By John Stuckenschneider
One of the biggest things that hold many of us back in our quest to successfully step into what we feel is our destiny and purpose is that, at some level, we are waiting for someone or something outside of ourselves to make us feel worthy. This feeling of uncertainty, and even unworthiness, can keep us from that destiny for years or even hold us back indefinitely. Is there a feeling, a knowing, within YOU that there is something more that you are supposed to be doing with your life?
The fact is that if you are feeling that you are called to do something and that call persists within you for an extended period of time, that voice that won’t be silent is your higher self, calling you to what it already knows you’re meant to do. If you have a persistent desire to do something, the fact that the desire is there and won’t go away is an indication that you already possess all within yourself to accomplish and achieve it.
Many people allow their fear of stepping out beyond their comfort zone, the only place that anything meaningful we will ever accomplish in our life is found, to manifest itself as the need for someone else to “tell them” they’re ready. Well, here you go. I’M TELLING YOU YOU’RE READY!
That being said, realize that though it is only natural for us to question ourselves and our capabilities or readiness to step out and commit ourselves to our calling, it is unreasonable for us to expect that ANYONE ELSE on the planet will see us connected to our calling or feel our persistent desire to achieve our destiny in any way near the way WE see this.
Yet, how many times do we base what we will DO, or even TRY, on whether someone else believes we are worthy of the attempt? Does any of this sound familiar?
You, and you alone, are the only one who has received the call upon your life. You are the only one who knows how it feels and are the only one who can step into that call to your destiny. So, why in the world would you expect someone else to feel the same way you do and then to validate what you’re feeling by being able to tell you that it is the course you should take for your life? Your thoughts, feelings and actions you take concerning your own life, and even the world around you, are uniquely yours and are all seen and manifested through the “glasses” you wear that are your own life experiences.
Everything outside of ourselves is experienced through the filters of our own life experiences, our own colored glasses so to speak. So we are all experiencing life, and the world around us, in a way that is as unique and individual as one of our own fingerprints. For us to look for anyone outside of ourselves to see anything, let alone a calling placed upon our life, as we see and experience it is to expect the impossible.
What I’m getting at here is that the ONLY one who can give you the permission to step into your destiny and purpose is you. You are the key that is able to unlock the door to your own destiny. No one else can and we shouldn’t look for someone outside of ourselves to give us the permission to go out and do what we feel so strongly we should be doing.
Your calling and purpose are waiting. All that is needed is for you to give yourself permission to succeed. You do NOT need anyone else to tell you that you’re good enough, educated enough, or ready in any other way. What you do need is to give yourself permission to succeed.
The following is a really simple, yet profound, step by step process that I promise if you will follow daily, will have you on the road to fulfilling your own calling, destiny and purpose in no time. You’ll also notice that it involves absolutely no vindication or validation from anyone outside of yourself. I want you to read that last line again. It is my hope that just knowing that you, and you alone, are responsible for your own success will serve to empower you going forward. There will be no one holding you back. And, yes, the only one propelling you forward will be YOU.
Commit to taking each of these steps upon rising each day and before going to bed. They will only take you a few minutes, yet the impact upon your life will be immense.
Step 1: Get alone with yourself, in a quiet place, preferably in front of a mirror and GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO SUCCEED. I mean it. AUDIBLY say, “I give you my permission, all the permission you need, to succeed and to win. You are meant to do this. You are CALLED to do this. I give you permission to fulfill your dream and your destiny and that’s all the permission you need.”
Step 2: DECIDE TO SUCCEED. Say to yourself, “I am DECIDING right now to succeed, to win! I am responsible for every decision I make and every action I take and right now, I am deciding to succeed and to win! I make the commitment to myself RIGHT NOW, that I will do ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO SUCCEED AND FULFILL MY DESTINY AND PURPOSE!”
Step 3: EXPECT TO SUCCEED. Say to yourself, “I EXPECT TO SUCCEED! I EXPECT TO WIN! I step into my destiny right now and I KNOW I will succeed! Opportunities to help me and to propel me in this quest are all around me and I am divinely able to see and act on each one to move me forward! I KNOW I WILL BE SUCCESSFUL! I WILL WIN!!”
Step 4: Use the POWER OF ONE. Ask yourself, “What ONE THING CAN I COMMIT TO FOCUS ON RIGHT NOW AND TAKE ACTION ON THAT WILL MOVE ME FORWARD TO SUCCESS AND MY DESTINY?” Then, act on that one thing. The thoughts and ideas you receive while in the state you’re in from this process are some of the most valuable you will have as they relate directly to achieving what you want most.
I recommend that you repeat these steps, as I said above, upon rising as well as before bed, but I find myself going through these many times throughout the day as well. Go through these as many times per day as you can and they will become a part of your unconscious belief system, which will launch you into the fulfilment of your calling at an even faster rate.
This process WORKS. Use it and begin to experience your life and purpose as you’ve always known it should be.
ABOUT THE WRITER
John Stuckenschneider is a successful motivational speaker, best selling author, seminar leader, trainer and certified Life Success© coach. Think Into Success©, LLC, was founded by John dedicated to providing the very best in personal development resources, seminars, and programs.
Mentored and certified by Bob Proctor, of the movie "The Secret", as one of Bob's Life Success© Consultants, John has been personally mentored by Les Brown, Brian Tracy, Brendon Burchard, Rich Schefren, James Malinchak, Mike Koenigs and others.
John's workshops, including sales, leadership and motivation programs, are available in a variety of formats for individual or group use and are also available as live events. Personalized coaching is also available through John’s proven “Breakthroughs To Results” Programs which are provided in either a one-on-one or group mentoring setting. www.Facebook.com/ThinkIntoSuccess