One of the most beautiful aspects of life on this Planet is that we always have the option to reinvent ourselves.
If you don’t like what you are experiencing or feeling, you can change it.
If you want to play at a higher level, you can choose to grow.
We have the ability to dream and to make our dreams come true.
One thing that stops us is our own fear.
To paraphrase the famous line used in the inaugural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Fear is nothing to be afraid of”.
So, stick to it! The power of positive persistence, Yes press on!
It can paralyze us if we let it.
It can drive our behavior if we let it.
It is important to keep fear in perspective.
Anytime we are thinking about making a change, bettering ourselves, or finding new ways to success, fear is likely to show up.
So DO THIS instead: take action to drive fear away, take an action today and stop feeling like you are a burden (to yourself, to your family, to the world around you) because YOU ARE NOT.
You are a wonderful person, full of resources, and all it takes to see it is to finally make use of those resources.
Caution though: this is where most people start wandering off, taking actions and then, after a while, they are back to square one believing their life is miserable.
Do you want to know how you can make sure it’s going to be DIFFERENT this time?
I will tell you.
Taking action is fundamental, but always make sure your action (whatever it is) is PURPOSEFUL.
In other words: you need to be crystal clear on what you want.
Do you want to see some bad outcomes of not being clear on your goals?
Without a clear vision, there is continuous starting and stopping, hesitation, and an insurmountable sense of feeling stuck.
Whether I am personally reinventing myself for personal or business success (or both), I need to make sure of what I REALLY want.
What WILL it look like, feel like, sound like?
Am I willing to go the distance and do what it takes?
For example, if I want to stop feeling like I am a burden and finally become purposeful, am I willing to CHANGE, myself and my actions?
Once I establish clarity on where I want to go or want to become, I may still be afraid, not really sure HOW I will get there.
Do NOT WORRY and give yourself a nice and comforting pat on the back: most of the people fail because they are not purposeful in what they do, and because they are not clear on what they want to achieve.
You are NOT one of them. You have a very firm grip on where it is that you need to be!
Welcome to your own personal path to success where you will need to make one other thing to GET there where you want to be: face your fears.
Truth be told, most of the times we are afraid to know what we are afraid of.
Let me share something personal at this point, and I’m sure this will help you too.
Every time I have been afraid of something in my life, no matter how horrible they may have seemed to me, my demons have been created by me.
Their bark always bigger and scarier than their bite.
Think about some of them, sometimes my fears really give me a good laugh, because they ARE that silly!
Next thing I find myself doing is asking myself “What’s the worst that can happen?”
Most often than not, my answer is “Absolutely nothing!”…and NOTHING is exactly what is going to happen if I do not act.
A Course in Miracles says “Look at what you are afraid of. Only the anticipation will frighten you.”
As I write this article I find myself in the midst, once again, of reinventing myself.
Once we are committed, things start to happen.
When I commit to creating a new vision for myself, all those parts of me that need healingshow up.
In other words, some times things get worse before they get better.
But I’ve got a handle on it this time: because all he things that are happening to me right now are purposeful and good.
Don’t worry, you will get through this.
You will feel better by putting a little effort into it – and trust me, it is SO worth it!
You probably haven’t experienced what it is like to be at peace in a very long time, and you may have forgotten what it feels like to be happy, you may even have come to believe that you do not deserve to be happy!
NONSENSE. You can and you will experience that again.
It is just around the corner.
If it is time to reinvent yourself, don’t get too carried away with your TO DO list.
Start making up your “To Feel List” instead.
Clarify your “Who do I want to be?” list.
The person you want to be is already within yourself.
The feelings you want to feel are already in you.
You are already fully equipped with all you need to succeed.
You are an extraordinary Being, and your Good is coming to you in extraordinary ways.
Do you need more ‘Kick’ to get started?
Do you need someone to not only show you the way and HOW to get there, but holding you ACCOUNTABLE for your results?