For the first 20 years of my life, I learnt mostly from my own mistakes and successes and honestly, life sucked! It was though! It wasn't until I started learning from others experience that life became a lot more fun. Not to say I don't have my struggles, but I'm better equipped now to deal with them.
In just the last 7 years I've been able to go from a shy, drug addicted, nervous, unhappy boy, to an empowered, inspired, life loving coach!
I've been able to get through life's crazy challenges with faith, confidence, courage, patience, and love. I've gone from feeling I am worthless and won't amount to anything (the world's perspective of me) to feeling that I can accomplish everything I desire and that I'm worth more than anything this world has to offer me. I know that as I keep growing, I become a more valuable resource and support to others I associate with. And this all came about by learning from others' experience and consistently programming my mind with what serves me in my personal growth journey, by listening to the right audio CDs, reading the right books, and associating myself with the right people - those who have what I want .
Every day we're bombarded with media and peers that aren't shy to tell us how we can't do this and we can't do that. They fear the unknown, so they encourage us to do the same. Stop day dreaming they tell us. Be realistic they say. Well... imagine if the Wright Brothers would have taken that advice! We wouldn't have planes today. Imagine if Mark Zuckerberg would have listened, we wouldn't have facebook! - which has completely revolutionized the way we communicate.
You have a special gift and unless it's shared, you are depriving, not only yourself, but others of those gifts.
If you have a desire for something that's pulling at your heart strings and won't let go, you must pursue it! THAT is your gift to the world!
While I was walking home from work yesterday, this thought came to my mind:
You can do better by learning from others' experience or spend the next several years learning from your own.
What ever your life's pursuit, you can save years of failure and frustration by seeking out those who have what you want and are willing to share their wisdom with you. Like I always say to my students "Feed them and they shall speak". If you invite a respected authority on your subject out and offer to pay for their dinner, they will share their wisdom with you and it will be the most valuable and cheapest form of education you will ever receive.
So get started on the right foot and find a mentor who can guide you through the minefield of your destiny and move forward knowing that your destination is not too far off.
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