Monday, June 25, 2007

People Become Who They Might Be When They Let Go of Who They Are

I'm sure you recall me saying "People become who they might be when they let go of who they are" quite a few times. It pushes a great deal of buttons, that's for sure. Some think it's having to compromise personal values to do that, but that isn't the case at all.

I’m creating a whole new program based on that statement. We might complain that our bosses, family, friends etc. put up roadblocks to our success --- whoever and whatever we can find to blame for our setbacks --- but the bottom line is we hold ourselves back more than all the other people, circumstances and strokes of fate put together. We have to hold ourselves accountable for our choices in life.

If you get over yourself, then you can let go over who you are at least enough to open your mind to possibility. Everyone in this world knows something you don’t know about something. Until you let go and open your mind, you’ll never know what that something is. Look at what you’re missing out on! In these cases, it's you holding yourself back, not everyone else in this world.

Organizational leaders look for people who don’t hesitate to jump into the deep end of whatever they’re about to embark on. Innovation comes from people who not only think out of the box, but don’t acknowledge there is a box in the first place. Remove your own self-limitations and you’ll attract all kinds of amazing opportunities. That energy will attract others and the ripple effect will go well beyond anything you imagined.

Opportunities whisper, they don’t knock and if you don’t pay attention and are so hell-bent on being the person you’re expected to be or who you’ve boxed yourself into being, those opportunities will go poof into the night. The greatest discovery you will ever make is that you’re unique. By letting go of ‘who you are’, you’ll find out just what that means.

Ceiling? What ceiling?

Donna Karlin

*Book Recommendation: A new book is launching on July 9th, and if it's half as amazing as the author (and I have no doubt it will be) I urge you to check it out.

"Mayday!: Asking for Help in Times of Need"

"Seven out of ten people say they want to ask for help more often than they do! This book explores why we don't make requests for help, why we should and how to do it in a way that works.

You don't have to do it alone. In this engaging guide to understanding and conquering the personal and professional fears that keep us from turning to others in times of need, coach Nora Klaver offers readers compelling insights on why we don't ask for help, why we should, and how to do it."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

From Lao Tsu, Chinese philosopher.