As children we embark on every challenge, bold and brash, with the thought that we are invincible. Everything is new and all is exciting as we discover and expand our potentials. We delve outside the realms of possibility and take off for quests unknown, and in its innocence we find the heart and soul of creativity, the very pulse of those with vision. This is the center of knowing, the belief in ourselves that allows a dream to become reality.
As we mature, there may be those that cannot or will not understand the road of the seeker or the path of the dreamer. They may place obstacles in the way, doubt in your mind, and make attempts to bring you closer to their realm. Their world is black and white, without the colors that create, that are necessary for you to exist. Don’t buy into their world of boundaries and walls, instead trust in yourself.
All aspects of life, whether personal or business, are intertwined in the same postulations of being. Both require enhanced thinking, survival and success that can only be found when you stretch out your wings and pursue what you feel. Ambition is not contained in a fortress, but is open and free to the world. Belief is the first venture, the next step, and then the flight.
“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.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Think of those that have dared to dream, to be more than just the norm; they have been called visionaries and even crazy; never quite fitting inside the standards set for all. These are the people that think differently enough, that they have actually changed the world. There is genius in the dreaming and brilliance in achieving more, and these are the people that believed in themselves, and refused to be ignored.
Take pride in your own banner, think thoughts that stray from the crowd. Learn the lessons when things don’t work out as planned and use them for your new directions. Always believe in your inner voice that is prodding and pushing you on, because it is in this that you will experience the adventure and achieve what others do not see.
When you find yourself surrounded by those with limitations, imposing their will to make you fit. You will need to step outside their sphere and make decisions that are totally your own. Believing in yourself sometimes means leaving them behind and moving to a different sound. It is the music that you hear that will allow you to grow and the belief that you know when it’s right.
Be inspired by the impossible, look outside the walls of the unsure. Be the muse that sets about motion, change inaccessible to be in your reach; don’t let anyone set your boundaries, achieve the ambition that is your dream. We have but one life to live on this earth, set your own course for destiny and most of all, believe.
Contributed by Rakesh Malhotra, Founder of Five Global Values (www.fiveglobalvalues.com) and Author of “Adventures of Tornado Kid, Whirling Back Home Towards Timeless Values”. Passionately determined to uncover the mystery of human behavior. His fascination with the influence of core values on human behavior stems from a career which has seen rise from an entry-level sales job to that of a seasoned CEO. Having worked, lived, or traveled to more than 40 countries, he has been able to study performance and human behavior across all cultures. Follow me @FiveValues -