The Sunday Mail
Milton Kamwendo Hunt for Greatness
WHAT is stopping you? Who is stopping you? What barrier stands between you and your greatness? What could you do if you knew you could not fail?
You are destined for greatness and that is your birthright, unless you convince yourself otherwise. Whatever you believe you become.
Believe in your greatness-destiny and you have just taken the first step towards positive change.
Whatever you believe has a strong magnetic pull on you. Negative beliefs pull you down and out. Beliefs give you revelation.
Negative beliefs make you see how much of a victim you are and how many things are conspiring against your success. You are not held back by anyone, or anything. It is likely the strong mental chains of negativity that may be haunting you. You are unlimited and unstoppable.
What you call impossible is just an opinion but never a fact. You are greatness in motion. Inside you there is greatness that cannot be held back and manifestations beyond your wildest dreams.
So dare to dream big.
There is no barrier that you cannot break and no limit that can stand its ground forever. There is no problem that you cannot overcome and no challenge that can withstand your relentless faith and action.
Nothing is so far out of reach that you cannot reach for it. Reach for greatness because you too can be great.
Where you are now is just a step, but there remains more steps and possibilities. What you have experienced to date could just be a small step and milestone. Never confuse departure and arrival. It is not that you aim high and miss, but that you succumb to small dreams, aim low and land easily.
Raise the roof and extend your horizon.
There may just be one problem though: you may likely not feel powerful, competent or able. The challenges that you face always look bigger, feel stronger and appear insurmountable.
You are not alone; you have company among the complainers, disaffected and sceptics. Do not let that deter you from sticking out.
There is no mountain that is so high that it cannot be scaled. Your goals are achievable. There is no place that is so far that it cannot be reached. You can do great things. There is no animal that is so wild that it cannot be tamed and trained. No challenge is so wild that you cannot tame it. There is no goal that is so big that it cannot be achieved.
People are reaching great goals and creating miracles daily.
Do not let what things look like today scare you. This too shall pass. Do not let the way things look now threaten you to abandon your dreams and stop believing. The thoughts you think determine what you pursue.
Whatever stands between you and your next station is a mere stepping stone. Do not give up or despair.
Where you are today is not where you will always be. You will have the last laugh. What is impossible today will not always be so.
Keep growing and developing.
I recently had a visit from a relative who started recounting his tragedies in life with the sworn conclusion that he is cursed and everything that he does ultimately fails.
He had stories to back up his beliefs. He had tangible evidence to support his claims. He is on countless trips looking for help and solutions.
He does not realise that he is carrying the problem in his head. The chief culprit is his belief systems. So it is with you and me. Whatever you believe gets a strong hold on your mind and life.
If you believe you cannot do something, you start seeing all the evidence to confirm this. The first step to change is to be aware of your belief systems.
You cannot go towards greatness when you believe that you are chained to some stump. Rid your mind of all the disempowering toxic beliefs.
A disempowering belief is one that robs you of your energy, momentum and creativity. It makes you tired, hopeless and feel uninspired.
Disempowering beliefs make excuses attractive and enticing. Disempowering beliefs are chains of the mind and roots of failure. They cut off the fuel of inspiration and motivation. They make you cynical and sceptical.
To march towards greatness you need all the energy you can muster. Greatness feeds on motivation and inspiration. When you change what you believe, you change what you do and see.
In your head you carry a key that can open all the doors that you are knocking today.
Writing clarifies your thinking and mind.
Instead of dwelling on what you do not want and what you want to avoid, focus on what you want. Positive focus leads to positive outcomes.
Change your orientation from negative to positive, from impossible to possible. Change your scripting from what you do not want to what you want.
Take a blank sheet of paper and write out what you want to be, do or have. Take a few focused moments and just cut out all the noise.
Once you have done this choose six key things that will make you excited and passionate if you were to achieve them. Focus on these and then take the next crucial step of building the plumbing of beliefs to help channel your energy to your desired outcomes.
Write out what you will have to believe in order for you achieve these goals. Write these “intended” beliefs in the present tense as though you have already achieved what you desire.
Perhaps your list may have four to six beliefs that you have to really, really, really have in order to succeed.
Now take these and read them several times daily. Write these out in your journal. Read them every morning and evening.
Preferably read these new beliefs before you eat any meal.
Turn these into short positive statements that you verbalise often throughout the day. This is work! You are reprogramming yourself for greatness.
If you catch yourself thinking of how hard and impossible things are, quickly replace this thought with your new beliefs.
You cannot have your mind immersed in negativity and your energy pumping. Rebel against the negative scripting.
This is not something you do for one week, keep at it for months.
To strengthen your new beliefs find new references.
Seek out stories that help you strengthen the thought that you also can do great things. Read books of people that have done great things. You become like whatever you celebrate.
Instead of looking for news to confirm how people fail, look for stories to back up how people succeed. When you meet someone who is successful, go up to them, greet them and introduce yourself to them. Celebrate success and greatness.
As you back up your beliefs, you start to see the clouds of despair clearing away. Greatness is possible for you.
The highway to greatness is so great and so wide that you cannot get lost or lose fascination. There are so many possibilities and opportunities. If you are seeing none, it is because you are looking in the wrong places.
When you start being greatness-conscious, you start seeing greatness everywhere. When you start seeing greatness everywhere, you start moving towards it and seeing that you too have been invited to the party.
Go for greatness.
Milton Kamwendo is a leading international transformational and motivational speaker, author and coach. He is a cutting strategy, innovation, team-building and leadership facilitator. Feedback: [email protected], Twitter @MiltonKamwendo and WhatsApp +263772422634