The call came in at 10am. There was a polished sounding voice on the other end. Jackie was head of a large organization and she wanted me to transform their entire culture. Of course I said yes, but at that moment something inside me stirred. It wasn’t the stirring that comes from excitement or being overwhelmed with the magnitude. At the time I wasn’t even aware it was there. It was that feeling, that stirring, that completely changed the results of that conversation.
I didn’t get the contract, but it wasn’t because I wasn’t qualified or that they didn’t want me. It was me. Now at the time I blamed everything and everyone else, but it wasn’t anyone else. It was me. I made a series of decisions that prevented me from getting the contract. Now I know what you must be thinking.
But stay with me...Why, you might ask, would any sane person do such a thing?
To be completely honest, at the time, I was not consciously aware of what was happening. In fact, I truly believed it was everyone and everything else. I had studied leadership and I had the skills of how to do “leadership”, so to speak, but I was missing an important piece. That important piece became my lid. And it wasn’t until many years later and numerous discussions with high level John Maxwell certified trainers and mentors that I was able to achieve the high level of awareness needed in order to recognize the true driver of my results.
The problem was a belief system that no longer served me. It was a pattern of thinking that had served me well in my comfortable life, but now that I wanted to expand my experiences, those old patterns were hijacking my success.
When I became aware of the real culprit for my mediocre results I was able to be free….really free. Free to achieve successes I never imagined. Free to achieve amazing and incredible things I never dreamed. I had awesome within me, but I was unable to fully activate it. Until the day I raised my awareness and changed my old belief system into a new success driven one.
What about you? What would you like to do and achieve? What’s really stopping you? What belief systems are you holding onto that no longer serve you?
When you think differently you do differently.
Angela Decoteau (Deck-uh-toe)
Success Strategist, Awesome Activator
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