We limit ourselves because we have an identity issue

The 2015 Roadmap to Success Coaching Program I’ve been writing about continues its progress with participants from all over the United States and Canada. To review, each and every one of us was born with the same creative powers. We each have the power to create practically anything and, in fact, we are creating all the time. What we create with is our thoughts. Positive, enthusiastic, optimistic emotions fertilize the soil and enhance the manifestation of our thoughts whereas negative, fearful, angry emotions kill off the possibility of our thoughts manifesting.

So the question was raised: if the game of life is really that simple, and it really is, how come everyone is not living the life of their dreams? There are many answers to that question and I’m going to continue to use these blogs to discuss them.

The vast majority of people simply do not believe they have the same creative powers as others. Most don’t believe they have any power at all, so we have a fundamental identity problem. We don’t know who we are.

If you were to just open your eyes and look around, you would see the magnificence of this Universe we live in. It is undeniable that there is a creative force at the center of it all. An embryo is programmed to become a baby. An acorn is programmed to become an oak tree. A caterpillar is programmed to become a butterfly. Corn, wheat, flowers, trees and all the animals in the animal kingdom just continue to reproduce and multiply.

Here’s the irony: no animal questions who it is. A deer doesn’t look at another deer and wonder if it’s as good as the other. No rose compares itself to another rose and finds itself insufficient. Have you ever seen a dog look at another dog and react like it’s different and not as good or good enough? ONLY human beings do that. ONLY human beings compare themselves to other human beings and find themselves not good as. ONLY human beings live in a conversation that they are not good enough, not worthy and not loved or lovable.

So think about it. How can you use your God given power to create when you do that? You can’t! So what’s there to do? The answer is simple, not easy. Stop it! Stop comparing yourself to others. You actually think you’re the only one doing it. Everyone else is doing it to. You’re afraid to assert yourself because you worry what others will think about you. NOBODY IS THINKING ABOUT YOU! Their thinking about what you’re thinking about them!

 As I say over and over again in my book Unshackled Leadership, life is a series of choices. Here are the most basic ones for you to choose: that you are good enough, that you are worthy, and that you are loved and lovable. Try that on for awhile and see how life shows up.