I recently contacted someone on LinkedIn that I had never met. Ever. Why? I was intrigued by an article that he wrote that resonated with me on both a personal and business standpoint. I challenged myself, and I would like to challenge you as well to put yourself out there. Meet new people and build new relationships. Everything is possible. By choosing this path, you will show yourself and others around you the power of vulnerability, which I whole-heartedly believe will allow you to grow personally and professionally. The individual I contacted inspired me to not only write more, but also to share the experience I’ve gained.
With the sad and recent passing of Muhammed Ali, I reflected on the positive impacts he made on so many people – not only in boxing, but life overall. His confidence and ability to stand up for his beliefs made him such a unique and influential icon in American history. Sure, he was controversial. However, he stood strong with his beliefs and motivated many to stand up for themselves in and out of the boxing community. He had so many positive and motivation quotes that are still used to inspire. Here is a link to many of them that I believe are so encouraging. Everything is possible.
As I further reflected, I thought more about the word impossible and how debilitating it can be. It’s impossible to lose weight. It’s impossible to find time to exercise. It’s impossible to reach my sales goal. It’s impossible get that job. What is the common theme? Negativity and mindset. Wait….let me ask myself a question. We actually have control over our mindset and our attitude? Yes, we do. I’m not being sarcastic, but trying to drive home a point. Everything is possible.
Throughout my athletic and business career, I’ve learned and proven to myself that everything is possible. All you need is a goal.
“You must share your goals and aspirations with others as they will help hold you accountable to achieve your goals. By doing this, you will reinforce and create the right mindset.”
In addition, you might not realize it – but we all have grit. Some have more and some have less; however, we all have grit. As defined by Wiki – Grit in psychology is a positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective. Just research Angela Duckworth and read her latest book on Grit. We just need to find our own grit and then unleash the passion to achieve our goals.
I will be taking on a new challenge soon at Kforce. I am blessed to have the opportunity to grow our brand, improve the performance and mentor others as well as share all of my experience to help others grow. Everything is possible.
Today, make the choice to make an impact on the world. Chose to achieve your goals. Chose to make new relationships. Chose to start eating well. Chose to start exercising. It’s up to you, and I know you can do it.
Thank you for taking time to read my article and I ask you to please share or leave comments as I would love to hear from you.