I wrote this article in 2011... and by accident I stumbled on it again. there are 3500 articles on this blog... but there are no accidents. This distinction is a big missing for people...
I have been working on a new activator. I have tested it now with five testers. There is a new and exciting capacity in it, that I would like to share with you.
The activator is called "enough."
... as in being enough, having enough, doing enough. Smart enough, knowledgeable enough, pretty enough, well-spoken enough, etc. etc. etc.
Nowadays, if you are like me, you find yourself fragmented. You are not able to focus. Your attention is pulled by text messages, ads, news, internet, emails, cell phone... it's all over the place.
It is hard to know what's important. it is hard to know what one should do with themselves. It is hard to know what's worth doing and what isn't.
One of the other really widespread symptoms is that people are trying to be everything for everybody, please everybody.
It seems that unless you are exceptional, unless you are special, there is nothing for you in this new world, you can't be successful.
So people are striving to be special. They try to follow and know everything. They try to be everything, and while they are doing this, they feel overwhelmed, they feel insufficient, and spread themselves thin.
The other extreme is to give up and live a life of quiet desperation.
Some people, as if they were bi-polar, they alternate between the two states. An unbearable and wasteful way to live live.
What isn't taught by anyone I know, is that you don't need to be special. You don't need to overachieve. You don't need to know everything. You just need to be enough, do enough and have enough to get the job done.
What is the biggest difference between the "need to be special" state and the desirable "enough" state?
A world of difference.
- Your article doesn't need to win the Pulitzer prize, it just needs to answer some questions that your readers have.
- You don't have to become skinny, you just need to look good enough.
- Your workout doesn't have to be 2 hours in the gym every day, it needs to be enough so you are well, or whatever is the reason you work out.
- You don't have to clean all the rooms of your apartment, you can just do enough so the cockroaches don't move in and that it's decent to live in.
- You don't need to know all the answers: just connect and answer the question of the one person you are talking to.
- You don't need to make it perfect before you can start using it... whatever that it is.
One of the testers is a realtor. When I ask him, he is reluctant to call prospects. He says: "I don't know what to say. There is nothing special about me. And I don't know what value I am providing."
How about telling the guy that you are a realtor. And as a realtor your job is to bring a buyer to their property that is willing to pay a decent price... that's your service, isn't it? And just knowing that you will do enough to get that job done. That will make you mighty special. No smokes and mirrors... just enough to get the job done.
How do you know what's enough? Well, you don't know ahead of time. Enough will show itself as you go. So you need to jump in and trust that you will have enough, know enough, be enough, do enough. And then you do.
If the task is to finish reading a book, enough is what gets you to finish it. If the task is to write a sales letter, enough is what it takes to sell your stuff... no more, no less. And you don't know what's enough until you are in the middle of it. Then you can connect to Source and get the guidance to what more you need...
The enough activator gives you the capacity to trust yourself and go the extra mile. It gives you the confidence that you are enough and you can do enough to get the job done, and the trust that you can cross the bridge when you get there. That there will be a bridge there. Even if there is no bridge now...
The way to get everything you ever wanted is to be enough, do enough and have enough.
This activator enables you for that from the inside.