In Oren Klaff's book, Pitch Anything, he talks about being able to sell ideas to others based on controlling the frame in which they view the idea. He constructs a mental image of the context of the idea and then pulls the other person into that frame in order to control the way in which they compare the idea. The concept of frameworks of thought can be applied to anything that we think about. It can be applied to our view of ourselves. It can be applied to the way that we look at our jobs. It can even be applied to the way in which we see and interpret the world around us.
Our self-definition, or our personal frame, determines the way that we filter the events and conditions of our lives. When our self-definition includes being filled with joy and peace and light, then we see the opportunities around us to share those things. When our self-definition includes being angry and taken advantage of, then those opportunities to live into that frame will exist as well. It is up to us to sell our minds on the life that we desire. Too many people have sold themselves on living a life of lack, of sickness, of despair, of unhappiness. Too many people look at their lives and think, "I deserve to be treated poorly because... (fill in the blank)." When you believe that you deserve bad, then bad will find you. When you believe that you were created for greatness, then greatness will find you. The choice that you make is just that... a choice. You are determining what your life will be.
You and I were both created with light and joy and peace inside of us. We were created on purpose. We were not and are not accidents. We are not random chance. We are the result of decisions. I am exactly as God intended. I was created to spread light and joy and peace to others. I was not created to change others. Rather, I was created to be the full expression of me. If others decided to follow, that is a choice that they make. If others decide to be the fullest expression of themselves, that is also a choice that they make. The creative power is inside each of us. To live in creativity isn't necessarily to paint or write or dance, unless those are the things that require expression from you. To live in creativity is to be fully you and to share your gifts with the world to make it a better, happier, more peaceful, and more loving place for all of us to be. What is the frame of reality that you will choose today? What is the frame that will guide your life?
You were created to be you! You were created to live without reservation and to make this world brighter, lighter, and more peaceful!
Go be you today!
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.