Three Versions Of Yourself
Today, I'm gonna get right to the point.
Recently, I was working out in my garage, and it made me think about something really crucial. When I'm training, I feel like a completely different beast—I feel confident and unstoppable. Some of you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. Maybe it isn't training for you, because it's something different for everybody. We all have our places of power.
Some of you might find peace and power while you're cooking. Some of you might find that while you're creating something, and some of you might feel that when you're hard at work in whichever career you've chosen for yourself.
We all have a place in which we feel fearless.
Where do you feel unstoppable? For me, football used to be one of the activities I was most confident in. You could put anybody in front of me, but I'd still feel like I was unstoppable. I would walk into my games with maximum confidence, but I wasn't always that person. Plenty of us, including me at one point, walk in fear and stress.
We all have three different versions of ourselves.
First, there's the normal, regular, everyday version. That's the version of ourselves we'll use most to push through our days.
Second, we have the fearful version, the timid version, the version that looks at their limitations and fears and doubts and lets those control them.
Finally, we have our third version, this unstoppable, confident, warrior version of ourselves. Certain environments will bring that alter ego out of you—you see it with professional athletes all the time. My question today for you is, where do you find that third version of yourself? Where do you feel confident, and where do you feel as though your potential is limitless?
Right now, you might be living in fear, to some extent. You've allowed society to program you to think that you're less than other people. It's time for you to reprogram yourself. It's time to turn yourself toward greatness and courage, and the first step in doing that is going to be proving it to yourself. You've got to deconstruct all these outside influences that told you that you weren't going to be anything, even if those influences are the opinions of people you care about.
I want you to think about where you are your most confident, and I want you to use that to remember that you've always got the superhero version of yourself within you. Even when your situation gets difficult, you always have that third version of yourself, and if you can remember how truly special you are, I promise that you can get through anything.
It all starts with you.