"When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be. " -Patanjali (author and yogi)
I'm sure you've heard the saying, when you're a hammer, everything is a nail. To me this saying expresses the limitations we place on ourselves, unnecessary and unconscious limitations, limitations that box us in, keeping us from growing to our full potential.
The good news is, if you feel like a hammer, all that needs to happen is for there to be a shift in attitude. The doing is effortless once the shift happens. It's phenomenal.
What the heck does that mean, Kenrick? Well, if the way you've been addressing challenges hasn't been working for you, it's time to try a new approach. Can we agree on that? I mean, the definition of insanity, as given to us by none other than Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
As a child, you have to but once touch a hot iron and you don't make the same mistake again. On all levels , conscious and sub conscious, when we see the iron plugged in we have a deep knowing that we should not touch it.
So in business, in relationships of all kinds, in practical decision making, what is it that keeps us attached to being a hammer and banging away at the world which we think consists of nails? Well, there's habit. There's apathy. There's even a bit of laziness. The good news, you're aware of it now and that's the first step in changing it.
My approach in life is that I am a magician and everything in my life is a opportunity to create what I want, what will be best for me, for my family, for my students, what will bring the most good to what I do in life.
I wasn't always aware that I create what I am surrounded by and as a result, I haven't always been happy. It took some stumbling, a little trial and error, because I always had the idea that work was hard, that good things came with struggle. However, once I gave up that notion, once I decided all good things come easy to me, once I saw that creating my universe is a pleasure and a joy and that meaningful work need not be difficult - once all of that happened, I saw that the one thing I was struggling against all that time was myself and my self imposed limitations.
Are you so attached to being a hammer? Or do you think there's something else, something expansive and empowered that you can be instead?
Kenrick Cleveland teaches techniques to sell to affluent clients using persuasion strategies . He runs unique public and private seminars and offers home study courses, audio/visual learning tools, and coaching programs in persuasion techniques. Find more free articles at http://www.MAXpersuasion.com/blog Be sure to sign up for his free report entitled “Yes! Persuasion. "