I heard a quote yesterday while I was listening to a podcast that I wanted to share with you. It was powerful! The quote is attributed to Michelangelo and it reads, “ I saw the angel in the marble, and I carved into it until I set him free.” Wow! I’ve always been fascinated by sculptures. I’m awed by individuals who can look at a piece of wood or stone, see something in it, and then proceed to create a stunning piece of art. I’ve been a bit jealous actually. In my mind, I’ve thought, “WOW! I wish I could do that. I wish I had that clarity of vision to be able to look at that raw piece of material see the masterpiece before it exists.”
Yesterday, after hearing that quote, I had an epiphany. And I also saw myself as the sculptor of my own life. I saw myself as a mentoring artist helping others to be the sculptors of their own lives. I was so excited!
Each one of us is born with unique gifts and talents. Each one of us come into this world as raw material with unlimited potential. I know you’ve heard it said It takes all kinds to make the world go ‘round. Wouldn’t it be boring if we were all the same? Thank GOD for diversity.
Do you see your potential? Do you have an area in your life where you know there is something more for you? Do you feel in your gut that you were meant for something more…whether it be in your relationships, your career, your health and wellness, your finances? How do we turn that potential into a masterpiece? It starts with a decision to do something different.
Personal Development. Personal Development allows us to develop those gifts and talents. It gives us the opportunity and the training to become the masterpiece that we were created to be by showing us what doesn’t belong in the raw material of our lives. What kinds of things are we talking about here? Poor thought patters, behaviors, habits, hang-ups. Maybe you are holding on to feelings and emotions that don’t serve you, like comparison, unforgiveness, anger, perfectionism, fear of failure. Maybe someone along the way graffitied your masterpiece. OK. Let’s clean it up and keep moving. There are some many ways we create stumbling blocks for ourselves. We are going to be diving deep into some of these things in the near future.
It’s up to each one of us to determine how much of our masterpiece gets revealed and he masterpiece only gets revealed through the process of the carving. Sometimes that carving process is painful…but the results can be massively rewarding. Many times, it’s helpful to have someone come alongside you in this journey and you may feel it’s beneficial to hire a coach. Whether it be a life coach, a fitness coach, or a financial coach. It’s important to have someone on your journey who can see the 30,000 foot view to be able to see what may be in your way. Sometimes we are too emotionally attached to the stuff, the circumstances, the emotions to see what needs to be changed. We can’t see the forest because of the trees. If you resonate with what I’m saying, let’s schedule a call and see if we would be a good match to work together. I am a certified transformational mindset coach and I would love to be your mentor for your masterpiece.
I want to leave you something I heard from one of my favorite mentors, Tony Robbins…
“ We are not managers of our lives. We have the ability to be creators. We can create our life on our terms if we get a clear enough vision, if we can inspire ourselves enough and if we can overcome the fears and limitations within this mind and push through the pain. Then, anyone on earth can have an extraordinary business, an extraordinary life, an extraordinary family.”
Are you ready to start carving your masterpiece?
Are you ready to be EXTRAORDINARY???