?
These answers will be your glue as you now choose to embark on living a fully inspired life so take all the time you need. And if you feel you need some guidance or help with this, get it!
Then add to that new vision you have, an even higher ambition and belief in yourself, the willingness to learn the best way to get the job done and the discipline to put all you learn into practice, always keeping the bigger picture in mind and knowing that the world needs what you have to share!
When you can commit to all of this – there is nothing that will stop you!
Until next week – embrace your inner truth, live your purpose and make your contribution in the world.
With gratitude and appreciation,