Right now, as you’re reading this blog, you are teaming with energy. You contain an incredible amount of passionate energy – energy that can carry you through whatever obstacle that tries to stop you from succeeding. That is not an exaggeration. You contain a passionate power, deep within you, that is constantly straining to release itself into the world.
It’s always amazing to me, when giving a seminar on the WOW-Factor, the amount of passion that fills the auditorium. Every attendee feels his power to succeed. The passion opens his eyes to myriad possibilities. The question is – “will he be ablaze with passion when he goes back to their old routine?
Unfortunately, many attendees surrender themselves over to old howling NO’s within a few days. Howling NO’s are energy-squelchers. The NO’s began for you at age two. By age ten you’d heard thousands of NO’s. You took them seriously. You took them personally. The NO’s squelch your passion; they misdirect your focus; they turn your attitude from WOW to WOE.
WOW is my acronym for a Wonderful Obsession with Winning. WOE is my acronym for What On Earth. WOE happens when we blame the world for our problems, when we take on a victim personality.
The secret to accessing your passion and directing it constructively is to depersonalize the NO’s. Don’t take them seriously. Don’t take them personally. Everyone gets hit with them, and those who depersonalize them take the woeful sting away when an old NO howls in the mind.
Here’s are three affirmations to help you remove the woeful sting when an old NO begins howling:
“I currently possess enough passionate energy to succeed with all of my dreams and more.”
“I give direction to my passion so it serves me wonderfully.” (Now state your desire – that lofty fantasy that you want to turn into fact)
“Howling NO’s are nothing more than empty air, lingering in my mind. They have no grip on me.” (Now act as though that fact is so. When you act to make it a fact, you free yourself from feelings of lack)
Awareness is always the starting point to incredible changes. Don’t place a limit on your success, but DO place a limit on your failures. Begin, right now, saying NO to old NO’s when they begin howling.