If you could change your business, what would you change?
Take a moment and think about this question.
Now take a piece of paper and write down your answers.
Spend the next five minutes writing down what comes to your mind.
Alright, five minutes have passed.
Now look at your list and choose one item.
This is the most important thing for you to focus your attention on.
This item has probably been on your mind continuously for some time now.
You may even wake in the middle of the night with your heart pounding a million times a second.
Your anxiety level through the roof worried about how to solve this problem.
You probably have tried again and again to solve this item.
You may have had some successes.
You’ve probably faced some defeat as you threw everything you had to solve this problem.
However, here you are, and it’s still nagging at you.
You’re caught up in a battle.
A battle between winning and losing.
Some might even go as far as saying a battle between good and bad.
We all love a good fight story.
We love the story of the young hero who takes on insurmountable resistance to win the good fight.
The obstacles are many, and the journey is treacherous.
Yet, our young hero has a belief that what he/she does matters.
Our young hero knows that the actions he/she takes today matters.
As we look at our hero, I’m reminded of the following ancient story that provides the key to success for our young hero.
An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:
“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.
“It is a terrible fight, and it is between two wolves.
One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.
The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
From this story of ancient Cherokee wisdom, we learn the importance of our emotions.
The two predominant feelings I face in my business daily are fear and hope.
Fear manifests itself in many ways for me.
Fear of failure.
Fear of rejection.
Fear of looking like a fool.
Fear that I will run out of money.
Fear that nobody will listen to what I say.
So many fears.
On the other hand, I have hope.
Hope that my work will make a difference in the person I talk to today.
Hope that I can improve my life.
Hope that I can move my business one step further.
Hope that I will live today with significance.
I face the emotions of hope and fear constantly throughout my day,
When I give in to fear, it paralyzes me.
The fear gets my mind in a tizzy.
Feeding the fear grows the fear in a horrendous downward cycle.
Alternatively, when I feed the hope, I act.
My actions build my self-confidence, which leads to more hope.
When I look at my two fears, I see the results that come from feeding each.
Feeding fear leads to inaction and failure.
Feeding hope leads to action and success.
I feed my fear by thinking about that fear more and a bonfire of fear consumes me.
I feed my hope by taking action and I build momentum that carries me further on my journey of winning.
I still feel fear daily, but I get to choose how I will react when I feel that fear.
When I feel fear, I recognize it is a signal now.
I recognize that the fear comes because I’m pushing myself outside of my comfort zone.
That’s a worthy cause.
The best things occur in my life when I live my life beyond what is comfortable.
Living beyond the comfort zone takes grit.
Living beyond the comfort zone is where we harvest the abundance.
Living beyond the comfort zone is a heroic act.
When we choose to live beyond our comfort zone, we become a hero.
We dress ourselves in the hero’s robes, and we begin the good fight.
When we choose to be the hero we will face obstacles along the way.
We will face an insurmountable mountain that tests everything we have within our soul.
It may seem daunting to climb that mountain.
Yet we climb relentlessly.
For once we chose to become the hero, we cannot turn back to the life of mediocrity that we once lived.
Once we’ve chosen to become a hero, we’ve made a sacred commitment that will have
Each day we’ll face two emotions that will determine guidance forward or drag us backward.
We will face hope, and we will face fear.
How we feed those two emotions will determine which direction we move each day.
Chose to feed your hope in a better life for yourself.
Feed that hope with actions that move you closer to winning the good fight.
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