Thursday, August 30, 2012

ReTHINK: Leader within

Every one is born genius and i always believe that we are here for a reason. We are here with innate talent, nicely packaged by lord as a gift to be uncovered. But it's always seems to be hard to make people believe in themselves.
People rather live in blind obedience than to lead. We tend to let let the noise of other people opinion to press down your inner voice. As time passed by, you don't listen to yourself. You choose to be normal. You choose to let others to define you. Question now, are we leading our life or we are just the by-product of other people opinions. Surprisingly in my recent training not many participants able to answer as they don't have the time to slow down and listen to their heart.
I would like to share some of the interesting points brought up during the training. 
Even Mahatma Gandhi wrote once on the importance of believing yourself.
“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” 
Here are some explaination by Anthony Robbins.
After all, what is procrastination? It's when you know you should do something, but you still don't do it. Why not? The answer is simple: at some level you believe that taking action in this moment would be more painful than just putting it off. Yet, have you ever had the experience of putting something off for so long that suddenly you felt pressure to just do it, to get it done7 What happened? You changed what you linked pain and pleasure to. Suddenly, not taking action became more painful than putting it off.
For most people, the fear of loss is much greater than the desire for gain. Which would drive you more: keeping someone from stealing the $100,000 you've earned over the last five years, or the potential of earning $100,000 in the next five? The fact is that most people would work much harder to hang on to what they have than they would to take the risks necessary to get what they really want from their lives.
“When we're able to put most of our energy into developing our natural talents, extraordinary room for growth exists. So, a revision to the "You-can-be-anything-you-want-to-be" maxim might be more accurate: You cannot be anything you want to be—but you can be a lot more of who you already are.”  ...Tom Rath
So, that's a quick one on few of my top interesting points that i managed to extract.  Looking forward to reconnecting with the tribes when i'm back with more stuff.