I have always admired people who have found success in their lives through hard work and sacrifice. I have looked at them and looked at their efforts and admired their shear tenacity to push through the obstacles. I have looked up to them in order to gain wisdom and understanding. Most of all, though, I have wanted to understand how to make myself into the right version of me.
When I think about who I am supposed to be, I realize that worldly success is the secondary component, not the primary component of who I was meant to be. Just like with the most successful people that I know, it wasn't the money that they pursued. It was the chance to make a difference, to change something, to enhance this world that we live in. I was created in the image of my Creator. I was created to love and to be loved. I was created to accept people as who they are, where they are, the way that they are right now. I was not called to change them, but to be the best version of me so that they can become their best version as well. I cannot hold grievances against another person and still operate in love. The two are mutually exclusive. Grievances destroy connection to the Spirit. They keep us from being who we are supposed to be.
In order to be made into the image of the Creator, which is how I was designed, I have to let go of hate and fear and anger. I have the make myself whole and reclaim my connection with the Creator. It really isn't about adding to myself in order to be self-made. The truth is that I was already made into who I was supposed to be. I simply have to make myself strip away the inessentials, like a sculptor revealing the beauty beneath the stone. That ideal me was always there, it has simply been hidden.
Today, I choose to let go of all anger and ego and mistrust. I choose to trust that what is best will happen, even if I am not in control of that. I will let go of separation so that the best version of me can be revealed. I am a self-made man. I can choose to hold onto the things that hide my potential or I can choose to let go of them and allow that potential to be revealed. Today, I let go!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Fellow Potential Holder
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.