todays blog is all about starting something big and how others can help us with that. Have fun reading.
I just finished the interesting book "The talent code" by Daniel Coyle: Greatness isn't born. It's grown. One part of the book talks about ignition: the moment when a person falls helplessly in love with their future passion.
I was wondering:
- How did it come that I got a boost and tons of ideas how to develop my passion and really go for it right now?
- Who, or what, was the spark to light the fire?
- When did I realize that I needed to take action?
Part of the answer is: Rolmodels.
For me the internet played a huge part in this one. Online you can connect to people who have done what you are dreaming of. It is one reason why I love the world wide web so much.
May I introduce my personal heros:
They are real heros for me. I adore them , I idolize them and sometimes they feel unreachable, far far away. It's easy to think "Wow, I would like to be like this, but I guess I could never achieve this."
But hey-oh, that's not true. I can do it, too.
They are normal humans, right? I can learn what they have learned. Maybe it takes me longer or it takes more efforts. But it is important not to be intimidated by their success.
You can also enjoy the tingle in your gut, feeling this is something big. It shows your desire. It can be your orientation and guidance to what you like to be true for yourself.
So I am careful not to compare myself with Flora and Kelly Rae in the state they are now. They are amazingly successfully artists and business women. They are earning very good money with living their creative lives. And I? I am just starting. But...
"We Measure Against Our Own Standards, Not Others.-Live Your Legend
Back to my beloved heroes. In addition to their beautiful artwork, I love that these two ladies share parts of their journey with their followers. They have been young, inexperienced not-professional artists, too. That feels so good. I remind myself that my dream is possible. They made it! They tell the story of success I want to hear.
Now about you.
- Who are your heros?
- Who do you adore? And for what?
- Make a list of 2 or 3 people you adore.
- How can they be a guidance to you?
If you like this topic I also recommend this blogpost about what you can learn from your role models (and to practice your German).
Sending you lots of love,