Woke up thinking about change, thinking about transformation.
Change as altering the way we do things.
Transformation as altering the way we BE.
And the one sentence that's been my mantra this week thanks to my coach...
"What got you here won't get you there"
And at first I didn't understand, because what got me here should be exactly what will get me there... my success strategy will lead me into deeper success, right?
But it's trickier than that, because while my success strategies have absolutely been instrumental in where I'm at now, they are also the very things that hold me back. My willingness to fail time and time again is what makes me an incredible entrepreneur. I don't fear failing at all...
Because failing got me love growing up. Dimming my light helped me get friends. My nature was to easily do things most people couldn't, with ease. I never studied to get A's. I never had to work hard to have opportunities open up for me. Success was easy, but it didn't bring me the things I most wanted - which was love and friendship. Those came when I blended in. Those came when I failed like those around me.
So what got me here was not only my willingness to fail, but also by me seeking out failure. The massive wins followed by a meltdown from growth. Growing triggering the need for failing so I could be accepted and liked.
It got me here, and I thank myself for creating such a powerful strategy for success.
And it won't get me there.
For to get 'there' I have to be willing to fail at failing. I have to be unafraid of succeeding. I have to trust that I love myself enough that I no longer need to seek out the approval from others that just don't matter.
What got me here won't get me there.
I'd made the external changes necessary, but the transformation just came. I'm seeing the patterns for what they are and I'm rewriting my secret success strategies.
What are the secrets to your success... and how are they holding YOU back?