Edited November 12, 2013.
You can go a life time not trying things for fear you won’t like it, or worse, you won’t be good at it. There are countless stories we tell ourselves to make sure we stay within our self-imposed box, safely within the boundaries of our own safety through familiarity.
It manifests in different ways: a meal you’ve never tried, or meal you’ve never tried twice. Life is a collection of experiences, but time changes the context of so much in our lives, it is outdated if we accept the rules of yesteryear to reign today.
When I was at a life-changing Tony Robbins seminar this past December (2011), we learned a lot about the rules we create in our lives and the way values shape the way we foundation of our actions, beliefs and destiny.
It left me questioning everything about myself to see if what I believed made sense to me in my gut and aligned with my values, or whether it was based on the rules of my 14 year old self. Or worse, were my vaues someone else’s entirely?
I know many people who struggle to find their purpose in life and I see the inconsistencies between their values and way of living. I’ve also been blessed to befriend some incredibly hard working, continually evolving and genuinely happy people who take responsibility for their role in their own destiny.
The beauty of life and the purpose of the journey, I think, is that we have the prerogative to figure it out in any way we want. Really. Limitation is in our minds when we take control of what drives us.
When we re-evaluate our beliefs, values and the stories we have associated with them, we become the authors of our destiny. Going through the process of consciously changing what something means to you can make the difference between doing and dreaming.
When we become linked to who we are in relation to what we do, we open ourselves to infinite possibilities and trajectories our lives can take. Being a force for change in your life through integrity in action yields rewards in retrospect while celebrating accomplishments.
Surrealism of Dreams Come True: Drake taking celebratory shots out of his 2012 Grammy.
So embrace your uncertain future, because it is indicative of your opportunity to grow, evolve and bring to fruition the life of your dreams. If you can perceive it, you can achieve it, says the legendary Napoleon Hill.
Give yourself enough credit to be your greatest self.