How Limiting Beliefs Hold us Back and What to do About Them
The belief systems you have today are usually the result of events far in your past. They come from events you can’t remember, words you do, and people you wish you could forget. Little do we know that what happens to us today can have far-reaching implications later in life, for better or for worse.
When I was fourteen years old, I moved. Imagine, an already volatile time in life…right before high school…and suddenly I was uprooted from my friends and my surroundings to move to a new town and go to a school at which I knew no one.
Our three-year daughter Aracelli sings, dances, shouts with abandon, like no one is watching. At a recent concert, all of those were on display.
We recently took Aracelli to her first concert. She danced like it was a private show, just for her. No embarrassment. No wondering whose watchful eyes were judging her. No fear of pointing fingers or snickering voices.
She sang at the top of her lungs, sometimes when the music wasn’t playing. She shouted in response to the artists. She felt no shame.
You need fear. To live a life that actually means something, to do what you were born to do, to find your calling and fulfillment in life, you need to embrace fear. My advice to anyone who feels like they are wandering through life: Stop running from fear and start running to it.
The Only Thing We Have to Fear
Fear is not something to be afraid of as Franklin D. Roosevelt suggested. It’s the very thing crying out to you, telling you what you are meant to do.
I’d like you to join me at a very powerful training event that may just turn out to be a pivotal moment in your life. If you’ve ever wondered what it is that separates those people who are living a life of purpose and direction from you, this event is for you.
Have you ever wondered if finding your calling was something for everyone or just for those who were really special? When you read stories of people who have “made it” you assume they must have just known. They must have had clarity. But that’s not true. That’s what today’s episode is all about.
What if we all had something we were born to do?
That’s the subject of the latest book by best-selling author, Jeff Goins. Jeff is someone who, in a short amount of time, quit his job working for a nonprofit, launched an online business, and began living his dream.
What if the worst day of your life could actually be something that led to discovering one of your callings? That’s what happened to today’s guest when he rushed to his son’s school only to find his lifeless body lying there.
Now, this story has a happy ending though. His son lived and the event led to today’s guest discovering one of his callings in life:
To save others from the same fate.
Today I am joined by our first international guest since Farnoosh Brock (who technically lives in the U.S. but was raised in Iran), Niels Kaastrup-Larsen.
Two of the greatest lessons I’ve learned in life came from Robin Williams.
From the risk he took in taking the role of John Keating in Dead Poet’s Society, I learned how to use my fears to take my life to the next level. From his character I learned how a leader helps others to roar.
Robin Williams will be missed. Today, I remember him fondly for these two great lessons.
Yale psychologist Amy Wrzesniewski has interviewed thousands of workers in hundreds of different professions and found that people have one of three mindsets about their work. She calls them “work orientations.” They are: