Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…
Dare to Be Outstanding Today!
Have you watched this Powerful, Motivational video yet today?
I first came across this video on the Facebook wall of a new friend of mine, Jeffery Davis, (a Leader in the #1 Weight Loss Company in North America) who mastered the world of network marketing by serving his clients.
I was honored to be able to spend some time with him after a regional conference in Houston, Texas, where I learned not only several brilliant marketing strategies that will help me in a huge way, but I also learned a lot about this man and how influential he is, not only as an Ambassador in his company, but as a Dad, as a Role Model and as a Leader in Life. (I think we’ve only just seen the beginning of his Greatness!)
Leadership Tip to Learn from:
Instead of having a set agenda of what Jeffery would say before a call, he simply let people share what was on their heart and he actively listened to each one of them, finding unique ways to help them reach their goals, rise up to the challenge of losing weight, and ultimately Be Great!
What inspired me the most is how Mr. Davis didn’t try to build up empty hype of the business opportunity with his team, but rather he sought to uncover what was really holding them back; what truly inspired them, and where their light was buried, and then he worked to guide them towards digging deep within to find their true purpose for starting their own business. That’s where true intrinsic motivation comes from — Motivation that LASTS!
What inspires you? Why did you first start your own business? What made you choose the job you’re in? If it’s NOT ultimately giving you joy and purpose in life — then find a way to get out and find something that will fill you up every day. If you’re not jumping out of bed on Monday morning, excited to take on the day, you’re probably misaligned to your true calling.
This fan-made video spells it out perfectly when it comes to business and life. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. And all too often, we hide from what makes us brilliant, spectacular and outstanding. We hide in the shadows of where we think our peers or family expects us to be. We are taught to be humble in school, in church and in our family. Yet, all that teaches us to do is to hide our light under a mask that’s not aligned to our true self. We then start living an inauthentic life, living for how we think other people want us to live, do, breathe and do.
(This picture was snapped off the record breaking jump by Felix Baumgartner as he jumped from space, free falling for over three minutes, sponsored by the Redbull Stratos Project. This is a man who embraced the Greatness within, and has inspired millions every day leading up to this jump, and millions more now that he did it on October 14, 2012!!!)
Yeah, exactly… I know what you’re feeling… Now, What does THIS inspire you to do Today?
Marianne Williamson said it best in A Course in Miracles when she explained, “It’s not our darkness that most frightens us, it’s our light.”
This video brings this concept home. How life and business and work and people can sometimes beat us down. But it’s not how many times we get knocked down, is it? It’s how many times we get BACK UP that counts!
It’s interesting, because when the last Rocky movie came out, my first reaction was that I had no intention of seeing the movie, because the series ran its course. I thought, what angle could they come out with that would beat any of the previous movies? Well… Sly did it once again! And in my opinion, he topped all other movies previously in the series.
One flight back home one day, Rocky was the in-flight movie playing on Continental airlines, and the movie brought me to tears. (On several occasions.) My favorite part of the entire movie was when he had a heart to heart talk with his son. It’s probably what I love most about this video’s version of the famous poem by Marianne Williamson how it’s about Daring to be GREAT, and letting our Light Shine.
I loved this Rocky speech so much that I started scribbling down what he said on the plane… and now I’ll share my scribbles with you so you can let it speak directly to YOU… as you watch this video — every day for the next 30 days, like I intend to do, because it’s just the message I need to meet my new 90-Day Challenge I’ve set for myself, and having my friends hold me accountable to reach my goals.
“I’m gonna show you how Great I Am!” Muhammad Ali
Transcript from this video (forgive me if I get a few words different.) Rocky to son:
But somewhere along the line… you changed.
You stopped being you.
You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good.
And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame. Like a big shadow.
Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently… if you let it!
You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it doesn’t matter how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.
That’s how WINNING is done!
Cuz if you’re willing to go through all the battling you gotta go through to get where you wanna get, who’s got the right to stop you?
Maybe some of you guys got something you never finished… something you really wanna do, to say something to someone that you never said… something…
…but you’re told no…
Even after you pay your dues…
Who’s got the right to stop you?
It’s your right to listen to your own gut. Ain’t nobody’s right to say no, and tell you that you can’t! After you’ve earned the right to be what you want to be or do what you wanna do!
Now if you know what you’re worth… then go GET what you’re worth!
But you gotta be willing to take the hits.
And not point the finger, saying, you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her.
Cowards do that, and that ain’t you! You’re BETTER than that!
…Now… if you have children… Imagine saying the following to them each night before they go to sleep for the next 90-days… or for as long as you tell them bedtime stories and tuck them in… Imagine the impact that would make on their mind… their psychology and their potential to be Great as they grow up, and inspire the world with their unique gifts and talents imprinted on them since birth…
Our Deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
It’s our Light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
Playing small never served the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were all meant to shine, as children. It’s not just in some of us. It’s in everyone.
As we let our own light shine… we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. And we are all liberated from our own fear.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…
My challenge to you… Join me everyday and watch this video — before you go to sleep… and right when you wake up to start your day.
If you’re with me, leave a note in the comments section below this blog post, share your 90-day BIG Goal that you will accomplish as you DARE TO BE GREAT!
And if you really desire to be held accountable and increase your chances of achieving your goals, then come back and watch this video DAILY and Comment on this post EVERY DAY!
This “Challenge to Be Great” will not only serve you to reach your goals, but you’ll inspire others to be Great and get through the rough times as you share the things you discover and accomplish along the way. Share how life tries to beat you down… and prove each day that you keep getting up and moving forward. Tell us how you overcome each hurdle… and Let’s Do This Together!
Dare To Be Great!
Are you with me?