How would you like to learn how to take that burning desire you have to change the world and make it a reality in just 3 simple steps?
Last week you read, “23 Destiny Discoverers Reveal How They Discovered Their Dreams & Began To Walk In Their Destiny“, where you were able to see story after story, proof that it is possible to make a seemingly impossible dream come true.
While I hope that you were able to draw insight and inspiration from their stories, I know there are a number of you out there saying, “That’s good for them, but I that won’t work for me for reasons X, Y & Z”. My goal for the “23 Destiny Discoverers” post was to pick people from every walk of life to illustrate that anyone can live the life of their dreams. In the upcoming series, my goal is show you how you too, can live the life of your dreams in 3 practical steps you can apply to your life and your personal situation.
Without further ado, I bring you: Part 1 of the Destiny Discoveries’ “3Bs Method”
1) BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED
I am a huge advocate of blooming where you’re planted. If you’re like me you get great ideas, get really excited and then build it up so big in your head you somehow talk yourself OUT of making any moves. The idea get’s too big, bigger than you and then start the voices. Oh you don’t have voices? Well I do. They try to tell me “You’re not good enough”, “There isn’t enough time”, “You’re not a PhD on this topic so just stop while you’re ahead”. I call these ANTs or Automatic Negative Thoughts and they are just as pesky as the ones that you find outside in trees and under rocks. Thank goodness you can squash those ANTs in your head as quickly as the ones outside. Instead of thinking how are you going to build the million dollar business you just thought up, think, what can I do TODAY to get moving in that direction?
Don’t believe me? Just think of people who now are household names that
have done the same. Legendary actor and Oscar winner Sidney Poitier was told by a casting director that he would be better off becoming a dishwasher than an actor. Sure, the racial climate at the time supported the opinion of the casting director and had Sidney believed him we would never known who he is. Instead of getting frustrated with the circumstances that surrounded him, he went inward, focused on what he had to do, and started right where he was. Had he allowed himself to get overwhelmed with what he had in front of him, he would have paralyzed himself into non-action.
Or what about Oprah? Her meager beginnings did not give promise to the luxurious life she lives now. She grew up poor with conditions that were less than ideal. If she had taken a look around at her desolate circumstance and thought, “what’s the use?” and we would never know who Oprah is. Instead she worked hard at any task she was given, studied hard and moved up in the ranks. I remember Oprah telling a story in an interview about her time with the news station in Tennessee. She said when she was given a story, no matter how small or insignificant, she would research every angle and aspect of the topic until she knew everything there was to know about it. That is such a classic “blooming where you’re planted” mentality. She gave 200% at any task she was given and that is why the world opened up to her. She was giving rock star effort where she was instead of waiting to get there to give that effort.
The secret is that when you give your best at your entry level position, in your hobby or side project, the Universe becomes indebted to you and will start throwing bigger and better opportunities your way. You will continue to bloom in every new circumstance and blossom into a bigger and bolder version of yourself.
- In the comment area below, tell me about an area in your life where you can “bloom where you’re planted” today.