What gets you out of bed?
Will today be a WOW day?
What would make it a WOW day?
What areas of your life don’t say WOW?
What excites you? What revs up your engine? What makes you want to say – “This is what I am going to do.”
Have you thought of celebrating something, anything without a special reason to do so?
What stops us in our tracks?
Dennis Waitley writes from his book “Safari to the Soul”, that there are three core ingredients that stop us from making a change in our lives.
1. Fear of rejection, which is being made a fool or failure in the sight or presence of others.
2. Fear of change, which is charting unknown waters being a pioneer, breaking tradition and sacrificing external security.
3. Fear of success, which is an expression of inadequacy in feeling we perhaps don’t deserve to achieve, combined with emotions of guilt when we do better than expected.
What is stopping you? Is it one of those three things?
The great explorers Lewis and Clark traveled together for a reason and that was to overcome those three things, fear of rejection, fear of change and fear of success. Having someone share the burden lightens the personal load and makes the journey easier.
In our personal journeys who do we take along to help us lighten the burden or who do we confide in to find our true north? Who holds us accountable? Who is there to help us celebrate the risk that we just took?
“The acorn transcends its shell to become an oak.” Robert E. Quinn