The courage to strive

I've been in a number of conversations with professionals/business owners who want better for themselves - who are striving to put their talents and skills to better or more constructive use, who want to feel fulfilled each day, or who want to step into their own leadership skills and lead with confidence.

And, we often hear others, or ourselves, wishing things were better:...that we were more successful, earning more money,  or even happier – we’re all familiar with the ‘wants’ of things.

However, when it comes to taking action ....often, we can feel stuck. We can feel paralyzed by this desire, not knowing which way is forward.

What I've seen, learned and would like to share with you is that it takes courage and bravery to make changes in your life – and to move into a path that fulfills you and gives you meaning.

It takes courage and bravery to start a business, hire and build your team, focus on business development, launch a new service.....

It takes courage and bravery to begin the journey of exploring a new career path, to want to strive for a coveted position, or to scale back...... 

It takes courage and bravery to want to be a better leader, to maximize your potential, to bring authenticity to your organization or business...

It's about seeing these possibilities for yourself.  Seeing YOUR possibilities.

So, what comes before all else, in order to take action?

Belief.

Belief in the possibility.

Belief that it can happen for you - whatever 'it' is for you.

Belief doesn’t come without doubt creeping in, but your belief in what possibilities the future holds will help you know that it CAN be possible...that it IS possible.

Belief leads to attitude. Attitude leads to the kinds of action that will take you to your destination.

I love the poem by Walter D. Wintle:

Thinking
If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don't,
If you like to win, but you think you can't
It is almost certain you won't.
 
If you think you'll lose, you're lost
For out of the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will
It's all in the state of mind.
 
If you think you are outclassed, you are
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
 
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!

I see when people don’t take action because of the fear of a new possibility not working out. So, to avoid disappointment, they opt to not venture out to risk failure.

What if we shift that to: how would you proceed knowing that what you envision is a REAL possibility? Or, taken a step further, what if you KNOW it’ll work out for you? 

Would you take action then?

What would that shift in your mindset allow you the courage to do?

I invite you to think about how you want your future to unfold – whether it’s looking for more meaning in your career, wanting to be a successful business owner, or experiencing rewarding life experiences.

The biggest change you can make may not even be visible to others.

External change comes from internal change.

What if the biggest change could be made today: 

A shift in belief.

NOW is YOUR time.

 

Ariana

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