We can become more than the sum of our parts.
When we choose to play the part of the person that we wish to be, letting go of our limiting beliefs, we give ourselves room to grow. When we suspend the mental obstacles that have held us back, all sorts of surprising things can happen.
Making this mental leap is far from easy.
Bruce Lee described this distant focus as a “finger pointing to the moon. Don’t concentrate on the finger or you will miss all that heavenly glory.” We have to be able to get out of our heads and into our hearts, listening and looking for where it wants to lead us, irrespective of the obstacles that our current life throws up. You channel the inner energy of what it feels like to achieve your goal before you have got there.
Becoming the person that you want to be is far from easy.
If you want to smash through the wooden board in martial arts, you need to aim beyond it. If you aim to live your life “beyond the board,” you have to act as if you are already there. There needn’t be any deception involved, merely an acceptance that you want to behave in a different way, in a way that might not “fit” the circumstances of your past, but may well blend in with how you want your future to pan out.
A phrase from Neville Goddard has stuck with me for a long time now:
“Assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled.”
There is no more enjoyable way to live life than to move towards something that you are already intimately acquainted with. The anticipation is delicious, the journey is a joyous one, and once you get there, you just keep going.
Coming back to career matters, so many candidates are limited by thoughts of “who they are” rather than “who they could be.”
When I chat with candidates about their careers and discuss the subject of what they WANT to do in the future, they seem chained to their past and are afraid to consider what they really want.
Connecting with this inner, joyful place takes a fair bit of reflection, but when you are there, there is nothing more satisfying than wallowing in (and owning) your future purpose. When you are writing your resume, write it from the point of view of the person who has got the job. When you’re in an interview, talk as if you belong there or better still feel like you have already gotten the job, so the interview is more about learning what is needed and then you can more openly share what you can do to help. In your career, always look more to what you can achieve next rather than what you could have done better in the past. I’m convinced humans are happiest when they are in constant motion, and their careers are no exception either!
You are the gatekeeper of what you let in and out of your heart. If you choose to seek out the opportunities to become who you want to be, growth is never far away. On interviews, career and life goals: assume that it is done and suspend reason, suspend all the arguments of the conscious three-dimensional mind. This means taking a leap of faith and believing it will come to fruition, in its own way.
In that way, you become that person who you always wanted to be and you may even surprise yourself.