“We don’t see the world as it is, we see the world as we are.” – Anaïs Nin
Have you ever stopped and wondered, “how do I see the world and why do I see it that way?”
Our upbringing has an impact on how we view the world. As a child if your family didn’t have food in the cupboard to eat and even food had to be earned then this will impact not only what you see but also the actions you take to overcome the challenges you face.
If you need to go out and earn money for your survival you become resourceful and discover ways to not just overcome this situation you come up with ways to leverage what you learn, thrive and out earn the situation.
Additionally, there’s a big group of people that you can help through the way you see the world. For example Tiger Todd as a child went out and got himself several jobs to earn money so they could have food for his family. From there became a successful entrepreneur and then sold his business to help the homeless and hungry and motivate them to live the life that they were meant to live. Since 1995 he has helped transform more than 45,000 homeless men and women into responsible, motivated, contributing members of their community.
Using his “gift” of how he viewed the world, he has inspired and motivated innumerable individuals from some of the most difficult walks of life to change their lives by changing their character. Drawing upon familiar stories of heroes throughout history, pop culture, mythology, religion, literature and the magical medium of storytelling through movies, Tiger helps everyone realize their inner hero and motivate them to find the path past their challenges that moves them forward towards their goals.
After participating in an online event with Tiger Todd a couple of months ago, here are some of the wonderful insights I received:
“Intelligence is the ability to make finer distinctions.” – Robert Kiyosaki
We get better the more we study and break things down to their essence.
“I’m Batman” – quote from Batman movies.
We have 2 aspects of who we are, the virtuous, philanthropic, caring and compassionate self that relates to our spirit and the dark side of our identity such as anger, revenge, deceit, withdrawal that relates to our ego. We need to realize both aspects of our nature and complete them. Bring the 2 selves together and integrate them.
The Movie “The Shawshank Redemption” – based on Steven King’s book.
“Get busy living each day!”
To get the life you want you need to chip away with small daily actions that move you closer and closer each day to realize the outcome you desire.
The Movie “The Incredibles”
As a child and a young adult you grow up as how see yourself to be without the encumbrances of major life commitments and responsibilities. When you get married, all of a sudden you have commitments, you build a family and often men don’t know who to be once this happens. Within us all is there is a superhero where we live in our passion and purpose that makes our life truly incredible!
The Movie “Batman” – The Dark Knight Trilogy
This can be seen as an analogy that relates to getting a job.
Part 1: “Batman Begins” – this is the discovery of your power that you are good enough to get into a company – you get hired and you add value to the business and its customers. You also get paid and/or compensated for what you do. For the next 3 months show that you do what you do to improve the company and bring the best outcome for its customers.
Part 2: “The Dark Knight” – Go to the dark side. Do what you do know to do well and you excel at. Do it and it won’t be insubordination. At 90 days go the Dark Knight. Bring your gifts, talents and skillsets to benefit the company and its customers so that the company can go “Wow” be impressed by what you have done and give the credit to the company.
Sin is not doing something when you know that taking that action can do good or help support or assist others. When you know that what you are doing can benefit others (even if they don’t know about it) and you don’t do it. You don’t take the action required and instead turn a blind eye to it, that’s a sin.
Part 3: “The Dark Knight Rises” – Integration – this is the time where you can step up to the next level and get a promotion.
“We don’t need more resources, we need more resourcefulness” – Tony Robbins
By being more resourceful, continuing to add value, stepping up as a leader you are ready to step up to the next level as a supervisor, manager, business owner etc.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou
“Others can inspire you, but ultimately the only thing that empowers you is what lies within you and learning how to better utilize what you’ve been given.” – T.D. Jakes
Don’t concern yourself with setbacks – life is bound to happen. Instead use your failures as feedback to give you greater resolve for your end result and inevitable success. Remember:
“A setback is a setup for a comeback!” – T.D. Jakes
Finally plan! Create a plan that lays out the variety of tasks and action steps necessary in order to bring you the fulfillment you need in your new life.
How are you going to help change the lives of others by sharing the gift of how you view the world?