Only You Can Decide To Transform Yourself
Good or bad, experiences and our environment have great influence over who we become. However, we as humans can choose to settle for who we are or act and take on the process of refining ourselves to become all we would like to be. This process is not always easy and often takes intentional “chipping” away at bad habits and destructive paradigms that have produced the results we currently
Our lives are under continuous formation and through hard work and refinement, you can have the life and business you have always dreamed of.
Think of your life being similar to a diamond. Diamonds were formed deep in the Earth’s crust from carbon atoms under prolonged conditions of intense heat and pressure. When they are extracted from the earth, they are not the brilliant, shiny gems you see at the store. Quite frankly, they are caked with dirt and have no particular cool shape to them; they are dirty, unattractive (albeit highly valuable) rocks.
YOU are a Diamond in the Rough
Now think of us humans. When we are newborn babies, we are fresh from the womb, without a blemish on us or within us. We are a “clean slate,” ready to learn and absorb everything in our environment. Others impress upon us their way of living, their traditions and their beliefs. As a baby we have openness and wonder and accept whatever we are taught to be “the way it is.”
We continue to be influenced by others – our parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, coaches, friends and whoever comes across our path. Before you know it, you have accumulated little bits of “dirt” along the way; today, here you stand with all this stuff (beliefs/patterns of behavior) that has become YOU. You have been formed into who you are today.
As you look around at others, you might think some people aren’t formed that way. They seem to live a “charmed life” and can’t possibly be carrying any dirt around with them. Well, if you pulled back the curtain on their journey, you would likely discover that they were, in fact, either:
ONE, influenced by their positive surroundings and that has led them to this charmed life, as you describe it; or
TWO, they undertook the knowledge and processes to rid themselves of their clumps of dirt that got them to where they are today.
What do you do with this awareness?
Let me start by asking you these questions:
Have you achieved what you’ve really wanted to achieve?
Have you acquired what you’ve really wanted to acquire?
Have you contributed what you truly wanted to contribute?
Are you as healthy, as happy, as fulfilled, as you want to be?
When was the last time you dedicated the time to really and honestly explore all areas of your life?
This also applies to your business – many business owners and leaders just keep their head down in the daily grind and don’t schedule time to take a good hard look at every facet of their business.
Start Polishing Yourself
Your life is made up of a combination of business and life experiences and you owe it to yourself to invest your time evaluating where you are at and discovering where you really, really want to be.
As you question yourself, you chip away and finally reach the core of what you really want and what is holding you back. Is it someone else’s opinions or beliefs about you that is causing you to think, act and either achieve or not achieve the results you have today?
Give yourself the gift of learning about YOU.
After truthfully answering the questions, ask yourself if you are ready to do something different with what you have uncovered/discovered. It might be more comfortable to be like a turtle and pull back into your shell and just HOPE things will get better. Do you believe you’ll see the change you want without you having to do much, like stepping out and being vulnerable and braving the elements? Yes, it takes courage to be vulnerable, take a leap of faith, and hopefully land where you truly want to be.
No one said a journey to something better was going to be easy.
If any of this resonates with you and you admit to yourself, “I am READY,” then talk to someone who can explore what that journey might look like for you. Plenty of our coaching clients arrived at our doorstep for this very reason. If you are ready to take on your transformation click HERE to start your journey!
Remember, whether it is business or personal, the process is the process. Just like the diamond’s process to become shiny, bright, chiseled into a specific shape and more valuable than a chunk of rock, YOU can be more valuable, professionally or personally. You are the ONLY one that can make the decision to act.
Are you having doubts? Is it really possible to make big changes and have the things, be the person or do the things you want to do? Absolutely. All things are possible.
Schedule a complimentary strategy session with us here and explore what are Elite Programs can do for you. We’re here for you whenever you’re ready to take the first step. Leap and you’ll develop wings along the way.