“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” – Michelangelo
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is a task of the sculptor to discover it. Each and every one of us has something special inside of us and your first purpose is to discover it and then move on to your second purpose which is to unleash it and make this world a much better place than you found it.
Producing the best results requires that you be the best version of yourself. To be the best version of yourself is a deliberate process and takes time. It took me about forty years of my life to see or discover my angel in the marble. This was a deliberate and, in many occasions, a very painful process, because I had to confront my personal beliefs, which had in them too many poor errors of judgement.
Now, in retrospect, I can clearly see what I did to become the person I am now that is producing the results I am currently producing and would like to share that with you in the following few steps:
- What results (Angel) do I want to produce in 5 or 10 years? Choose the time frame)?
- What kind of a person (Sculptor) must I become to produce the above results? Think in terms of mindset, discipline, set of skills, choice of relationships, etc.
- What goals must I set and achieve that will make me become this person above that will in turn produce the results that I want.
- What daily tasks do I need to complete without fail to make sure that I achieve these goals that will lead me to becoming the person that will than produce the results that I want?
- What price am I willing to pay to get these results? Remember what Sidney Howard said, “One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you have to give up to get it.”
- Last step. Every morning and every evening, track your progress, this will inject you with motivation and enthusiasm and keep you inspired knowing that you are on track and in control of your daily tasks. If you missed out something, you’ll immediately pick it up and correct it.
Start with small things and grow from there. Yes, God is ultimately in control but gave us the power to control our destiny. I wish you well!
I, Veli Ndaba – ‘The Engineered Mind – to WIN’, was born to inspire and empower you to have clarity and discover your purpose in order to become the best version of yourself. What is your purpose?
Veli Ndaba is an Insightful Speaker, Life-Coach and Neuro- Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Author of three books (You Are Born to Win, Your Dream is Calling You and SWITCH ON!), Newspaper Columnist and Entrepreneur. To book him to help you and your team unleash your greatness, contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org, www.velindaba.com and 083 304 9773