(Psst…No, this is not a plug for Peter. He doesn't know I exist. It's a plug for how much I believe in you.)
Here is why I am sharing this with you today...
Four years ago I needed help.
Four years ago I was in over my head.
Four years ago I was drowning in my own pride.
Four years ago I needed to…
What did I do?
I didn't pick this book up thinking it would solve all my problems.
I didn't pick this book up trying to be Peter Arnell.
I didn't pick this book up because I had lots of free time to read.
I did pick this pick up because…
If I didn't start to learn from others, I'd stay stuck.
If I continued to believe I had all the answers, I'd stay stuck.
If I didn't change my attitude, I'd stay stuck.
And I have a bookshelf FULL of other books I read for the same reason. Some are "business" books. Some probably fall in that dreaded "self-help" category. Some are written from a Biblical perspective. And others are stories of great coaches, athletes and other high level achievers in their craft.
The point is simple.
If you are stuck,
you need a break from your own head.
You need to let some great words of wisdom, mentorship and advice in. The walls of your brain may need to be re-painted. It's time to take down grandma's favorite wallpaper, and let a re-design happen.
I'm not talking about taking every word someone else writes as absolute truth. I am talking about letting someone who can pick out a wall color better, challenge your's and my ability to do so.
I'm challenging you to step back from yourself long enough, to be better positioned to take the next steps you need to.
As a business owner, employee, dad, volunteer, pastor, mother, sister, or your brother's friend's second cousin twice removed…
YOU NEED TO.
What you are called to deserves to be challenged. If it's meant to be it'll stand up to it. If you are called to it, you'll learn something new along the way you can use to leverage your progress.
I'll end with this quote from SHIFT by Peter Arnell…
"…if you are embarking on a major personal change - whether your goal is to quit smoking, get more fit, or reinvent your approach to your work, life, and career - you need to hear a compliment when people tell you "You're crazy"…It means you're finding the inner focus you need to keep from wavering from the mission at hand. It means you are being you - clear, focused, concentrated and powerful."
What are you trying to change in your life today?
Part of Peter Arnell's journey is in the picture at the beginning of this bog post. Pretty awesome stuff!
Whatever it is…
You don't have to go it alone.
Grab a book. Actually, grab lots of them. Let them encourage, challenge and inspire you to SHIFT.
Go after your personal change
like it's an absolute must…
(*If this blog post is something that is helpful, please leave a comment below. A "yes", "yup"…or anything along those lines is great. If it is, I will bust open my bookshelf, and continue to share many of the books that've helped me over the past 4 years get to where I am. Who knows, maybe they'll encourage you too.)
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