Most people have the desire to do something great with their lives. The problem being, they don’t believe they possess the inner power to follow them desires.
So what holds us back?
It’s the constant story we keep telling ourselves. I’m not talented enough, smart enough. I’m too old. I haven’t got the time.
I’ve been there myself; I blamed everyone and everything. I told myself a story of lack, a story that contained a lot of some days; some day I will write, some day I will stand up for myself, someday I will follow my true calling, some day, some day, some day.
Guess what? That day never came.
What I came to realize was, some day never comes; it is simply a little story we tell ourselves to feel better about not taking action.
I always wanted to inspire people and thought about writing for years, but I told myself that I wasn’t intelligent enough, I hadn’t got the patience, I hadn’t got the time; bottom line, I was telling myself I just wasn’t good enough.
This was my story, my inner dialogue until I changed it.
In my new story I started to study writing, I made the time to read, write and research. I was good enough; I did have the patience.
Your inner dialogue is much more powerful than you realize. It is the difference between you living the life you desire, and living a life where you are waiting for five o clock to come around. The sad fact is if you are living this type of life; happiness only arrives when you retire.
Your Heavenly Father did not put on this planet to clock in, and clock out; you were put here to add something to society.
We all have God-given talents and abilities, but we need to embrace them, nurture them, and help them grow. Even Ronaldo; who is arguably the best soccer player on the planet, when asked about his talent said; There’s no talent here, I just train harder than everyone else.
Let your new story begin with; From today I’m no longer trying to improve my weaknesses. Instead, I’m going to develop my God-given strengths. Instead of shying away from life, face it head on.
Every step you take and plan you make, when broken down is a story you tell yourself. They say everyone has a book in them; what is the next chapter of your story going to reveal about you?
Start changing your story.
If you have ever seen The Truman Show; A brief synopsis for those of you that haven’t. Jim Carrey is an insurance salesman/adjuster who discovers his entire life is actually a television show.
Well, what you do day to day is your show. At first, you may say it would make a boring story, but guess who the director is? Guess who the producer is? Guess who is the leading character.
Start asking yourself, what would make my story more interesting?
This may sound crazy, but when you look at life from this perspective, life changes.
Maybe you stress out more than you like. If this is the case, decide your character is calm and collected. If you find it very hard to forgive, make the act of forgiveness the turning point in your characters life. If your life has no direction, sit down and plan out the life you would like to lead. Apply for the courses, the interviews, attend the gym, the classes.
Of course with all acting their will be re-takes and edits, but unless you change your story, the plot can not move forward.
Take a step of faith today.