The biggest secret to success? Just keep going. Don't ever, ever, ever, EVER give up -- no matter what!
Sure, I've had instances where I was ready to quit and it really felt like this was the end and I was just ready to call it a day, a week, a career, a life -- whatever!
NO! The next morning I get up and I dust myself off and I go back to work again. I remember when I first started taking improv classes. Improvising is difficult enough, try improvising in a language that's not your native language! English is not mine.
I would always be the worst in class but I'd keep showing up until I started to get better. Eventually, I got to be quite good at it.
Still working through some of my own stuff today. It's giving in a bit but there's still so much more to go. Often I want it to be just a wave that makes this goal achievable and it's like I'm working so hard for crumbs here and there.
But I will always remember, to use that improv example, when years later I had a session with a very authoritative older teacher, old school improv man and the first thing he told me is -- you're good, you've got chops, man, you can do this.
I still get tears in my eyes when I think of that. Endless and endless days and nights showing up to class and trying to figure things out, without any guarantee that any of this will work -- EVER!
What was the proof that this would work? Where was the guarantee? NONE!
Yet somewhere deep inside I knew -- if I just kept going -- I'd get there one day. And I did.
So when I'm having some frustration and sadness over me not being where I want to be -- feeling like there is progress, but it's so slow, it's like every inch is a battle and I have to fight so hard for everything. It's also humbling, character building.
But I always remember of how hard I worked and how often it took years, thousands of hours of practice and work to finally get there.
I will use the great Churchill quote and say -- in moments like this, when it seems like the progress is so agonizingly dauntingly slow in my personal journey, the ONLY way I know how to respond is the way I've always responded:
"We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
I KNOW that this journey too -- which was the biggest journey, the biggest fight of my life -- one day, I, too will stand victorious over this problem and EVERYONE who has not believed in me will be proven completely and utterly wrong.
What's important though is I don't do this for myself. I want to do this for others. For you. If you're looking for hypnotherapy in Santa Fe that is effective, powerful, passionate. If you're looking for a hypnotherapist, coach, guide who will fight for you, believe in you -- you have found one here.
I will not surrender for myself. I will not surrender for my clients. I will fight for victory. Even though at times it seems impossible for me or so dauntingly slow, I know that will make me savor it more later. I love it, I love it, I love it.
One day I will stand victorious over this and if you come to me, I will give you my all to make sure that you stand victorious over whatever challenge you're facing.
I believe in you! You can win. You will win.
I have done a million impossible things people told me couldn't be done. Well, they could. And I believe the same for every client I work with. I believe in you. I believe in you. I believe in you. I BELIEVE IN YOU! IN YOU! IN YOU!