You were born with an unfair advantage you ignore daily

June 06, 2018

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You were born with an unfair advantage and
nobody can take it away from you except you. 

Have you guessed what that unfair advantage is by now?
No? Not yet?!

I guess that's what you want to know reading this post right?

Well you know all too well what your unfair advantage is but you've chosen to ignore it. 

It's your TALENTS and SKILLS. 

I feel you're shrugging your shoulders in disbelief thinking this is such a load of crap. 
I hear you telling yourself...."Talent and me??" What rubbish!

See! that right there is the advantage you have chosen to ignore. 
You so quickly gave up on your skills and talents because you convinced yourself into believing you are disadvantaged. 

My dear friend, you fought your way amongst the millions of sperms to be born. 
You are special. You have something about you that's unique and sets you apart from the rest. 

Why are you refusing to play the game of life to your advantage?
Why do you choose not to pursue the things you are passionate about? 
Why do you play a fake game you're unlikely to ever win?

Many of us are leading a life of mediocrity and going through every day never giving ourselves the chance to get in touch with our greatness. We categorically refuse to pursue our calling.

Here's an excerpt from Les Brown's motivational speech to put things into perspective:

"Imagine if you will lying on your death bed - standing around your bed - the ghosts of the ideas, the dreams, the abilities, the talents given to you by life.

And that for whatever reason, you never acted on those ideas, you never pursued that dream, you never used those talents, we never saw your leadership  you never used your voice, you never wrote that book.

And there standing around your bed looking at you with large angry eyes are the ghosts saying, "We came to you and only you could have given us life! Now we must die with you forever".

The question is - if you die today, what ideas, what dreams, what abilities, what talents, what gifts would die with you?"

This is how millions of exceptionally talented people go unnoticed. We refuse to give ourselves the chance to be exposed to our talents. Many of us will leave the face of earth without a trace.  Is that how you wish to end up?

I bet you'd say...NO.

Great! Then it's time to believe in yourself and take a leap of faith.

 Recondition your mind

This life is yours and you can make of it a masterpiece to be proud of.
I'm not a great believer in affirmations as I think affirmations don't work unless you do.

In saying that I think they certainly help in reconditioning the way you think encouraging you to be more optimistic.

Here's an affirmation that worked for me over the years.

We live in a world where we are conditioned to believe bad things are supposed to happen to us.
When things are going well for us we think this is too good to be true. Something bad is bound to happen....and it happens.

Change the words you tell yourself and affirm:

Good things are supposed to happen to me.

Watch what you say to yourself and see how being conscious about it changes your whole life.

  Invest time and effort on you

Did you know the greatest gift we humans have is the ability to continuously improve ourselves?
By developing ourselves we can transform our lives.

But sadly most of us get so caught up in the rat race that we hand over our lives to chance. We take time to watch useless stuff on TV, spend time with the wrong circle, party like there's tomorrow but no time to improve ourselves.

We have settled for less.

Have you settled for less than what you deserve?
You are to blame for it. You make lame excuses and make up stupid stories to make yourself feel better.

Look! Sooner or later life will catch up with you and make you regret that for taking it so lightly.
Wake up! Work on yourself as you are your greatest asset!

  Believe while others doubt

Do you doubt yourself?
We all doubt ourselves especially when we are confronted with challenges and goals that require us to step out of our comfort zone.

Let's be real. We cannot erase self doubt from our lives. It's practically impossible.
The more you succeed in life the more you will doubt yourself. It's normal.

However you can certainly keep self doubt at bay and make sure it doesn't take over your life and make you feel miserable.

You also need to accept that some people will doubt you no matter how convinced you are about your ideas and goals. They will often force you think you are insane for chasing your dreams.

But remember your dreams aren't for anybody to understand.

It's up to you to believe in yourself and hustle to make your dreams a reality.

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