There are four hurdles we must jump in life and until we do, we will not become all we are meant to be. Initially the hurdles diminish our confidence and self-esteem, but this is an illusion as they are a part of the way-the journey of heroes, inventors, and legendary entrepreneurs. They exist to help us fulfill our highest and greatest purpose.
The first hurdle is overcoming all the naysayers, the people who tell us our dreams are silly, we’re not smart enough, rich enough or strong enough, but we must be strong and follow our heart. If we ignore our inspiration then we deny our uniqueness. Leaping the first hurdle is a critical jump in the journey of life and until we do, the subsequent hurdles remain hidden. It takes confidence, courage and faith to overcome the naysayers.
If you have successfully made the first leap, stand by, the second hurdle rapidly appears, we call it failure, but it isn’t failure until we quit. In reality there is no such thing, it is a course correction. This is another test, teaching us determination, persistence and one of the most important qualities to survive and thrive-resilience-the ability to bounce back when life knocks us down. No one ever got it right the first time, not Steve Jobs or Thomas Edison.
The third hurdle is our crisis. It shows up as a divorce, illness, or financial setback. We begin a search for meaning, wondering where we went wrong or why God did this. If the ego has a tight grip it might last many years. It takes us down to our knees and through the dark night of our soul. We face temptations, get rich schemes, and the easy way out….Continue reading on InspireMeToday.com.
JD Messinger is a visionary and a modern renaissance man, having been a CEO, fireman, nuclear submarine officer, and radio/TV show creator, producer and host.
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