Recently, I woke up from a dream where I was hiking up the side of a rock (think Colorado) and then came to the top where I was enjoying the scenery and taking pictures of the beautiful landscape. When I turned around to go back down, I discovered that I couldn’t find the path that I had taken to get there.
Panicked, I started to come up with other solutions. While I was frustrating myself looking for a way back down to where I had come from, I felt that I should look beyond my situation for the answer. As I stood on the edge of the rock’s cliff, I saw another rock’s ledge about 10 feet away. I knew then that the only way to move on from this moment was to jump. Scared and troubled as to why things had to be this way, I woke up.
3 Reasons Why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Was Able To Change The Direction Of American Society When Others Had Failed
Every year we celebrate the life and leadership of one of my personal heroes, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His vision of what couldbe, so eloquently expressed in his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, and his conviction that it should be changed the world forever and made our society a better place.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking. (Photo by Julian Wasser//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
But what was the secret to Dr. King’s success? Why was he successful in changing the direction of American society when others had failed?
What Dr. King knew and what many other great leaders have known throughout time is how to employ the most powerful force within us to create change – faith.
Faith is a verb, an action, a muscle within us that must be used in order to be strengthened. When faith is developed, it can be called upon to direct massive action and create lasting change.
Dr. King’s faith was a keenly developed force that helped to bring about one of the greatest cultural shifts in American history. Would you like to have faith like him? Then it’s time to go the gym and learn the 3 exercises that can develop your faith muscles and make them a force for positive change in your world.
One of the most common limiting factors that I see in many people’s lives is their beliefs about their destiny. For so many people, this word has been loaded with mystical meaning and therefore is only understood by the spiritual elite. As a result, many just leave the direction of their lives to a higher power and live day to day waiting for something to happen that will cause them to live a better life.
But is that the truth about destiny? Is it really a mystical force that shapes our lives unconsciously and delivers us down a path of its choosing? Or is it something much more simple that is controlling the direction of our lives?
I woke up in Seattle, WA this morning and the fall weather greeted me with its crisp air and colorful scenery. Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year because of its signal to your senses. It’s time for new beginnings. The new school year, the new fiscal year, the beginning of the holiday season, and reconnection with the profound truth that our world is always in transition.
Transition is a funny thing. It’s easy for us to acknowledge what season the world around us is in because of the abundant certainty of our science, our calendars, and the boundaries we have constructed to define them. But when transition becomes the season of our personal journey, we sometimes have difficulty recognizing what’s happening.
As a coach, I’ve helped many clients through life and career transitions as well as having lived through many myself. Because of those experiences, I’ve come to define transition as the moment when you look back at where you’ve been and know that you are no longer satisfied in that place while feeling compelled to march forward having no idea exactly where you’ll end up.
Does this sound like you? If so, then here are 3 hard-earned tips to help you gain some clarity in your transition.