I had the pleasure of guest speaking on a motivational conference call a few days ago, and it was amazing to find that almost everyone on the call could relate to the topic I was sharing. What I realized half way through the call was that I was not only talking to them, but I was talking to myself. I based my talk on my blog post, “Getting to Know You,” but the talk itself took a turn that I wasn’t expecting. I found myself being more vulnerable with this group of people that I barely even knew, than honestly I was comfortable with. Nevertheless, it was good for me.
In changing courses with this group, I was required to take a trip down memory lane. I had to revisit some places that not only provided me with some triumphant moments, but that also dealt me some devastating blows; the very places that caused me to question whether my vision was really my purpose & destiny, or simply an illusion. As I continued to share my personal testimony with the group, it became clearer and clearer that the vision really was my purpose and destiny. I also faced the truth that I had very much played a role in sabotaging my own success through my lack of esteem, insecurity in my abilities, and unconscious fear of what success would be like for me.
For years people told me that I had a fear of success and that I was the only one in my way; and for years that just didn’t make sense to me. I mean why wouldn’t I, of all people, want me to succeed? That could only work out in my favor right? Yet, as I shared my story with the group, I saw where every time I would get to the point of take-off, I, not anyone else, would find something to deflect with, and talk myself into why it wasn’t a good time to move, or why I should do the opposite of what professionals in my field would mentor and advise me. All of this clearly flashed before my eyes, as I was leading a call to encourage and inspire others. Wow!
Well today I have road rage on the express way to my purpose and destiny, and I am honking and yelling at myself, “MOVE! GET OUT THE WAY! I HAVE SOME WHERE IMPORTANT TO BE, AND YOU ARE MAKING ME LATE-R! YOU CAN SUNDAY MORNING DRIVE ANOTHER TIME!”
As always, I thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed today post. Remember, today is a great day to make a positive impact in the lives of those you come in contact with. As my Pastor always says, Be Friendly, Show Favor, and Give Love… Mission 33!