There are many people who want to be exceptional in every aspect of their lives, but who struggle to muster the courage to see it through. They want a better job, more love, more money, to be physically fit… the list goes on. They feel that they are here to do more and that they can do more. It is like an inner voice that “calls to them” to be more, do more. But often the call is ignored, or feared, due to a lack of courage.
The trouble is that during the formative years of our life someone rolled their eyes when we boldly declared, “I want to go to medical school and find the cure for cancer.” Or, “I want to be an astronaut or Olympic skier.” Our heartfelt declarations were maybe met with someone telling us our ambitions were stupid and annoying, or we were simply ignored.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear ~ Ambrose Redmoon
Most likely the “eye roller” had someone do the exact same thing to them – squashed their dreams and offered zero help. Instead, the eye roller passes on the idea that we aren’t good enough either. Or they make us believe that we were born too late, or too early, or to the wrong parents, and therefore we could never become what we want to be, and make a real difference in the world.
I receive many calls from people who want to be their awesome self, who demand that life give them a better experience, because they know so deeply within themselves that they are here to make a difference. Sometimes their ambitions are very humble, like simply making a little more money every year to put their three kids into a better school district. They care enough about themselves, their children and the world, that they work an extra job, and go back to school.
These adult education bravehearts risk being the only 35 year old sitting in the class and fret over passing a test, because they haven’t been in a classroom since high school! Yet, they do it anyway, because it means getting a better job and it is the step toward answering the “inner calling.” They accomplish what they set out to do, even if it takes five attempts to pass a test and stand in the face of their greatest fear: failure.
Failure, in my humble opinion, is not trying, giving up, and believing in the ideas that others spoon feed you when they say, “you are not enough.” You are enough. Everyone is enough. Everyone deserves to be loved and to love. Everyone is worthy of a fulfilling life. If you want a better experience, you can have it. Go out and get it!
I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate ~ George Burns
You need to trust the small inner voice that speaks to you and says, “I want that, I can do that, that is me!” Listen to your inner voice and believe it, no matter what someone else tells you. Then follow the inner promptings and ask the universe to deliver it to you. Make it your mantra to ask, “Please show me.” The Divine is calling you to answer. It too will answer you in signs everywhere. But you have to ask.
Outstanding, awesome people are all about not settling. They do not listen to the haters and they pay attention to where their inner voice directs them. You know exactly the voice I am talking about. It’s your “dream voice” – the voice that holds your dream life, the one you know you were meant to live, the life that you think is not possible, but it still calls to you.
Outstanding, awesome people come from diverse backgrounds and know that to be awesome and outstanding you have to find that thing that you know you should do, and then do it despite all of the roadblocks between you and what you know.
Outstanding and awesome is also about allowing yourself to have the “crisis of awakening.” An awakening doesn’t happen at mid-life (although it can). It happens every time you look into the eyes of someone who has been diagnosed with a terminal disease, or when you have just missed an accident. It happens when you are getting ready for work and looking in the mirror asking yourself what you are doing at a job you loathe. Or it happens with something as radiantly beautiful as witnessing the birth of a child.
When you encounter your awakening, your internal compass is feeding you information about being outstanding and awesome. It is showing you the need to adjust your path to get closer to what it is that you are called to do. A part of the “crisis awakening” is the lesson that life ends a little bit each day and sometimes just ends. This knowledge will propel you to choose to make the necessary changes. This directs you to make amazing changes that change lives and shape a future that embraces love for mankind. It teaches you to love.
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not ~ Virgil Thomson
Love softly and boldly, but love, because you feel it inside of you waiting to burst through your chest. Be brave enough to love someone who may not love you back and love them anyway. Love yourself enough to walk away from someone who does not love you back, and love them anyway. That is being outstanding and awesome. Love is big enough to heal your beautiful broken heart and bring you exactly what you need.
So, how do you become your most awesome self? Well, Eleanor Roosevelt who was one seriously awesome, outstanding person said, “You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” It is scary. If you aren’t scared, you are probably not crossing the threshold of comfort that drives you to do that thing that you think you can’t do. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
You have to believe you are amazing, even if no one tells you that you are. You do not need someone to map out your destiny for you. You know what you should do. You simply need to trust your inner senses. You need to reconnect to that “thing” that sings within your soul and guides you toward a happier, fulfilling expression of who you know you are.
Toss out the paint-by-number scheme and stop listening to people who try to tell you what and who you should be. “Outstanding and amazing” is an attitude. This is also applicable to love. To be amazing, you need to be brave. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Whether you are in a relationship, or want a relationship, or you are suffering over a failed relationship, you must have the correct attitude to attract into your life what you want.
If your attitude is one of failure, and it is focused on the negative or past failures, chances are you are going to get more of the same. However, if you have a forgiving, open, and not needy in your attitude, you will begin to reap the benefits of that attitude. Love will begin to show itself exactly as your attitude emotes. If you want love, grab a piece of paper and write down exactly what you want. Re-read what you wrote and ask yourself, “Is that everything?” Read it every day when you awaken and when you go to bed. Do you want a new job? New home? New car? Write it down. Claim it. I have watched many of the callers that I read for manifest the things they want in their lives, and they just keep getting better and better. Their success is born from doing the work.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy ~ Dale Carnegie
Whether it is your love life, or just life, take a chance and go after what you want or do that thing that you think you will fail at. Do the things that you think you do horribly, but love to do. Master that which feels impossible, and do what terrifies you. Things that terrify us are often paper dragons waiting to be slayed!
The very best things in life come from conquering our fears, slaying our dragons and doing what we thought we could never do. It could be as simple as cultivating patience or cultivating a small garden in the middle of New York City. If you’re not at least a little scared, you’re not doing anything outstanding. Find that thing you think you can’t do, or be, or have, and just go for it. Embrace the fear and uncertainty.
If you want to quit, remember people like Mother Teresa, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Harvey Milk, Susan B. Anthony and Ghandi. I don’t think any of them thought, “Wow, what a great ride this will be.” They were mocked, overwhelmed, terrified and felt that the challenges were insurmountable. Others told them it couldn’t be done, but they did it because they were called to do it. It was within their soul and they found that they could trust the Universal life force that exists within all of us to help guide them to accomplish more than they ever dreamed possible.
When fear tries to erode your confidence and your ability to think rationally, don’t back down. Live and love fearlessly, and do it anyway.
| PsychicAccess.com.Jacklyn is able to read the heart and energy patterns of others, uncovering the true intentions that create their realities. She lives in Northern California, where she’s counseled over 3000 clients, and has worked with police on missing person and cold cases. She’s read for clients around the world, consistently astonishing them with her abilities. An expert in Tarot, Astrology and Dream Interpretation, for over thirty-five years, she’s utilized these tools to see, hear and feel messages on just about every subject. Jacklyn is a firm believer that we are the creators of our own lives and knows that Miracles are built on faith. As long as you believe, anything is possible! If you’d like a reading with this Intuitive Wonder, you can reach Jacklyn at |
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