This is my personal truth.
When we learn to stay open to the input of the Universe, whilst staying focused on our goals, some pretty amazing things come our way. This is how I found myself at the Suits and Sneakers event last Thursday night to be inspired to a new level of learning.
As most people were sitting in the audience intently listening to the words, I was listening to what was not being said. In fact, I was observing mastery in action from some pretty young people who challenged me to raise my game! I must be honest, before this event I had never heard of Mark Sham or Brent Lindeque and as I sat studying them I was truly touched by Mark’s passion and Brent’s compassion (he is like the male alter-ego of Mother Theresa), which combined was moving in excess of a thousand people within 40 minutes. Brilliant!!
As a large portion of my client base consists of entrepreneurs who focus on wealth creation, some of my favorite books are Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, as well as Leveraging the Universe by Mike Dooley (I highly recommend you read them). And here on stage, was the theory in action!
Both these guys have a very clear purpose and a burning desire for a specific outcome. Both of them know the impact they wish to create, they take massive amounts of action, and then they trust the Universe to come to the party and create some magic! And believe me, it is some pretty impressive magic.
But it goes further than this!
As I was leaving I had the opportunity to shake Brent’s hand and I thought to myself, how can such a young person be so brave and be so visible in the world to make a change, when most of my generation seems to be hiding? And by default, why am I not making the impact he is? This stayed with me all night. Truth be told I didn’t sleep much after the event and when I heard an owl at 2 am, I knew that something had shifted for me. I understood that wisdom is knowledge in action, and that our youth was teaching us this valuable lesson. I need to use my knowledge and take more action to add more value to your life!!
As I went out for my run Saturday morning, I noticed how clean the gutters were from all the rain the night before. It felt amazing to see the beauty in my neighborhood again. As I carried on though, I could see the individual bottles and pieces of paper lying next to the walls and on the pavements. I think what really hit me was the fact that I know our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. And for the first time I understood that a lot of my stress, and the tension, disease, irritation and general feeling of discontent which I am experiencing from people in general, stems from our dirty suburbs. The question popped into my head – what would Brent do? And so the One Bag Nominations were born!
Let’s be honest, picking up rubbish is NOT the most glamorous way to spend the cool-down session of my run. And I won’t gross you out with the details of what I picked up. But every item which I picked up and threw into a bin, left me with a tremendous sense of achievement and contribution. Because I know countless people will be driving to work feeling a little lighter, even if they don’t know why. I will never again go on a run without picking up some of the litter and cleaning up my world!
Once again I was able to align my life purpose with my goal of completing the Sky Run which in turn increases my dedication. I hope you are starting to see the bigger picture…
Life is like a huge spider web. When we are busy weaving it we tend to only see what is right in front of us. But God, the Universe, your Higher Power, whatever you believe in, sees the bigger picture and how it is all interconnected. My purpose, my goal, my learning, the people I get to meet on my journey, the people I get to inspire along the way, and in my own little way, I am leaving the world a better place.
You were born to be a warrior. To live in purpose and honor. To contribute to the world in your unique way.
Join me in making our world a cleaner place, because God has made it breath-takingly beautiful!
Walk with honor.