I want to talk about the curse of ‘just me’ once again. So many folks simply don’t get how dangerous this phrase is to their success and well-being.
Human nature is interesting. We don’t like to deal with other people who dare to be different. Why is that? It’s like we say, “If I have to be one of the sheep herd, barely getting by, then you do too.”
How many millions of human beings gather together in a small comfort zone where little is accomplished? And when someone dares to take the chance of breaking free of his or her self-induced misery, we say, ”Hey man, very few are extra-ordinary; quit fooling yourself. Know your place in life; stop the foolishness. You’re not going anywhere.”
Okay, so here’s the deal: Ordinary is not what you are; it is what you have decided to make of your life. And then you gather with others who think like you do, and remind you of this, as you remind them. Can you see the insanity?
Let’s get this straight right now: ‘just me’ is a very powerful means of diminishing your self-esteem. Some religions will even insist that we are born sinners. If you are indoctrinated with that belief, it certainly will give you cause for concern when you decide to agree that you are ‘marvelously made and destined to win at whatever you set your mind to’.
If you give your mind away to the 60,000 NO’s that you hear between age two and six, and let those NO’s tell you what to think, say and do … I can promise that the best reply that you will come up with when someone asks you, “Who’s there?” you will say, “It’s just me.” In such moments, you surrender your incredible uniqueness to thoughts of insufficiency and inferiority.
I will continue to motivate you with upcoming blogs. I will show you how to breakthrough the prejudices that you hold against yourself … yes, against yourself!
It is time to summon the courage to declare yourself “worthy of all that is good and beautiful.” The consequences of living with ‘just me’ are devastating to your success and happiness. Can you see that? Stay tuned.
Be sure to check out my latest article for the Huffington Post here.
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