I get these questions all the time.
But, it all depends on you.
It is so easy to focus on all that’s wrong in our lives and in the world. It can be tempting to deduce from what we see around us that we better just take what we can get, compromise on what we want, and be grateful for what we have.
Coming from that place of fear can keep us where we are and not where we want to be. Staying in a place that six months from now we kick ourselves and say, “I can’t believe I’m still here, not doing what I really want to do, not making the contribution I want to make.”
There is evidence of success and transformation all around us, if we choose to see it.
There are people out there doing remarkable things, transforming their professional and personal lives to be ones that fill them up instead of wear them down.
People who are:
These professionals are moving forward despite their fears, thinking and acting with innovation and joy, believing in their dreams and making them real. They are taking baby steps and big leaps and never giving up—even in tough times. They are getting support and drawing on resources they need and believing in their abilities even when it feels impossible.
The bottom line: It’s an internal game.
If yes, then it is possible.
If not, then it certainly is not.
I’m wondering—What do you believe? What are you willing to change to get the right mindset, to make the shift from here to where you want to be?
(originally published on Apr 20, 2012)