What Would You be If You Didn’t Have to be “You”? Time To Get Real!

The Premise…
This may sound like a silly question and of course you are always you, but what I mean is what would you do if you weren’t limited by your own personal talents or skill sets? If you weren’t limited by anything for that matter. Think about it for a minute.. Are you having visions of being a superstar? An astronaut or test pilot? What about ending world hunger and creating world peace? Or maybe just amplifying a talent or skill you already possess and taking it to the nth degree, becoming the best…

Think about this…
When you are a child you live out elaborate fantasies that help you learn about your true self and what you would do if you didn’t have to be “you”. For some these fantastic dreams and stories become their reality, while others “grow up” and become what society dictates they should be. Why is this?

The Problem…
The whole problem is we did “grow up”! We have forgotten that it is necessary to be able to be in that child like state where fantasy is reality and anything is possible. As adults we stop ourselves from trying new things we want to do with logic and reason. We tell ourselves it’s impossible because we aren’t good enough, we don’t have enough money (instead of knowing you will find a way to get it) or we think the odds of failure are too high, when we should just go for it!

The Answer…
Stop being so grown up! Take chances, live in the moment and never fear failure! Learn to believe that anything is possible and don’t limit yourself to the “you” that you have been in the past. Does this mean you will achieve your dreams? Well no, of course not but you will feel good about yourself for trying and one things for certain, you won’t achieve your dreams if you don’t give yourself a chance to explore them!

Start Exploring…
So to really get to know about yourself at a deeper level and achieving your dreams takes more than daydreaming and trying new things but that’s a good start. The late, great Dr. Carl Jung developed a technique that stands the test of time. Basically it’s a set of questions that determines personality traits, strengths and weaknesses of your personality to help further your understanding of yourself. I tried this personality test the other day and I have to say it was spot on. It also told me lots of things I had always felt but failed to acknowledge. Try it for yourself.. Take the free personality quiz here.

Live the Dream…
Or at least try to… I’m still trying myself and I’m definitely not there yet but the simple act of believing anything is possible and going for it is already changing my life and making me feel more positive about myself. I’ve been able to really start exploring my music more, pushing my boundaries and now I have the upcoming opportunity to try my hand as a session guitarist… something I always thought was well beyond my grasp. It does work, and I’m not afraid to fail so that gives me an edge.

I hope you have found this post inspirational.. best of luck to all

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