Positive Thinking Tip: Rely on the laws of success to help you soar to greater heights
What’s it like to chase a big dream?
If someone ever asks me what it’s like to pursue a passion or chase a dream (a.k.a. catch a rabbit), I’ll just smile and say, “It feels like flying!”
For some, that means it’s exhilarating… and yes, that’s definitely true. But…
There’s another meaning.
See, I’ve flown in airplanes since I was nine, but it seems that the more I fly, the more it bothers me. I actually deal with an increasing fear of flying every time I step onto a plane.
Now, before you send me a litany of remedies for aviophobia, I want to clarify something:
It isn’t so bad that it keeps me from doing it; it’s just that I’m all too consciously aware of the fact that it’s only air supporting that massive chunk of metal… with me inside. I regularly have to talk myself out of the fear and choose to be at peace.
The same is true for me with goal achievement.
Let me explain…
I recently set a big goal that’s going to stretch me out of my comfort zone in a significant way. After setting the goal, a strange feeling came over me, and it took me some time to identify where I had experienced that feeling before.
Then I remembered.
The feeling was absolutely identical to how I feel when I step onto an airplane.
In both cases, it’s just nervousness, combined with the thought that natural laws are about to be employed to accomplish something that seems physically impossible.
This connection between flying and goal setting helped me remember to not let the fear stop me. In both cases, I can rely on natural laws that defy the gravitational pull of mediocrity that otherwise keeps me grounded.
I’ve learned to get on the plane in spite of fear, so I can also talk myself through the fear that comes with going for a big goal.
After all, if your goal doesn’t cause you some internal discomfort when you think about it, then you’re probably not setting a big enough goal.
As I’ve heard it quoted many times…
Make no small plans, for they have not the power to stir men’s souls. – Niccolò Machiavelli, 16th century
So, take the journey with me! Set a BIG goal, and then let me help you overcome the internal (and external) opposition that threatens to stop you.
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See you inside! 🙂