Using the word, “champion,” might bring to mind a sports figure running for the winning touchdown, slugging the extra inning home run or firing in the 30 foot jumper at the buzzer. Some people might picture an individual or team hoisting a trophy, presenting a sign of victory or sharing a significant symbol of the sport to signify triumph on their chosen “field of battle.”
However a person designates their picture of success, the common thread always seems to be the level of play of those participating. In other words, the champion usually stands as the best in their field, or at least on a given day! This comparison may transcend to any other field of study, hobby, body of knowledge or personal or group undertaking that may strike the fancy of people anywhere in the world.
Although formidable for those inclined, skilled and trained in a given category to be the best in their arena, it could prove daunting for others who are inhibited or lack self-confidence. These circumstances start to show in early childhood when a lack of encouragement or a poor support system may keep a child from becoming resilient when faced with challenges or defeat. Without adult interaction, coaching and mentoring, our young people may falter and stop attempting something they enjoy because of the disappointment and shame.
After entering adulthood, many people follow this pattern and limit themselves from adopting new knowledge, skills and abilities. Early on, we are well-equipped with attributes handed down from our parents and ancestors. In order to fully develop, we need love, discipline, consistency and support. We need to know that it’s ok to take chances and make mistakes. We should be encouraged to try new things, work diligently to improve ourselves and not to be complacent with our lives.
Never Stop Believing
Most of us have heard that “everyone is good at something.” We usually fall into some category where we excel; work, sporting event, musical talent, foreign language and so on. Possibly, we have a desire to improve ourselves, learn something new or revisit an activity once enjoyed but forego the challenge due to personal roadblocks. These roadblocks take the form of fear, ambivalence, lack of confidence or other such bumps in the road. Feeling that most people have an internal desire to realize personal success, one might surmise some type of self-sabotage is happening.
Enter the “Internal PC” (Personal Champion). The “Internal PC” is the deep-seated desire within all of us to emerge victorious within our particular area of interest. This is more about personal change and accomplishment then being the best at something, although it has everything to do with being the best we can personally be. Sometimes that means nothing more than simply being involved. It might mean doing something to prove to yourself that you can do it, maybe to conquer a stigma or fear. Whatever the reason, you do it with focus, enthusiasm and abandon. Discovering your “Internal PC” may mean uncovering a desire for multiple subjects or areas of interest, but your goal is always to highlight a personal victory, regardless of the shape it takes.
Discovering your “Internal PC” will raise confidence, reduce fear and increase your sense of worth. This discovery becomes a personal championship that will continue to eliminate roadblocks in your life and open doors to future success. Once you truly discover your “Internal PC,” you will build and maintain confidence to assert yourself in any endeavor you choose. Having the self-assurance to uncover the possibilities in your life will lead you to your true passion, the fire that will burn the brightest. Discover your “Internal PC” and you will then “Find Your Fire!”
With that, friends, I’ll leave you with this;
You’ve got to SEE positive to BE positive!
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