There comes a time in life when you have to stop and ask yourself this question,
“What the hell am I doing with my life?”
Can you remember your childhood dreams, the ones you had before the brutal world of false hopes, bitter disappointment and the responsibility of adulthood fell upon you? Can you remember a time when you believed that anything was possible... Can you remember what it was like to imagine?
Imagination is a powerful life tool and mixed with a cocktail of confidence and belief – it is unstoppable. This is the elixir of life if you wish – this combination is what allowed Sir Richard Branson to create his global brand and for the Wright Brothers to make a vehicle fly in the sky. Steve Job's imagination created Apple and where would we be without our Iphones?
Belief – small word, huge consequences.
I have known people, brilliant people, talented beyond comprehension – people who are capable of achieving anything they want out of life. But they lack belief. It is a direct result of this that you don’t know the people I am talking about... but I am sure you have met your own:
The incredible singer whose voice surpassed anything you have ever heard on the radio, ‘You should be famous’ you say, when you occasional overhear her when she thinks nobody is listening.
The writer whose words will go unseen, despite their desperate need to be heard and understood, despite the readers who are desperate to feel that very connection to help them find their own place in the world.
The natural life coach who can inspire and motivate everyone around her to achieve what he or she wants from life, except of course, her own life. She believes in others but not in herself.
Perhaps you know them. Perhaps you are one of them.
There is nothing sadder, than wonderfully gifted people with a curse of self-doubt that will never allow them to step out of their comfort zone and live the life that they secretly dream of. Sound familiar?
“What have I got to lose?”
I’m not talking about becoming famous or inventing something that changes the lives of many – I’m talking about changing your own life into the life you truly desire, the life you imagine when you are staring out of a window watching the storm rage past you, wishing you could harness that power to get off the treadmill of mediocrity.
But that power already resides within you. It is the little voice you hear in the lonely midnight hours that begs to be listened too. It’s the goose bumps on your skin when you feel inspired, it’s the storm that rages in anger and frustration in your lowest moments because it knows, that you can do whatever you dream of doing if only you will imagine it and believe in it.
Listen to that voice. Listen to that storm. Imagine, imagine, imagine...
And most importantly - Believe x