No matter what talents you were born with, what family you were born into, the money you have made or lost, or the times of difficulty or lucky breaks, nothing will get you to where you want to be better than understanding, who you really are?
It’s the breaking factor in every successful story. The popular poor man who comes from rags to riches, or the how I got that lucky breakthrough tale comes from one important factor- the people who succeed are the people who learn how to ignite that special something inside them, and live and breathe their dreams.
Every single person has potential lying inside them. The brilliant part is each one of us has a potential that is uniquely ours. It’s a mad mix of our genetics, our environment, the way our body has been designed and the talents we were born with. We all have something different, some gift to impart to this world.
Of course, the first step is discovering just what that is. For some this is an instinctive process, often helped by a watchful parent or teacher that spotted something in us from an early age and called it into being.
For others, it’s a struggle to identify. That can be for a range of reasons. We often have an instinct inkling of what we want to do as young children. This can be torn from us or pushed down by parental disapproval or expectations that don’t match our own natural talents. For instance you may have been created as a creative person who loves to designs things, but then you choose to become successful accountant or business owner. There may be an expectation that you’ll be working in business as you become an adult, these expectations from others can affect you, which can change your definition of success.
Our environment plays a huge part in our lives. We often learn about what we are good at through trying new things. If you lived in an area where there weren’t a lot of options, or you didn’t have a lot of money to pay for classes or for travel, then you may have not experienced the things you are naturally good at.
Sometimes our very ambition, mixed with false belief, can get in the way. One of my clients was a talented and creative designer who loved to put concepts together. However he was raised in a poor family and had experienced that embarrassing feeling of frequently being the only kid in his class without cool shoes, or the latest gadget. While he loved design he felt it couldn’t make him money so he went for more traditional methods such as finance and accounting. No matter how hard he stuck at it he found himself stressed, unhappy and even worse, and poor as he couldn’t seem to climb up the ladder to success.
Finally in desperation he started to do some designing for friends on the side just to keep himself sane. At first it was a free thing, but as his designs were shown to others, people started to ask to pay him. He discovered that you could actually be doing something you loved AND get paid for it. He just wishes he’s known that a lot earlier.
Our potential can also be cut short by circumstance. If you are struggling to meet bills every week, and you have a family to support or other responsibilities, it can be difficult to see your way out of it to unlock that missing key and find success in the things you were born to do.
Whatever the reason or reasons are there is always a way to pursue your desired goals, I have witnessed this many times during my programs, where individuals thought success for them was not obtainable and within a matter of months they were on the path of financial freedom. So remember for every time you’ve struggled and stressed that you’ll never find your passion and then be able to use it and monetize it, there is a person who has learnt to. And if they can do it, well you can too.