In the video, you’ll meet Janine Shepherd, a former cyclist who was on her way to the Olympics… until she got hit by a speeding truck.
I don’t want to spoil it for you. Go watch it here and let Janine tell her story for herself.
But there is one point I want to highlight. Janine shares a profound message – a message about dreaming big, freedom and greatness. Here is one quote in particular that struck a chord:
“It wasn’t until I let go of who I thought I was that I had the freedom to create something completely new for my life; it wasn’t until I let go of the life I thought I was supposed to have…that I was able to embrace the possibilities that waited for me.”
I’ve watched this clip five or six times, and every time I cry.
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Janine pushes me to think about my life and my goals and what needs to be set free in order to create something bigger, new and different. Her story reminds me that very little stands in the way of the enduring and “defiant” human spirit.
And, it makes me wonder why some people achieve so much while others remain stuck, making excuses, worrying about everything that could go wrong or waiting for the stars to align before they get going.
I think it really boils down to three things:
How clearly do you know what you want?
When it comes to the important goals in life, there are no shades of grey, no fuzzy areas. Instead, there is focus. You know what you want and why you want it, even if you are not a hundred percent sure at the moment about how you will actually get there or when.
How badly do you really want it?
When you want something so much that you can feel it in every fiber of your being, you will want to do whatever it takes to get it. Make the the effort, get the support you need, ask questions, and don’t give up until you’ve gotten answers.
How much do you believe it can happen?
Faith is the key ingredient that brings everything together. You could be passionate about your goal, but if deep down you don’t believe it’s possible – even if only remotely possible – then you could be thrown off. Because there will always be people around you who will tell you it simply can’t be done… that you’re too idealistic… you’re not in touch with the reality (Sometimes you’re that very person). You need to have the inner strength (and the courage) to believe that anything can happen.
You always have a choice
This goes together with the recognition that you always, always have a choice. Set backs, disappointments, and detours are an inseparable part of life. It doesn’t matter how bad things look, there is always a way out. Always a way up, where you can find the light buried in the darkness.
Once you know where you want to go and you are set on getting there, you’ll be free to “choose courage in the face of fear, defy[ing] the things that hold you back from greatness.”
You’ll be able to let those very things go. You’ll push them aside, set your sights ahead and… take…. a… leap. You will be able to choose money choices you can make today.
And, when you get to the other side, you’ll realize that life still goes on – except that instead of being a passive traveler, you’ll be taking the controls. … just like Janine Shepherd.
Money Choices You Can Make Today.
These truths apply to our financial lives, too.
Define what’s important to you in your life and create spending priorities.
Plan actively and strategically for the future.
Choose to take control over your saving, investing, and spending.
If you need some help freeing yourself from the things that prevent you from living your best life and bringing healthy money habits into your home, contact me to arrange a free discovery call. I’d love to see how I can support you!
P.S. Here’s the link to that video again.