One of my favorite quotes is this, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” ― Robert H. Schuller. Let’s add to that, What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail and that neither money nor time was a challenge?
I believe we should each ask ourselves this question because the answer really is our “Why”, it is our reason we are here on earth and it should be our Ultimate Goal in life. Mark Twain said— “The two most important days in your life are the dayyou are born and the day you find out why.” As human beings we all have the desire to know what it is that we really should be doing. That desire comes from our Spiritual self. The desire to know our “Why” is the subconscious mind constantly challenging our conscious mind. Each of us have the answer to the “Why” question and it lies in our subconscious mind but our conscious mind doesn’t want us to know that answer because our fears of change and fear of failure are present in our conscious mind.
If we each take the time and effort to search deep into our subconscious mind we will discover the “Why” answer and once we discover that Untapped Potential of what we could be, should be, we will never be satisfied with anything less. Our conscious mind knows that and it wants us to stay in our comfort zone, that place where we aren’t stretched, where we are used to being comfortable, where we believe we can’t be more and do more with our lives. Our conscious mind constantly reminds us of our past failures and it uses fear to keep us from discovering the life that we could have, should have, the life that exists in us and is available to us. It uses fear to suppress the subconscious mind’s attempt to release the discovery of our “Why” because it knows that if we discover that answer then we will set goals to achieve the dreams that exist in us and we will no longer be held back by fear or by our past and we will never be the same person again.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail and that neither money nor time was a challenge? Once you discover your true purpose, the fear of failure, the challenge of money and time will no longer be obstacles to reaching your goal.
Abraham Lincoln was a failure many times in his political career before becoming President of the United States. Failed in business—1831, defeated for Legislature—1832, his sweetheart died—1835, had a nervous breakdown—1836 and so on, one setback after another, until: Elected president—1860.
Colonel Sanders was well over 60 when he made it big with Kentucky Fried Chicken. Before that, he simply sold chicken and other food at a service station in Corbin, Kentucky.
Peter Roget showed us that it is never too late to make earth-shattering inventions,such as the Thesaurus, which he invented at age 73.
These 3 men had neither time or money on their side but they didn’t let that stop them from achieving their dream.
Ask yourself the question today, What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail and that neither money nor time was a challenge?
Would you start that new business, go back to school, volunteer your services at a Not For Profit, become a leader in your church, your company, your community? Would you pursue your dream of being an actor, musician, artist or write a book? Would you move to another part of the world and start a new life? The answer is already in your subconscious mind. You just have to be ready and willing to search for the answer.
Our past has nothing to do with our future. Our future has to do with what we decide to do today. Not tomorrow, but today. Today is the first day of the rest of our lives and true happiness comes when we discover our “Why” and begin pursuing it.
I am not saying it will be easy, but I know it will be worth it.
Top Performers see their Untapped Potential and they don’t let FEAR keep them from achieving that potential. Top Performers live every day with the intention of becoming all they are destined to be.
Jeff Raver is a John Maxwell Certified Speaker, Coach and Trainer and has been training and coaching Top Performers for over 20 years.
If you are ready to lift your Leadership Lid and become a Top Performer contact Jeff at Jeff.Raver@BeginToWinNow.com for a FREE Consultation.