Barbaric YALP- It’s Time to Believe Again!

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You’ve tried the latest tips and read the hottest blogs.  You may have even recently read a NY Times best-seller. You’re hopeful, it seems to be helping. Although it’s good information, something is missing. There is a disconnect. You just can’t seem to get things rolling the way you hoped. It feels confusing, thwarted and wrought with obstacles. Frustration and resignation soon follow.

Do you know who you are and what you are capable of?

Consider this quote:

Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Today I had an awakening. I’ve been lulled to sleep. I’ve been lied to by my own mind. My thoughts lately have been something like this:

“Where you are now is who you will always be.”

“Your business will never really take off.”

“Find something safe and responsible.”

“You don’t have what it takes to create the life you want.”

Lies, lies, lies!

In my head I would agree. These statements are not really true but somewhere deep down in my heart, I hear a whisper, “It probably is true.” So I moped around this week feeling sorry for myself. I was borderline depressed. Where does this vile thinking come from?  Am I the only one?

Back to my awakening. I was listening to a song in my car and something happened. If Christian music offends you, don’t click on the video below. If not, listen, maybe something will happen to you.

The dam of negativity broke and the warrior inside me screamed out loud,

“I believe!!!!!!!!”

In order to unlock your greatness, you have to access our heart and put some emotion into it. Dig deep. All the passion for life you can handle is in there.

Can you picture a time when you felt powerful, alive and filled with confidence and hope? Maybe it was on the basketball court in highschool. When you walked across the stage as a college graduate? When you saw your wife for the first time? When you closed your best client ever? The first time to laid eyes on your daughter? When did you feel most alive?

Picture that moment in your mind. Now, yell out loud at the top of your lungs,

“I was destined for greatness!!!!!” “I believe!!!!”

Does this sound a little hoaky? Maybe it does.

When you access your emotions, your creativity can be unleashed. Who you truly are comes spilling out. One of my favorite movie scenes is from The Dead Poet Society. It captures this concept well.

Have you lost heart?

Today I want to remind you:

You were made for greatness.  There is overwhelming joy within you. You have the capacity to love deeply. It may be buried under frustration and bitterness, but abundant life is coursing through your veins. The same self constructed walls that protect you from fear and insecurity, keep you from being your authentic self. It’s time to come alive and be who you were made to be!

Take a risk and dare to let yourself  believe again. Puff out your chest and scream out loud like a barbarian,

“I believe!!!” “I am destined for greatness!!!!”

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