I was speaking with a client yesterday and we were talking about them stepping more into their purpose. And I noticed a pattern in my client that I’ve seen many times before, but I finally saw CLEARLY.
We learn from Tony Robbins that everyone’s core fear is that they are not enough, and that because they aren’t enough, they won’t get Love. And LOVE is the oxygen of the Soul.
This much we know already.
But then I thought about what made me successful and what made so many people I know successful and what I love about my favorite characters. And there was always something in common.
The imperfect person overcomes. It boils down to that.
So I had an “ah-ha!” on the phone with my client and I blurted out, “We become successful by admitting we are not perfect, rather than trying to be perfect and thinking that we’re not enough.”
And I think this about sums it up.
When we admit this, and admit our fears, doubts and insecurities, we connect with that part that resides in all humans. We know we are a work in progress, so of course we are going to feel like a fraud if we try to project some form or version of perfection.
The truth is, we are perfectly imperfect. And admitting this, talking about our fears, insecurities and doubts, and then also talking about what we are creating and stepping into and desire, THAT is what creates a connection between people.
We love the under dog. Why? Because on some level we are all under dogs. Even if we are successful, we all have insecurities. And we all have SOMETHING that we must overcome. NO ONE is exempt from this.
This isn’t to suggest that we shouldn’t at the same time also claim our greatness. Of COURSE we should! And as we do, we begin to shine and that inspires people. But what ELSE inspires people is when they know that they are not alone in their fears, doubts, worries and insecurities.
There’s more than one way to inspire.
I prefer to inspire through telling my truth. And my truth is that I am indeed powerful and a part of The Divine Uni-verse and, at the same time, I am a fallible, imperfect, sometimes rude human being who is still working out being totally scared of the unknown. Both are true at the same time.
When we admit this, when we tell on ourselves, when we tell the truth, not only do we create intimacy, we bond over what makes us human, rather than separate because we think we need to arrive somewhere.
What can you admit today?
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Mastin Kipp is the CEO and Founder of The Daily Love. Follow him on Twitter here.
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