For me there can be many triggers that help, but often just listening to inspirational people speak can provide all the motivation I need to make a start.
Yesterday I listened to an excellent interview between Michelle Holmes and Marisa Peer on the Rockstar Summit. Marisa Peer Marisa Peer is an internationally renowned therapist, writer, public speaker and behavioural expert. In this interview she was speaking about the 4 key traits that people who are successful share. There is a detailed post about this topic on Marisa's web site too. In summary the four headline points about Successful People were:
- They are willing to do the things they HATE to get to where they want to be:
- They do the things they dont want to do FIRST:
- They never take no for an answer:
- They take action every day in pursuit of their goals:
Merisa's advice was to ban the word 'BUT' because believing you are not enough is the number one cause of people giving up way too early. This really got me thinking about why I was allowing this to take a hold of me. What limiting belief did I need to identify and and revise.
Well I remeber always being told as a child that I lack imagination and have no creativity, so I have been running the story that I find it hard to sit down and write creatively! In fact I recall this happened a lot even as an adult. In my late twenties I had a psychometric profile done to check out what direction to take my career, At the time I was a Housing Enabling Manager for Local Government, but studying to become an Interior Designer. I was advised that perhaps I should become a painter and decorator instead because I lacked insufficient imagination and flair to make it as an Interior Designer! Guess what - I let that get in the way of that particular dream and it kept me stuck doing something I didnt really want to be doing for another few years!
I now know with all of my heart having changed direction completely and utterly in my life since 2009, and taken this to the next level in 2012 by moving to France that I really want to be able to share the power of Life Coaching with as many people as possible. Listening to Marisa and Michelle yesterday inspired me to revise that old script and do that thing I find hard, and write this blog. My new mantra is now "I am enough just as I am, Creativity and Imagination come easilty to me and I love writing blogs and web pages". I look forward to sharing more and more with you over the coming weeks.
Who is your inspiration and what have they helped you to change in your life. I would love to hear your thoughts below.