Is it possible that sometimes you come across a quote that inspires you to dig deep within yourself and realise what you stand for and how to become the success story you were meant to be. Over the last few days I have had this vision of what faith is all about. You know I have always considered faith as something intangible. A mysterious external layer around everything we feel say and do.
As I am writing this post I feel the inner strength to allow my words to flow. It’s like I am meant to write and convey this new discovery of mine. My aha moment is that faith is all about the faith I have in myself.
Yes my own ability to rise above self doubt, fear, negativity and the controlling environment that wants to hold me a prisoner from my greatness.
The only thing holding you back is yourself. I can hear Michael Dlouhy say it over and over again. There it is if you lack faith in yourself to achieve greatness, then you will always be mediocre.
I have been struggling with this for so long, as long as I can remember. It’s like it has been part of my psyche in everything that I have tried to do. I am amazed that I have achieved anything at all with this mindset.
Does it come from those loving family members who misguidedly warned me not to aim to high or I might get disappointed.
You know what I think I would rather get disappointed.
So the inward journey continues as I build up the faith in myself to live life on my terms.
I feel like a child all over again as I pick myself up after each fall. This time however I want to be left to pick myself up, dust myself off and grow every time I get up. I don’t want people around me who are going to say be careful you will get hurt. Instead I want people to encourage me support me and build up my faith in myself until I to learn to run. Flying is also on the radar.
What is authenticity? It is about being your unique self warts and all. It is not about pretending and covering up your lack of success. Instead it is about sharing your struggle and your ability to work through them. One of my struggles has been a lack of faith within myself to achieve success. I am not sure if this has been passed down from my family and their families. Somehow I have subscribed to it. I now choose to remove myself from this subscription and this line of thinking. My new found faith in me tells me that it is time to unleash the greatness from within. It is of no use locked up deep inside. It needs to surface. It will do so If I believe and have faith that it can do so.
Yesterday, I made a dramatic change to my financial situation. I came to the conclusion that my dream beach house in a quiet sector of St. Leonards in the greater city of Geelong in Australia was in fact a liability. It was an amazing inner struggle. Part of me wanted to hang on to it. I could hear the voices saying real estate is the only investment to be in. The reality of it however was that I could not use it because it was rented out. Meeting the demands of a mortgage and children’s school fees made budgeting and planning a headache. This was affecting my ability to focus and concentrate on my network marketing business.
So I took a leap of faith and put it up for auction. With the property market being a buyers market I deep down believed that I would not get the price I was after and would I have to continue paying my mortgage. As faith would have it there were three very interested families in the property. To cut a long story short it sold.
My new found inner faith tells me it was the right decision to make. However my strong conscious voice says you just gave up your dream beach house. My faith in me is getting stronger and it is slowly shutting out that outer voice. It is telling it to stop it. It is convincing it that I will now not have to worry about getting money for school fees and holidays any longer. It is also saying that I will now make wise investments in myself and in my business. This will mean that I will be in a position further down the track to get another beach house.