Sadly, so many of those lights fade before they even shine. So many die with their greatness locked away inside - never shared with the world.
I remember reading a study one time that said the majority of the inventions in the world were invented by a small % of the inventors. And of these inventions that were invented nearly 90% had been attempted before by at least one or more person's.
What the study implied was that so many people had amazing, life changing ideas, but gave up on them. At which time the small % of inventors who were courageous enough to persist on picked up where they had left off and brought the initial idea into fruition.
Why did those original inventors, the ones with the initial world changing idea, give up?
Like most of us the reasons are many, but the underlying roots boil down to a few key beliefs:
- I am not ______ enough (good enough, smart enough, talented enough, educated enough, rich enough, connected enough etc....) to achieve my goal.
- What if I fail (people may not like me, I won't be loved, I'll be ostracized, I'll be an outcast, I'll prove the doubters wrong, I'll let my friends/family down etc...)?
To give those beliefs fire, they are usually fueled by some broad declarations and generalizations:
- this is impossible, it was stupid to try, what was I thinking, everyone was right this can't be done, etc...
Any of this sound familiar?
What would your life look like if you refused to give up on yourself?
What might the world at large look like? I would love to hear your thoughts.
If you are someone that has a dream, a goal, a commitment to unlocking your greatness and allowing your light to shine brightly, here are a couple videos I recorded that can help you persevere in the face of doubt and the voice that whispers "give up."
Three strategies to start believing in yourself right away:
Three ways to conquer your fears
I hope this blog has been of value to you.
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