You can only be who you already are
– Steven Pressfield
I love this philosophy it goes against the you can be whatever you want to be positive thinking jumbo that goes around today
If you want to be a singer and you cannot sing then you are not going to become a singer no matter how much you believe you can be whatever
So who are you already
That is the chief task at hand
We don’t know until we know
Sometimes we get whispers in our ear and we ignore them
Other times we stumble on to it through a wide variety of paths
But at heart deep down we are all explorers so even if you don’t find who you are
Get outside and explore
Destiny is something you create with your own 2 hands
We all say it was destined to be
But that’s impossible since the future can change in a moment with each choice and action we make,
It was never destined to be…
And since the future changes with each choice and action we therefore create our own destiny
With the choices we make,
The difference between meeting the partner your destined to be with or not could be sending a message
The difference between getting your dream job or not is through the actions you make…
Whatever it is you want the future is unwritten so take your hands and get creating that future
You are your destiny
Don’t block your own path!
Build your kingdom, instead of blocking your path.
Garret J White
We all have goals and dreams
We all know what we need to do.
We also most of the time know what we need not to do.
Yet the what not to do is what we find ourselves doing the most.
We order the supplys to build the kingdom then we put a road block in the middle of the path so they can’t get there.
So we are left with the dreams in our heads and the obstructing behaviours in reality.
This conflicting behaviour is destroying us.
Let’s do the work
Let’s build those castles in our mind.
Blind to Possibilities
When we dwell on a problem, we get stuck in the cycle of the problem, our perspective is just the problem and other problems.
Remaining in the problem, blind us to possibilities.
We need to shift this perspective.
To shift the perspective we need to walk the block and look at it from everyone’s point of view.
And find the desired outcome.
Without shifting the perspective we just remain stuck in a pit and we’ll never grow.
When it’s not on your doorstep
What do you do?
Do you wait until another event rolls around closer to you or do you travel the distance.
I’ve been to several events 100s of miles away from where I live, long train or coach journeys, hotels etc.
At the same time in Facebook groups I see people asking will this event be in X place or y place…
Because they don’t want to travel.
Yet even if it was on there doorstep, would they go?
I don’t know… but the question is if its really worth something to you
How far are you willing to go?