Finding Your Amazingness

January 16th, 2013 LIKE WHAT YOU READ? SHARE IT!

Amazingness isn’t something reserved for the chosen few.  It’s not exclusive or elitist.  It’s not a club or a clique that you belong to.  There’s no code or secret handshake that says, ‘you’re in.’

Amazingness is yours for the taking.  It’s that easy.  It’s within you, waiting to be found.

A hidden gem.

The currency of amazingness is choices – your choices – and whether you opt for comfortable and cozy (I call them slipper decisions); or whether you make choices that require gumption (the ones that make you gulp).

Where do you think amazingness happens?  Which kinds of choices take you there?  Slippers or gulpers?

Here’s a few things that amazing people do differently:

They make choices that keep them growing and evolving.

They stand for something.

They give of themselves to help others grow, evolve and stand for something too.

They respect their fear (anyone who things amazing people are not regularly scared stupid, think again).  But they don’t let fear stop them from doing what they want to do.

They ask themselves, ‘Is fear indicating that I’m onto something?’  Maybe.  Usually.  Amazing stuff can happen on the other side of fear.  Goose-bumpy is good.

Amazing people respect and acknowledge their inner critic too.  They might say, ‘Thanks for your input, inner critic, but this is how it’s going to be.  Why don’t you skedaddle?’  And funnily enough, the inner critic, thus treated, usually gets a bit deflated and slinks away.

Amazingness is a headspace; a heartspace; a gut-space.

Here’s the tricky part (there’s always a tricky part!):

How amazing will you let yourself be?

Think big about it.  I’m talking dizzy-dancingly big.  Then give yourself the permission to make choices that’ll take you there. Day by day.

Amazingness isn’t something for other people.  Big stuff is for everyone – even if it happens in small steps.

So how’s today looking, sunshine? Ready to carpe diem?


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