Trust the Big You over Little You

Thanks to Pascal Mauerhofer

You have that little voice in your head that tells you rubbish. I have it also. How do you out-think it? You just focus on what you want to achieve to a point where what you are doing matters more than how you are doing. What you are doing will produce results, energy, relationships. It is the action and not the fear of it. So next time you hear that little voice inside of your head just ignore it. It’s not even worth your time. Don’t let your insecurities come in your way to success.

Be Truthful to Who You Are

Photo by Emile Guillemot

Following someone else’s path it’s unlikely to help us build a genuine presence and add value into the world. Our path might seem ambushed by fallen trees, snow and broken roads, but it’s how we react to these obstacles that in turn helps us grow. If you want to be like someone else, chances are you are limiting yourself. You have so much to offer, you just have to believe in yourself and dare to take the risks.

Are You Working for Your Dreams or for Other People’s Dreams?

Photo by Andrik Langfield

Every now and then the time comes to face the way things fall into place in our lives. This can be caused by the way we are treated or by seeing things that we wish we can fix and we feel like we don’t have the power to do it. When we look around us and the way we live our life is not a reflection of our aspirations or of the road that will take us there, it’s time to reassess where we’re standing and who we truly serve.

Serving a purpose is different from being a tool in someone’s toolkit. Due to market changes and our own perceived needs, we often jump at the first chance we get. Saying no to opportunity is part of the process of discovering and/or creating opportunities that allow us to grow towards fulfilling our true potential.

Building ourselves up towards fulfilling our dreams is more likely to help us live a life of purpose and a life of no regrets. Stand up for yourself. Serve a purpose you chose.

Are You Standing Between Yourself and Success?

Photo by Marcos Paulo Prado

We are the only people who can push ourselves towards success, failure, or just passivity in life. Do you ever worry about achieving something even though you haven’t even made a start yet on our project? You might instinctively think that this ‘long-term planning’ is beneficial, that you should plan for the worse and so on. But planning for the worse gives us a sense of what the future can look like in a negative light.

The main thing to note when you get sidetracked by your own thoughts, worries, doubts and second thoughts is that this time is taken out of action time. Action gets us closer to results. Doubt is the stranger disguised with friendly intentions when in fact just wants to rob you from your dreams. Stay focused. Ultimately, everything that matters is what action you take and time to act is now.

The I’m Not Good Enough Holdback

Photo by niklas_hamann

We worry about what people might think of us, what if we fail, what if we end up in a loss after making this decision? What if I’m not good enough? I know I worry about these things constantly and the fun bit is that this prevents be from even making a start.

Fear is paralyzing. It makes us think that we are good where we stand at the moment, even if we are tragically unhappy. We tell ourselves that this is what life looks life because we see so many examples of people around us walking dead through life.

The choice to take action is a choice that needs to be taken every single day. Is the choice of making a start. What people think is not relevant. Will you look back on your life 20 years from now thinking:

‘I’m proud of myself because I made people think that I am happy and successful. No one ever doubted it’

Or is it more likely to look back on your life with regret? Let that put things in perspective for you when the I’m not good enough thoughts creep in. You’re good enough and you can only improve from here onwards.

How to Get What You Want

Photo by Tobias Tullius

To get what you want you first have to believe that you are worthy of it and then you need to be brave enough to ask for it.

We all are generous people, but the truth is that we do things more easily when we see what’s in for us. If there is something that you want that needs to be facilitated by another person, think about the value their actions would bring to themselves – as a human being or as a company.

We are worthy of success and taking advantage of other people won’t create a better life for you. Be honest in what you want. Sometimes just being happier around people might be a great incentive for those around you to support you. If selfishness is not the only attribute guiding you, you will be surprised at the level of support you will receive.

Getting what you want is directly connected to adding value into the world. We are all in a search of meaning and when it comes to building meaning ourselves we first need to believe in ourselves.