Take Control of Your Destiny
Allow me to confront you. Metaphorically grab you by the collar and shake you so hard your teeth rattle. And know I do this because I care about you…
Please. Stop whining about your boss, ex-lover, or the people who don’t like your posts on Facebook. Let go of your fixation on blaming every failure you have on your student loan debt, President Trump, or the economy.
None of those people or things control your destiny, even though you may insist they do.
The reason it’s convenient for you to believe that, is because it absolves you of any blame or responsibility. You get to perceive yourself as the aggrieved victim, instead of someone who maybe made a poor choice, didn’t take action, or simply didn’t look out for yourself.
And if you ever want to stop being a victim, and begin to become a victor, you have to get over it.
You. Have. To. Stop. Being. A. Victim.
There are babies and young children who were torn from their mother at the U.S. border, their parents deported, and are now alone, with no one is protecting them. They are truly powerless; lost in a bureaucratic morass.
You are not in this state.
There are people in prisons in the Middle East, sleeping on concrete floors with no blankets, eating food with maggots in it, dying slowly of malnourishment, because they dared to speak up for human rights.
You aren’t in this situation.
I know you’re not in any of those powerless situations because you can access the Internet and read this right now. You have options; you have choices.
I understand sometimes the choices are not the ones we want. In fact, they usually aren’t.
There’s all kind of nasty shit you can’t control. I get it. You may have lost a child, you may be taking care of an elderly parent with dementia, or you could have received a horrific medical diagnosis. You might be fighting an addiction, in an abusive relationship, or ten minutes from bankruptcy.
I’m not callous and don’t deny that you probably are facing some serious challenges. I’m getting in your face right now, not because I don’t have empathy or don’t care about you. I’m getting in your face because I DO care. More than you’ll probably ever know.
Because I have faced many of those challenges named above. And went through many years of victim-hood, believing I was powerless.
But the reason I was powerless was because I allowed my negative programming, dysfunctional beliefs, and low self-esteem to give away my power. Like many of you are right now…
Stop it. Stop allowing others to take your power. Take it back.
One thought, one step, one day at a time.
You are incredibly powerful. You live in the greatest time in human history. You have the Internet, smart phones, social media, and technology that is the ultimate equalizer. You can accomplish amazing things. You don’t need a college degree. You don’t need investors. You don’t need to come from a family of wealth and power.
But you do need to decide. You have to decide that you’re done being a victim. Done giving away your power. Done playing weak and meek.
There are people who really are utterly powerless right now. People that desperately need our help. But guess what? You can’t help anyone from a situation of victim-hood.
They best way to help, the poor, the downtrodden, the exploited, and the victimized people in the world — is to not be one of them.
Are you ready to stop being a victim and absolutely, confidently, and forcefully step into your greatness?
One of the greatest challenges of my career (and even life) is working with some of the most brilliant, innovative and successful people on the planet — coaching them to help them achieve even stronger results.
I have worked with millionaires and billionaires, elite athletes and political leaders, start up entrepreneurs and people who run non-profits. Some of this is done with private consulting and in many cases through my Breakthrough U coaching program. Over the course of several decades, you notice patterns and commonalities. Things you see over and over, whether people are young or old, male or female, start up scenarios and established incumbents. Patterns of doubt and fear, low self-esteem and self-sabotage.
Through my work, I have identified and categorized the biggest causes that are holding people back. There are five insidious ones that come up the most frequently, and create the worst damage.
The 5 Deadliest Causes of Failure…
So if you are ready to let go of excuses, validation, and being a victim — you’re going to love what is going to happen over the next five days. I’m going to do something unprecedented…
Staring tomorrow, for five days, I’m going to simultaneous release an essay on my blog, one of my Facebook pages, my Gage on Prosperity newsletter, and my Leveraged Sales Leadership Report newsletter. I want to reach every person in my world with this information. Each day I will focus on one of the five deadly causes, so you really understand how you could be falling prey to it. And give you some ideas on how to breakout and succeed like you really desire.
So here’s your homework until then…
Do some critical thinking now, before the series starts tomorrow. Ask yourself what you think might be limiting your accomplishments? What is the ONE area — the one skill, concept or change in your thinking process — that would allow you to have your next (or first) earth-shattering breakthrough? Please give that some serious mental energy. Then tomorrow, the journey begins…
Originally published at www.randygage.com on September 18, 2018.