They affect how we think, how we respond, and how we act.
They create our belief systems, our cultural mores, our philosophies and habits. And we carry suggestions over from our genetic heritage, from our culture, from our parents and other family members, from friends and enemies, and from what we have read, seen and experienced.
We carry suggestions from our environment and from all of the various institutions to which we are connected to directly or indirectly.
Many of us tend to overlook the importance of tapping into a deeper level of self perception.
I get it, it’s not your everyday conversation to discuss the challenges we face each day. I am aware that you don’t get to work on Monday and say “Good morning (insert co-worker name here), how did you handle your fear of judgement this weekend?”… I agree: AWKWARD!
But here’s the truth, the more you avoid facing, discussing your challenges, the more you avoid reaching your full potential.
The truth is that those uncomfortable conversations, that purging of whatever it is you are struggling with, will only make room for abundance, growth and yes, success. Get this: personal development, self-growth IS NOT self-absorption.
“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?…”
For me, the path to success was never attaining wealth or celebrity. It was about the process of continually seeking to be better, to challenge myself to pursue excellence on every level. The question I ask every day is the same as it’s always been: How much farther can I stretch to reach my full potential? What I know for sure is that it’s only when you make the process your goal that the dream can follow.
Don’t wait for life to continue happen, grab it by the horns and live!