More than a decade ago, in an ex business métamorphose, there was a person in my life whom We considered a mentor and role model. He got taken a concept, envisioned the potential of it, then backed it with diligence and long hours until it paid back as a worldwide multi-million dollar happening. I got to watch the complete process unfold and even played a tiny role in it path of exile builds.
Certain things result from our lives that leave BIG impressions. Often they are big things and sometimes they are incredibly small things.
One day this man asked what looked like there was a very small question but became one of those BIG things. In an email meaning he asked, “Are you a warrior or a conscientious objector? “
My personal hippie roots kicked in and the knee-jerk, indignant and self-righteous response in my mind was, “Conscientious objector, of course, inch because the thought of being a warrior conjured up a flurry of images of things like ruthlessness, attack, plunder, and killing; nothing I was eager to ascribe to myself.
But as your initial reactive wave passed, My spouse and i realized the truth is that I am and have always been a warrior. And over the years, I have found that it is possible to be a “gentle warrior: “
that you can fight for a thing without harming others
that you can be pro-active without having to be antagonistic
that you can champion your croyance without judging or convicting others for theirs
What are you willing to fight for – not swindle, con or change others to achieve, but stand up to and for? What is frightening enough to make you want to choose and run but important enough to hold your ground over?
My old friend Merriam Webster describes a soldier as, “a person engaged in some struggle or conflict. “
The turmoil that produces the greatest concern for entrepreneurs occurs when a business idea hatches and soon falls under attack from bullies throwing fear-spears and doubt-arrows.
Conquering your bullies, whether or not they are in your mind or the real-world type that sometimes takes the form of well-meaning relatives and buddies, takes a daily decision to become a delicate warrior and guard the greatness you know is uniquely yours and is justa round the corner your claim to it.
Each of the “how-to” stuff you need to learn in order to claim your destiny is secondary to believing that you can have it. And contacting on the strength of the cause that planted the idea in your brain to commence with is the shortest path I realize to reaching it. If you call it Heart, God, intuition, Allah, Angels or any other ingredients label, your vision and desire had a creative source. Trace it and touch it for the bravery and strength you require to beat your bullies.
The moment you are ready and willing to agree to that daily decision, hold on because that’s when the “how-to” stuff that you learn can actually pack a wallop and possess the power to rock your world!