Over a year ago, I was speaking to a friend named Wain, and we had been talking about what we were working on at that stage in our life. I believe he was working on a few videos and I could have been putting a book together.
Thus, when I said that I’d soon be releasing the book, he wasn’t happy to just give me positive feedback and then to move on; he wanted to see what was going on for me.
A Big Difference
I was amazed by this as I was used to people giving me positive feedback when I spoke about something like this. However, Wain, on the other hand, isn’t someone who has the tendency to say things that a lot of other folks say.
After he said, “how do you see yourself?” I thought about what he said and it became clear that I didn’t have an empowering view of myself.
An Important Question
To put it differently, I had been so focused on what I wanted to achieve that it caused me to be unaware of why I wanted to attain it. Ultimately, looking into how I saw myself was a way to get in contact with my self-image.
Within this context, the quality of the work that I made was just a part of it; another part was seeing myself as somebody who produced quality work.
A Big Effect
How I saw myself would have an effect on how I presented my work, what I did with it and even the energy which was behind it. Therefore, if this portion of the equation was not right, I’d only have the ability to get up to now.
Part of me could be on board, but another part of me wouldn’t be going in exactly the same direction. What I came to see was that every part of me wasn’t going in the same direction; I was sabotaging myself.
Shinning the Light
After being asked this question by Wain, I could have ended up becoming defensive. The trouble is that if this had happened, it would have stopped me from having the ability to reflect on what he asked me.
As a consequence of this, my thoughts would have been closed and it would not have been possible for me to grow. I knew that he was coming from the right place and I was open-minded, so fortunately this did not happen.
This is just one of the strongest questions that Wain has asked me over the years; his mind is like a guided missile. The difference is that he’s not interested in destroying buildings; he’s interested in destroying false beliefs and outlooks.