I accomplish my best work when I’m passionate about what I’m doing. I guess you call it being in flow.
I look at the world around me and people are pushin and pullin and elbowin and spankin and chasin and marathonin and yada yada yada.
It’s all so draining.
I look at my Hootsuite Twitter feed board and there’s a stream of people tweeting all kinds of stuff ya should do, gotta do, and stop doing.
These Twitter peeps are definitley not in the flow.
One of my favorite books is Paul Johnson’s biography of the late great Winston Churchill.
One of my fave lines from the book is when a 17 year old Johnson asked Mr. Churchill, aka Winnie, the secret to his success. Mr. Churchill replied:
“Conservation of energy. Never stand up when you can sit down. Never sit down when you can lie down” he replied.
Churchill achieved lots of success yet in an effortless way.
So, what was his secret sauce?
I don’t know for sure, though my gut tells me had conviction about what he wanted to achieve.
When you think of the word conviction, what comes to mind?
For me it says:
- In your bones
- Will not be denied
- Potent ideas
- Quiet strength
- A little Cra Cra
I could go on and on though I think you’re pickin up what I’m puttin down. (A little slang I learned from my daughter back in the day.)
You all know or have seen someone with conviction.
They’re that person who you know deep down without question will achieve their endgame.
As obstacles roll across their path, they laugh. Ha! They remain in flow no matter what is thrown at them.
These people will not be denied.
When I jumped into the coaching profession 11 years ago, I’ve never looked back. It’s who I am. It’s in my bones. I have a conviction who I want to become.
I hope you’re doing the same with your life.
Check this Chinese drummer girl as she plays to the song “Little Apple.” A tune that became an instant hit in Chinese culture.
Do you see and feel her conviction?
Are you having as much fun in your professional life?
The sooner you realize your true conviction, the sooner you’ll be in flow and be much happier.