As a coach, one of the critical skills that I am always looking to develop within myself and others is called the activation of awesome. It means that you have the ability to tap into and activate the latent forces of potential that are within you.
We all have heard of stories of people who have created or engaged in superhuman feats. Recently, I heard a story about a guy who saw a cyclist pinned underneath a car, and he was able to lift a 3000 pound car off of this cyclist and save his life. Now, he obviously had the potential to do that. But under normal circumstances, he wouldn’t have been able to lift the car.
Unfortunately, most of us only experience the full activation of our awesome, the full access to our latent forces, under extreme stress and fear. But what if I told you that you can activate these forces under a place of faith and positivity?
Let me walk you through a quick exercise to show you that you can activate these forces right now. Find a quiet place and put both hands on your heart. Close your eyes and take a second to breathe deeply into your heart. Feel the strength and power of your heart and center yourself in the here and now.
Now, imagine a person that you have deep love and gratitude for. Picture them and see them. I want you to sit here and wish this person lifelong happiness. Push lifelong happiness from your heart into the heart of this person. See it, feel it, and notice the second it touches their heart. Experience that deep sense of gratitude and joy for them to be happy and get everything they would ever want out of this life. See it, feel it, experience it.
Breathe deep into your heart and then open your eyes. That was a quick 32-second exercise, and I bet you felt a lift in your energy. You started to activate your latent forces.
No matter where you are, no matter who you are, you have forces that can be activated inside of you that will allow you to be the best version of yourself. Developing this skill will set you free. You don’t need to be in a life or death situation to activate your awesome. All you need is a little faith, positivity, and practice.
So, take a moment and activate your awesome. You never know what amazing feats you can accomplish.