Thursday / May 23 / 2019
Empower yourself with IM
My job as a Hope Dealer is to challenge your thinking and help equip you to be empowered. Here’s the catch (yes, there’s a catch). You have to want to be empowered. In my daily conversations, I’m reminded how many people feel underserving and hopeless. I used to be one of them.
People see me sharing hope, health, abundance and love. They see me smile and hear my positivity. What they don’t see are all the naysayers, negativity and adversity tormenting and sneering from the sidelines, “You can’t. You won’t. You’ll fail. Stop trying.”
In January 2019, Jonathan and I were blessed to glean live from Jim Dethmer, co-author of the bestselling book, “The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership”. Jim posed the life transforming question, “What’s the most important relationship in your life?”
The answer? Your thoughts.
Many of you are currently facing a situation that feels impossible. Your marriage, your job, your living situation, your finances, your health, your gumption to dream. Perhaps you’re listening to your naysayers and have yourself convinced it IS impossible.
I challenge you to move the ‘IM’ from your, ‘POSSIBLE’.
Don’t move it far, though.
Just rearrange it.
Like when Robin Williams’ character Mr. Keating challenged his students in the 1989 movie, Dead Poets Society to climb on their desks and look at life from a different perspective, I now challenge you to empower yourself with your IM.
Rather than IMPOSSIBLE, let’s embrace, “I’m Possible!”
A simple rearrange with a profound twist. Isn’t that what life is really about? Rearranging your thoughts, your concepts, your vision? Continually evolving.
Happiness is a choice.
Hope is a choice.
Life is a decision.
Even though you don’t get to choose everything that happens to you, you always get to choose how you respond.
Later in Dead Poets Society when Mr. Keating had been relieved of his teaching duties and another professor steps in, the students choose to respond by paying homage to their mentor. They stand on their desks declaring, “O Captain, my Captain!” I still get choked up every time I watch the poignant scene.
Their new professor admonishes, “How dare you?”
I LOVE that they dared.
“Sit down!” they were ordered. But one by one, they defiantly stood, claiming the life they deserve. You can see the thoughts flashing through their minds, seeking what they really want, outlaying who they really are. What a defining moment.
Not every one stood though, right?
Life is a decision. Each of us has a choice. Do you want to be one who stands up and dares to start dreaming again? Even in the face of fear and doubt and the threat of expulsion?
I’ll tell you what I’m doing. I’m choosing, “I’m Possible” and I invite you to join me. Ready?