Many of the people I accompany in terms of Coaching or Leadership Workshops are often waiting for a miracle to change their lives.
It seems that we are always waiting for something.
Otherwise, think with me:
- The Lotto or the EuroMillions;
- Retirement, because then we will have all the time in the world;
- A promotion at work that never comes;
- That fantastic idea that we’ll have one day to set up a successful business.
Can you see this around you every day?
Of course, you can!
Many of the people we contact, wait a lifetime for some divine intervention which, of course, rarely comes.
As one of my clients said after a motivational intervention I conducted for his company for 250 people, “the only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.”
Changing our lives is in our hands.
No matter how dark the circumstances around us seem, there is always a chance for change for those who are willing to work for it.
It was gratifying for me to be with more than 250 people (before Pandemic) who struggle daily without any security, that is, without a salary, earning only according to their commissions. It reminded me of the early days of my company, where nothing was guaranteed, where if you sell, then things would be okay. If you did not sell, then things would go badly.
And like these 250 people and me, most entrepreneurs know well this feeling of fear, this tightness in the stomach that comes when you think about launching yourself into the void.
I’m going to tell you a secret.
But you promise not to tell anyone?
This fear and this tightness in the stomach always exist in these situations.
No matter how experienced you are in business, it is always there.
Some manage to make it their friend and move forward into the unknown, towards their dreams. Others fall by along the road.
If we want to change our lives, whether it’s by seizing an opportunity that arises, changing jobs, or starting a business, we have to learn to have a polarized response to situations.
Or, if you prefer, as my mother says, “hardheaded.”
They are also referred to as “stubborn”.
We have to create the habit and the internal response of:
“When we are told it’s impossible, that’s when we have to do it and go ahead and find a way to do it”.
The saying goes:
“If we wait until we are ready, we wait until we die.”
This week close your eyes and imagine what your dream life will look like?
- What does it represent?
- Who is standing next to you?
- What does it feel like to look back and have already achieved it?
- Make that image, sound, and feeling as accurate as possible in your head.
Give it more color and intensity.
Bring it closer to you in your head and make it bigger as if you were walking towards it.
And with all this in your mind, open your eyes, decide what the first step you have to take today to set your dream in motion, get your butt out of your chair, and do just it!
Also published on Medium.