I, ____________, do solemnly swear.
The swearing in ceremony happened Jan 21st, 2013 for the 44th President of the United States of America. President Obama’s speech reminded us of our constitution’s guarantee to “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as equal for all.
Commitment to Our Oath
As entrepreneurs, small business owners we generally do not have that pomp and ceremony that surrounds our commitment to our oath of office, to our commitment to live a full life with freedom to choose what path we take in pursuit of happiness. We quietly decide what we are willing to do and who we are willing to be. We don’t have 311 million accountability partners that Obama does in the citizens of the USA watching, waiting, hoping for actions to meet words. We have our followers and ourselves to answer to.
What business strategy do you use to keep that commitment to yourself fresh and vital? How do you press on when obstacles arise that seem defeating? Those are tough questions that we face each day. The answer that I am finding is the most effective is to be exactly where you are and to accept that you are where you are.
That may seem crazy at first. “What do you mean be where you are? I don’t want to be here! I want to reach more people, make more money. I can’t be here!” Each person that I work with who surrenders into the moment, who allows themselves to know how they are feeling in that moment discovers that is the most committed to themselves and their business success that they can be. They realize that rather than abandoning themselves in their moment of greatest need by running from who they are, if they instead recommit to themselves to stay the course and use one of their Talents, Abilities and Gifts to press on through that moment, they have business success and feel great about themselves.
Energy, Excitement, Enthusiasm
Imagine how much more energy, excitement, and enthusiasm you would have each day if you didn’t beat yourself up for being where you are. What if instead, you allowed yourself to just know “Wow, I am not as developed as I thought I was in this area of my life. I think I’ll get a coach to give me more awareness, teach me how to decode my feelings and use them so I am more confident about who I am.” When a business idea doesn’t work out as planned, instead of making it mean all sorts of things about you and the future success of your business, you just realize, “This aspect of my business is not working. How can I tweak it and bring more value to my clients?” Remember, There is Nothing to Fix Just More of You to Discover.
To Reach Your Goals
President Obama took his oath of office four times yesterday. Retake your oath to commit to yourself, to give yourself a chance by giving yourself a break and just be who you are where you are. It is only by starting where you are that you can get where you are going after all. Click here for a FREE AUDIO “Start Where You Are to Get Where You Are Going.” that will describe in greater detail the value of just being who you are as you are.