When you’re learning a new task, or a new skill, or how to navigate around in a whole new world – like your first baby, or your first business, or a new country – you can get to a place of overwhelm.
Where it just seems TOO difficult. You get discouraged. You start to say things like, “Who am I…?”
Who am I to think I could do this?
Who am I to think I could be the first one in my family to ___________?
Who am I to help other people when I’m so screwed up myself?
Who am I to tell others what to do?
and so on.
And of course, you also know the answer to all those questions is: Who am I NOT to? or Why NOT you?
Humans like to pedestal, or set apart people as being remarkable, or amazing, or a cut above others. But I have always felt we are all the SAME.
Guess what – we’re all screwed up! The only difference is that some of us know it, and some of us don’t. And then some of us DO something about it and some of us don’t.
That’s it. That’s all. That is the entire difference between your neighbour Joe and Gandhi. The entire difference between your friend Jill and Oprah.
All you need to know to escape every doubt, every insecurity, and every saboteur you’ve ever had is contained in this video below. If you take the space to let it sink in and really GET it. To the core of your being.
This fantastic story resonates with me because I repeatedly get comments on my blog or Facebook page with people saying things like, ‘Well, Jini’s really remarkable that she can accomplish this, or live like this…’ things like that.
And I’ve always felt: What??
So this guy’s story (Richie Parker) really gets the same message across that I feel deeply: It doesn’t matter what you come in with, what your past or childhood has dealt you. The ONLY thing that matters is what you do TODAY.
What are you doing today, right now, this hour, with what you’ve got to work with?
Answer that again. And again.
Just keep asking and answering (with ACTION) that same question, every hour, all day long, 7 days a week, and so on. And that’s it, that’s the whole secret to success; to being an amazing, remarkable person!
Not asking for things to be different. Not waiting for things to get better.
What are you doing today, right now, this hour, with what you’ve got to work with? Then get into ACTION.
Repeat. Over and over. Richie tells it better than me: