I was driving in my car the other day listening to an audio book and I was thinking about what keeps us from really taking off.
It was a beautiful day and the sky was a bright blue. I passed the local airport and the image of a hot air balloon came into my mind.
What we really want is to take off and soar high! Live the life we’ve dreamed of, the kind of life we talk about when we say, “If I won the lottery I would…”
Think of yourself standing in the basket of a hot air balloon and you’re about to go on an adventurous ride, high above the rest of the world, where you can see far and wide and the view takes your breath away.
As you cut the ropes you start to rise, slowly at first and you begin to go higher but you only go so high. If you look on the side of the basket, there are sandbags. These sandbags are the limiting beliefs you are carrying around with you. They are holding you down.
I want you to look back on your childhood and try to figure out when you got the idea that you couldn’t be successful if that’s the way you’re thinking.
What are the sandbags holding you down? You’ve got deeply ingrained habits and beliefs that control your actions, your attitude and your results.
The truth is you can fly as high as you want to go!
If you want to take off then you’re going to have to dump the sandbags once and for all. Stop conforming to what everyone else is doing or thinks you should be doing.
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” ROBERT FROST
95% of people fail to succeed at their desires in life because they follow everyone else. If you want to be in the 5%, start doing what they do.
Successful people are constantly taking a look at themselves and looking at what’s holding them back and they ask for help.
Here are some things to think about:
- Your behaviour is the cause of your results—the secondary cause. For permanent improvement in results, you must go to the primary cause, which is, the cause of your behaviour, and that is your beliefs.
- Unfortunately, your conditioning, causes you to be subservient to your outside world. Your conditions, circumstances and environment have no bearing on what is going to happen in your future unless you let it.
- You have genius locked up within you. Your spiritual DNA, the essence of who you are, is perfect. That perfection has been buried in old programming and beliefs.
- You have the ability to create an image of what you would like your future to be like and you can have it.
It’s time to cut the ropes, drop the sandbags and take off! You’ll love it!
“One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.” HELEN KELLER