Consciously Create Your Life – Jack Delosa
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We live in a world where most people are in a hypnosis of disempowerment.
They’re living unconsciously. They’re drifting through life.
They don’t understand that they are the one creating their life, whether they’re conscious of it or not.
So when I say it’s important to consciously create your life, I mean it’s really important that each individual wake up to the fact that everything that happens in your life is your responsibility.
And I’ve head my brother die as a result of drug use, I’ve had parents separate, I’ve head relationships end, I’ve had, you know, commercial near death experiences, in business I’ve been through an incredibly challenging period… So I don’t say that from a position of privilege or a position of somebody that’s coming from an easy background.
What I say is when you take responsibility for who you are, when you take responsibility for who you’re becoming, when you take responsibility for the life and the business that you want to create… the impact that you want to make, the contribution that you want to have, and you map out who do I want to become, what do I want to do, then you start consciously creating who you are, rather than unconsciously sleepwalking through life.
When the voice inside your head is louder than the voices outside of your head, that’s where you begin to master your life.
It’s really important you don’t buy into all the cultural paradigms and messages that we bombarded with each and every day. Get really centred in yourself create who you are create who you want to become and live your life unwaveringly in line with that.
You’ve got to be willing to dream. You’ve got to be willing to have big visions.
You’ve got to be willing to not be influenced by other people’s rules and other people’s limitations and other people’s expectations.
Typically, entrepreneurs and anyone walking a non traditional path are very independent thinkers, we’re less susceptible to public opinion, we’re less susceptible to the status quo.
So, I think no.1 is: Have big visions. No.2 would be Be an independent thinker. Meaning think for yourself. It’s not saying you don’t learn from others and be guided by others and engage your mentors, because you need to do that, absolutely. But you need to be the captain of your own ship.
And then, no.3 is Resilience. You absolutely need to have think skin. You absolutely need to be determined.
One friend of mine, a guy called Peter Davison, he was the seed funder in PayPal, he was the first investor into PayPal. He came in, he invested in PayPal at $500,000, they went on to exit to eBay 1.5 billion.
I remember I asked Peter one day what the no.1 characteristic of an entrepreneur? And he said: ‘Delusion’.
You need to have an unwavering knowing that you will create what you want to create.
That’s not to say you won’t change. That’s not to say you won’t evolve. That’s not to say that you won’t be flexible, but you need to be delusional in your belief around your ability to make it happen even when all the evidence is against you.
Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can’t, either way you are right. – Henry Ford
It’s so true.
I think people hugely underestimate and under appreciate what human beings are capable of when you have absolute conviction.
So it’s so important that as you go on this journey you place equal if not more emphasis on your own personal journey, your own personal growth, your own personal fulfillment, as you do at the attainment of your goals.
I think that for any entrepreneur, or any individual pursuing a non traditional path, there are so many setbacks along the way, there are so many reasons to give up, there are so many challenges and the game is won and lost between your head.. And I think that in order to sustain and have longevity particularly on a non traditional path, you need to be incredibly determined and often you need to have a pretty high threshold for pain.