‘Cause God makes no mistakes
I’m on the right track, baby
I was born this way
– Born This Way/ Lady Gaga
Here’s my simple argument in favor of living, working, and thriving from your innate strengths:
I agree 100% with Lady Gaga, “God makes no mistakes.”
Here you are, a reflection of DIVINE CREATION. You’re made by the force that makes no mistakes. Why then, would you ever veer from your natural strengths?
You were set up for amazing success by coming into this world wired with what makes you YOU.
Look at animals and plants. They live from their natural strengths without any resistance or complaining. So why don’t enough people trust their truth?
Mostly because we force ourselves to adapt to other people’s expectations or we accept as true any limited messages about what we can or can’t do.
Your TRUTH is what you do well.
It’s literally in your DNA to succeed and to make your mark on the world. The FUN part is finding how to live in this complicated world that keeps taking us further and further away from understanding ourselves.
Watch a group of 3 and 4 year olds play. They know their truth. Some kids roll in the grass and are completely engrossed with the feel of ground on their skin. Others pick up sticks and play fight. Others pick up sticks and have puppet shows. Some have found ways to be funny. Left alone to choose what they love, kids veer towards their strengths.
You can too.
The first step is to TRUST. Trust that what comes naturally to you has value and can support your success.
When you have that trust in place, then you can do assessments and inventories to reveal more of what’s inside.
But without the trust, you could very well continue letting the outside voices rule you
Don’t gloss over this. You don’t suddenly say “OK, I trust myself” then move on. You measure trust in yourself when your back is up against the wall and you have to make the choice. You have to risk being vulnerable, risk doing the “wrong thing” (even though inside you know it’s right), and risk looking foolish.
That doesn’t mean you’ll fall and get hurt, it just means you have to have the WILLINGNESS to be vulnerable. Big difference. But then again, you just may fall and get hurt… can you trust enough to take that chance?
Here are a few ways to build trust so the rest of this can slide into place.[headline style=”14″ font_size=”20″ font_style=”bold” align=”center” headline_tag=”h2″]Learning to Trust 101[/headline][step_graphics style=”5″ color=”#ee2530″][step style=”5″ text=”1″ headline=”Meditate%20or%20at%20least%20find%20a%20way%20to%20quiet%20down”]%3Cp%3EIf%20you%20have%20trouble%20quieting%20your%20mind%20and%20can%E2%80%99t%20sit%20still%20for%20more%20than%20a%20minute%2C%20find%20some%20special%20music%20to%20aid%20concentration%20and%20focus.%20Did%20you%20know%20on%20YouTube%20you%20can%20find%20hours%20and%20hours%20of%20sleep%20music%2C%20meditation%20music%2C%20and%20study%20music%20for%20free%3F%20Just%20plug%20that%20in%20and%20play%20it%20while%20you%20quiet%20your%20mind.%20%3C%2Fp%3E%0A[/step][step style=”5″ text=”2″ headline=”Do%20something%20out%20of%20the%20ordinary”]%3Cp%3EWrite%20with%20your%20non-dominant%20hand.%20Drive%20home%20on%20a%20different%20route.%20Say%20%E2%80%9CI%20love%20you%E2%80%9D%20to%20someone%20who%20wouldn%E2%80%99t%20be%20expecting%20it.%20Train%20your%20mind%20to%20function%20in%20a%20new%20way%20so%20it%20supports%20you%20as%20you%20embrace%20your%20truth.%20%3C%2Fp%3E%0A[/step][step style=”5″ text=”3″ headline=”Create%20a%20real%20life%20mantra”]%3Cp%3ELook%2C%20I%E2%80%99ll%20save%20you%20a%20trip%20to%20the%20mountaintop.%20A%20mantra%20is%20something%20as%20simple%20as%20a%20phrase%20to%20keep%20you%20focused%20and%20pointed%20in%20the%20right%20direction.%20%E2%80%9CGod%20is%20my%20source%E2%80%9D%20is%20what%20my%20friend%20Natasha%20says.%20%E2%80%9CAll%20is%20well%E2%80%9D%2C%20says%20another.%20%E2%80%9CYou%20got%20this%E2%80%9D.%20I%20love%20simplicity%20and%20real%20life%20use.%20If%20you%20fill%20yourself%20with%20an%20affirming%20phrase%2C%20trusting%20your%20truth%20will%20come%20a%20whole%20lot%20easier.%20%3C%2Fp%3E%0A[/step][step style=”5″ text=”4″ headline=”Don%E2%80%99t%20overshare”]%3Cp%3ELearning%20something%20new%2C%20especially%20something%20as%20heavy%20as%20learning%20to%20trust%2C%20needs%20time%20to%20cook.%20People%20are%20tempted%20to%20tell%20the%20world%20of%20what%20they%E2%80%99re%20doing%20and%20suddenly%20they%E2%80%99re%20barraged%20by%20naysayers%20and%20%E2%80%9Cconcerned%E2%80%9D%20friends.%20%E2%80%9CAre%20you%20sure%20that%E2%80%99s%20what%20you%20want%3F%E2%80%9D%20%E2%80%9CHave%20you%20thought%20about%20the%20ramifications%3F%E2%80%9D%20%E2%80%9CHmmmm%20sounds%20kinda%20out%20there.%E2%80%9D%20Share%20only%20with%20people%20who%E2%80%99ll%20support%20you%20and%20hold%20your%20vision%20with%20you.%20There%E2%80%99s%20nothing%20more%20discouraging%20than%20getting%20a%20sideways%20glance%20from%20a%20loved%20one%20who%20means%20well%E2%80%A6%20but%20just%20doesn%E2%80%99t%20get%20it%20yet![/step][/step_graphics]
Begin with those. And believe it or not, you’ll eventually start to trust yourself more! After you strengthen your trust muscles, you’ll be ready to take the next steps into fully owning your truth and setting the world on fire with your talent and genius!
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