I was in a conversation today with someone at work and he was talking about motivation and ambition. He was very clear about his goals, what it takes to reach them, and what action he would take if he didn’t reach them. He knows what is in his control and what is not. He knows who to talk to. He gets insights and feedback on a regular basis. He does course evaluations and course corrections without apology or shame. It was an intense conversation because he is intensely passionate. It was also insightful and motivating as well.
This person has a clear vision. Every word he spoke was in line with what he is aiming for. Every cell of his body was lit up with focus and energy. Just being around him as he talked about where he was going brought the energy up in the room. He was a text-book example of someone working with the laws of attraction as well as positive self-motivation. He was fired up and inspirational.
What can I learn from him? A ton! I have strong goals and strong passions as well. I sometimes allow circumstances to affect my thinking though. Big mistake. I should not question my timing, my energy, my motivation, etc. I don’t have to get it right 100% but I need to be focused. I could see a contrast in my approach vs. his. Where I question, he declares. WOW the sheer power in seeing the strength of his conviction convinced me that he will indeed reach his goal. He has no doubt and I have no doubt. I need to move to that level conviction. I now have a recent and relevant role model. That is an unexpected blessing!
Do you? Who do you know that has passion, confidence, and conviction? Are you spending time with them and soaking up their energy. Do you help give them more? There are opportunities to learn from those who are forging ahead with passion.
So much to do. I have places to go, people to see, and things to do. Do you?
As my friend, Lynette says – be awed and be awesome. And, as I say … be blessed!