One of the BIGGEST compliments I’ve ever received is the following:
”LUKE IS SOMEONE I CAN PUT MY TRUST IN’’
Expressed a while back from a client who still works with me actually..
But to me, this is HUGE success..
To be the guy that someone has faith in..
That has a level of KNOWING that they’ll be helped and guided
You see, this thing called Trust?..
Is one of the HARDEST things we as humans struggle to develop
We fear past rejections and disappointments re surfacing again
So we hide and confide in what we know
Mostly staying still and feeling stuck
And To reach out to someone is tough business because
There’s always that fear of trusting that person
With a world full of liars and charlatans
Fake online pictures and transformations
Disheartened purchases and investments
It’s often overwhelming to know just who to trust
One thing that I’ve learned over the years
Always trust your gut..
Not your head
That sh*t box will confuse you
(Lets be honest, It’s often wrong)
Over justifying why you ‘can’t’ or ‘shouldn’t’
But at some point, there will be that ‘feeling’
You often won’t be able to explain it..
It’s a feeling that compels you to reach out..
A feeling thats more lights and exciting than most others..
That could even bring about what could be classed as ‘nerves’
An elevated heart rate
Even a little ‘impatient’ and ‘irritated’ demeanour
Something that comes up every now and again that says silently
‘’Go for it!’’
And It’s almost as If your body physically reaches forward
To ‘get’ that something before you make a decision
Let me tell you those feelings (mostly)..
Are usually RIGHT
And are what YOU need to follow more..
Problem is though, we follow what comes afterwards
The reasons of ‘’Ah yeah, I would but ____________’’
Then time and money start to be quantified And justified
And before you know it?..
The story in your mind plays out that dampens those initial excited moments
And gets you to ease those emotions as you talk yourself out of making a BIG decision
So you say ’’NO’’
When you should of said ”yes!’’
So you feel immediate gratification
A mild sense of ‘ahh’
Because the pressures then off
The REAL anxiety creeps back
Then the worry of ‘‘What If?’’
The terrifying prospect of ‘’What when?’’
Then you start to judge yourself for not taking the chance in the first place
Feeling even worse about previous decisions
Then Doubting whether it’s too late
Looking for alternatives with someone or something else
Because you’ve felt like a dick NOT doing what you said you would
Perhaps this sounds familiar?..
There’s two lessons I’d like you to take from this..
- Follow Excitement! Which can often be mistaken for FEAR. If It feels ‘light’, Don’t STOP the flow. Go with it..
- If you’ve reached out to me, in the past then NOT followed up? Believe me, your’e one of many. Who I have NO judgment on, only a complete understanding, So I just want you to know..