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“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Nothing ever great was accomplished by conforming to traditional modes of behavior or thinking.
The everyday gadgets that provide us with comfort and ease were not born out of compliance with a fixed standard, regulation, or requirement.
Fire the jailer and throw away the keys, as the creative energy does not live here.
This is what happens when you fire the jailer.
Born in England, his father was a bus driver and his mother worked as a supermarket cashier.
In school he had been bullied and that experience may have made him lack self-confidence.
He worked as a manager at a mobile phone store.
His life would never be the same.
We know him as Paul Robert Potts. On June 17, 2007 he won Britain's Got Talent.
"As of August 31, 2019 and according to Celebrity Net Worth, Paul is estimated to be worth $10,000,000 (£8.2 million), but all that seems to have rested on nothing more than a flip of a coin.” - https://metro.co.uk/
Believe in yourself.
Confide in yourself and you will develop confidence.
You will never know what you are capable of achieving until you stretch and open the black door.
The black door represents the infinite possibilities that lie ahead of you eagerly waiting your embrace.
The black door represents freedom.
Here is an interesting story by Don McCullough that sums up the black door analogy.
"An Arab chief tells the story of a spy captured and sentenced to death by a general in the Persian army.
This general had the strange custom of giving condemned criminals a choice between the firing squad and the big black door.
The moment for execution drew near, and the guards brought the spy to the Persian general. 'What will it be,' asked the general, 'the firing squad or the big black door?’
The spy hesitated for a long time. Finally, he chose the firing squad.
A few minutes later, hearing the shots ring out confirming the spy's execution, the general turned to his aid and said, 'They always prefer the known to the unknown. People fear what they don't know. Yet, we gave him a choice.' 'What lies beyond the big door?' asked the aide. ‘Freedom,' replied the general. 'I've known only a few brave enough to take that door.'
The best opportunities in our lives stand behind the forbidding door of the great unknown.
Get rid of fear and replace it with faith.
Faith moves mountains!
Watch the video clip and have some tissue handy!
Learn to become a gladiator of faith, peace, trust, inspiration, confidence, and every other empowering factor that exists on this glorious planet that we call Earth.
The piranhas that love to kill your self-esteem will never leave you alone, but your psychological armor will protect you from all intruders.
Continue to feed your mind, body, and spirit with glorious, mental food that will inspire you and promote confidence along your path.
In order to create greater confidence, we need to dismantle the picket fence mentality.
The effort that you take in developing your daily ritual and dismantling your picket fence mentality will pay huge dividends to you in the upcoming years.
Just think about it.
How many people do you know that have a daily ritual that they exercise every single day, 86,400 seconds, 24/7, 365 days per year?
Regardless, you are the one that will benefit from this ritual, as doing this will alter any program that is subconsciously controlling you and your results intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially.
You are now living your life by design and that is how it was actually intended on the first day of your creation.
The following link from James Allen’s “As a Man Thinketh” that was published in 1903 is a great start to this path.
Read and listen to this every day for 365 days.
SERENITY BY JAMES ALLEN (Chapter 7)
After that, it will take an incredible force to rattle your cage any longer.
1 ON 1 COACHING
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