Stop Avoiding Your Greatness
As important as growth is, reflection is crucial.
Personally, I always like to spend a time in December just to focus on my family. I reflect on the year and appreciate all the growth I've been blessed with, and to me, that time is essential. Even though I talk a lot about focusing on growth, appreciating all that you've achieved is extremely important. I'm a normal person—I started from the ground up. I was never a great speaker, and I was actually a very introverted person.
Now, I'm able to travel the world. I've been blessed with the ability to teach leadership to people all over the country, and to talk to some truly incredible people. One thing I spoke about a little while ago was about consistency. It's about making good choices every day, and like I've said, many of us don't have a consistency problem—we have a commitment problem. That being said, many of us end up being consistent with the wrong things.
A lot of us are consistent with things that aren't even good for us, but there is a better way.
Once you attain a growth mindset, anything is achievable. Seven or eight years ago, I made the decision to be consistent and stay consistent when it comes to my goals, and to focus on only what would help me move forward. I switched my mindset and I said to myself, "Trent, if your life really depends on this, and your goals really mean so much to you, then you've got to dedicate your life to them."
Many of us haven't dedicated our lives to anything. Many of you haven't reached the place you deserve to be at because you refuse to step into what you're afraid of.
If I hadn't stepped into my fear, I wouldn't be at the place I am now, and I would never have been able to help as many people as I have. It's up to you to stop talking yourself out of greatness, and it's up to you to stop settling for less. It's up to you to stop allowing your past and the opinions of others to make you think less of yourself.
A lot of us think, "Oh, there's nothing special about me. I don't have this or that talent, so this person will always be better than me." Trust me when I say that I've been there. I understand where that feeling is coming from, but there's something I always like to remember that's stronger than that feeling.
You have been validated by God.
You have been appointed by God to fulfill a unique purpose, and you have talents you aren't even fully aware of. There is nothing in this world that can change that, and there are no setbacks with the ability to hold you back from that truth. I promise you that you are the only thing that can get in the way of your purpose, so stop avoiding the greatness you are meant to fulfill.
It all starts with you.