Have you ever found yourself in a moment of self-reflection thinking about your contribution to the world? No? OK, me neither.
But in all seriousness, I strongly believe that we are all endowed with a gift to give to this world. It’s up to us to find, understand, develop, and deliver that gift. In order to execute on that gift it is crucial that we learn how to Master The Power Within.
There is a realization that you and I must come to. It is one that will likely require us to visit the altar of sacrifice a time or two and perhaps even make some hefty deposits of sub-par self-attributes while at that altar.
If we fail to make this realization we will find ourselves falling short of what we could be. We will not live up to our potential. In fact we may sound like those that Henry David Thoreau described in the enduring book entitled Walden , “Millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life. To be awake is to be alive.”
I hope to “Awake” you, at least in this matter, to illustrate What You Owe To The World. When I attended Brandon Broadwater’s 3 Day Event, “Master Your Power Within” I found out how to fully live up to my potential, and give my gift to the world.
If you are in a production based role such as sales, or entrepreneurship. Perhaps you may be a salaried employee, you will find that fulfilling this obligation I speak of will not only enrich the world, but it will enrich your career, relationships, financial standing, and mission in life.
You see, I used to set goals based off of income targets I wanted to hit, or number of products sold, or to win a competition. During that process I certainly attained skills of influence as it relates to sales, and customer interaction. That lead me to achieve a level of success, however I felt bereft of purpose and meaning. I would achieve my goals only to find myself at the mountaintop of success thinking, “Is this all there is?” Or, I would be feeling what Tony Robbins describes as “the ultimate failure.” When he says, “success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.”
Have you ever found yourself setting goals, perhaps even achieving them, and still finding yourself unfulfilled? Why is that?
Perhaps your journey may take you to where our paths meet. Maybe it will be on a Personal Results Coaching Session, or maybe at a live event where you can find what it takes to create that fulfillment and come to the realization we have been speaking about here.
Can I let you in on a secret?
I found that if I give my gift to the world just to make a paycheck, achieve a status, or hit a production quota; my production, contribution, or business will forever remain small and incomplete. If I can’t find a way to deliver that gift to the world, my spiritual, mental, emotional, relationship, and business aspects of my life will be forever stunted in their growth potential. However, if you and I realize this one thing, it can change it all. This one thing can truly be the game changer that sets us free.
What is that one thing?
Mastering Your Power Within.
You and I must give our gift to the world because that is who we are deep down inside. It is who we were meant to be. It is what we were placed on this planet to do, at this specific time. For it is the unconquerable spirit inside us that gives us the understanding, the courage, and the divine attributes that elevate us to the “Poetic or divine life” that Thoreau spoke of.
I don’t know of a single person who doesn’t have some sort of great aspiration. Perhaps in our youthful endeavors we identified the firefighters, dancers, astronauts, princesses, policemen, or professional athletes. However, most of us do not grow up to be in one of those lines of work. Instead, as we grow older we find ourselves focusing on the benefits package of our chosen profession. We may focus on the internal politics of getting promoted. Or seek the status of being a business owner or entrepreneur. But what we fail to see, feel, hear, and know is that aspiration we once sought for so strongly.
So how do we stop getting hung up on the minutia and the ancillary baggage that a profession, career, or business comes inherently with?
How do we start achieving our goals, not just to make a paycheck, achieve a certain status, or win a competition?
You and I start by Mastering Our Power Within.
What does that look or sound like?
It starts by doing and achieving our goals because that is who we are meant to be. You become the top sales rep in your organization because that is who you are. Maybe you become the best employee because that is what you are meant to do. Perhaps you become an entrepreneur to create lasting impact on your business community.
We become our best, and give our all because that is who we are as people. That is what we owe to the world, that is what we are placed on this planet to do.
As Thorough said, “It is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look . . . To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Every man is tasked to make his life, even in its details, worthy of the contemplation of his most elevated and critical hour.”
When we make the shift from doing the things in our life for the cash, status, or some burdensome obligation we start to see captivating changes in our lives.
Are you cool with me giving you a sneak peek into what some of those changes may look like?
When you Master Your Power Within, I can tell you what is going to happen. I can promise you in fact, that you will find that you achieve your goals almost effortlessly. The stress that you felt before will melt away. You will find an inner congruence and alignment that was lacking previously. Roadblocks in your life turn into mere speed bumps. You will see the burdens you had to carry as either needless items to be shed on your journey, as a necessary and a refining load to strengthen your inner being. You will see that your future is as bright as your faith. For you will have begun the path to Master Your Power Within. For this is what you owe the world and yourself indeed.