I wasn't expecting enlightenment during my morning cardio session, but it happened anyways. Lately I've been swapping my music playlist for audio programs of my favourite mentors. Today I was listening to Napoleon Hill (author of the uber amazing book Think and Grow Rich) when he said something that hit me like a two ton truck:
You are in the very same space as every successful person before their breakthrough.
My eyes glazed over as I tried to wrap my head around this concept, then it hit me. Holy sh*t. I'm there.
Many of us have goals and ambitions that we are working towards, and they can seem a little daunting at time. Whether we're working on weight loss, a promotion, a new business venture, or simply starting a new habit, at times it feels hopeless. Our dreams can feel so out of reach.
Through social media we are bombarded with images and examples of people who have done it. People who have achieved the exact things we're after, and it's only natural to sometimes wonder if they have something that we simply do not have.
But despite popular belief, not all great success stories are due to that person being born a "Baby Einstein" because our brains are not a fixed part of our bodies, they are ever-changing, ever-growing, and ever-evolving. Everything inside a very successful person is the very same stuff that's inside us. Right now.
So why haven't we achieved the greatness that we are most certainly capable of?
Because we don't believe in ourselves. It's that simple.
When we ignore our intuition, and instead listen to the voices of fear, doubts and insecurities we cut ourselves off from our potential, from our dreams and from living our very best life.
I originally planned to host a fitness-style online course, but after thinking it over I realized something simple and genius: people don't need fit bodies, they need to love themselves. They don't need to achieve big goals, they need to love themselves. They don't need better relationships, they need to love themselves.
Because when you truly, deeply love yourself unconditionally, your health, your wealth and your happiness all come into abundance. When you elevate your confidence, all other aspects of your life naturally elevate as well.
We have the very same greatness within us that every great inventor, artist and entrepreneur has, but we have barriers within us that are blocking it from flowing out with it's true potential.
We need to learn to master our minds, find balance and peace within, and build radical self-confidence. We need to accept our flaws and imperfections and find a way to accept ourselves as we are today, right now, in this moment.
That is the key to unlocking your true potential and the life of your dreams.
This Thursday, May 5th, I'll be offering a three part webinar series including weekly challenges to help you conquer fears, overcome insecurities, find peace within, build undeniable confidence, and adopt healthy habits to uplift your body, mind and spirit.
This course will help you remove the barriers within preventing you from living the wonderful life that you deserve to be living. A life filled with self-love, happiness, and fulfillment.
You have unlimited potential, but you must first believe it before you can see it. Whether you believe you can, or believe you can't, you're absolutely right. Choose to shine.
For more information on A Course in Confidence, click here.