When one looks out to the world, the initial landscape at times may show a humanity of burden, stress, lack and devastation. This is generally what we are shown through the eyes of the media. If we take that view of the proverbial forest through the trees and claim it as our own, the reflection of our own life will feel hopeless and unworthy of standing up to live the life of our dreams. Our society may seek to impose invisible prison walls upon us. But we have a choice whether we give into that delusion, or choose to be strong, and commit to live a life of greatness and infinite possibility.
I wish to send out the reminder that the Universal Laws hold at least the potential for the reality of strength, joy and success for any sentient being willing to set their mind to greatness, and do the work to live fully their utmost potential.
With a renewed knowing that “I can,” a launching pad for the energy and strength of mind and character from which to fly is created. It is vitally important that we experience some down times, setbacks, roadblocks and other aspects of failure or unexpected turns along the way. The school of life is teaching us to become crystal clear about what we want and why it matters, while also redefining our strength and commitment to greatness as humans. The hard things gift us perspective which enables us to do this.
For this to happen on a broad scale, it takes the leaders in our world to set the precedence. These leaders are executives guiding organizations, or key sports heroes inspiring their fans, the presidents of countries, and highly evolved spiritual guides. There exists an endless list of humans aspiring to better humanity, very often in the midst of incredible odds. When these people fall into darkness, their followers also fail. But when they choose to do the work to live a life of greatness, those they are immediately connected to must rise also, as the power of the commitment of their leader creates a wave for many to also ride upon.
Throughout history, there have been countless examples of leaders creating change. Some ultimately chose to be greedy and selfish and caused devastating catastrophe. Others made a commitment of discipline, despite seemingly impossible situations. And the resonance from the waves of both sides, are still felt. As leaders in your organizations, you hold the power to create change. With that is also the responsibility to live a life of balance, commitment and wisdom.
It is important to look at yourself each day with honesty. Let go of patterns that are harming you, your families or organizations. Establish healthy habits that promote energetic bodies, minds and emotions. Realize how quality over quantity holds great value. Focus on emulating positive characteristics, strategies, meetings, workouts, mindfulness activities and the like.
This will bring balance. With balance more time will be found to discern what simply needs to be omitted from your life so you have the space to become your greatest self in the workplace and with your family. This will also naturally assist your athletic endeavors. You will inspire many to follow your patterns. True leaders commit to what is important, while leading by example others along a strong path.
This will release the potential perspective of a burdensome life, the potential that is always there, but you don’t have to live. You choose to live a life of empowerment. Life choices are like the colors on a palette. Life itself is the canvas ready for you to paint your wildest dreams come true upon. And when it is time, you step into that canvas and live it. What are you painting onto your canvas of life?
It takes commitment to live an incredible life. Decide now that no matter what, you will choose a life worth living. Promise yourself you will seek to align with a set of values and be willing to step forward and back, and sometimes to the side, as you mindfully move towards your goals.
From there, write your personal vision statement. This vision statement is fluid and should be reworked at least quarterly as you evolve as a person through a constantly changing life. Read your vision statement daily at the same time you are setting your work, family and training schedule for the next day.
If you notice you are stressed, identify what is causing 80% of your stress. It is generally one or two things, but may feel like everything! Delete the stress from your life by either shifting your perspective, addressing the stress so it is bearable, or if possible, eliminating the cause completely from your life to create space for things that bring you drive and happiness.
Next, be mindful. If you find you are feeling high strung and falling into negative habitual patterns of any kind, stop! Sit down, close your eyes and take 10 very deep slow breaths, with the focus on the exhale. Relax your shoulders and press your feet into the floor. When you feel grounded, open your eyes. Write down what you commit to do instead of panic, and then move forward. One minute of mindfulness exercising will reset your day in the right direction towards success.
Each of us has the choice to live a vibrant life. As leaders in organizations, you have the ability to help create positive change above and beyond your wildest dreams for humanity. Commit to success now, and notice how many you naturally inspire and assist along your way.