Last night, I cut the work and watched a dvd. It was called Seabiscuit – about a famous US racehorse. Its a fabulous story about achievement and should probably come with a half tissue box warning! You can read more about him here http://www.seabiscuitonline.com/index1.htm
One of the great messages of the film was that this little horse just kept winning against the bigger guys cos he just didn’t think of himself as small. In reality he was only a small pony and with the right techniques and encouragement he was winning races against much bigger thoroughbreds.
It made me think about how small we all often think we are. The smallest cog in a great wheel, the lowliest person in your team, the one making the smallest contribution to anything. And if that is the way that we continue to think about ourselves then that is the way that we’ll end up. I could think about myself as just a freelance trainer but I know that what I do amounts to much more than that. What I do makes a big difference to people’s lives so I am not JUST a trainer.
Maybe you are saying to yourself “But I am ONLY….” ” I am JUST….” Listen to your own language. If you are talking yourself down why would you expect anyone else to give you space on this planet. Its time to stop talking small and start thinking bigger. About your life, your career, your hopes and aspirations. You can be like Seabiscuit and take on the big guys and win.