Which voice will you listen to?by Holly Lanesmith
I’ve been reminiscing a little bit today… I’ve been thinking back over the years and just observing my own journey, now in retrospect.
I’m definitely still on this journey and will be until the day I die. Yet, I think it’s always good to take some time to reflect on how far I’ve come and to take a moment to celebrate.
As I write this, sitting in my estate home in Jupiter, Florida, I reflect back on the days when one of my good friends and I would drive to wealthy neighborhoods, all for the purpose of dream building and vision casting.
We would drive up to a house, park at the end of the driveway, and quickly run out of the car. We’d then go up the driveway and all the way to the front step of the house.
One of us would stand right at the bottom of the steps, and the other would stand with our hand on the doorknob as if we owned the place. Then, we’d snap a picture and run off before anyone could catch us.
We would do this over and over again!
But the process was twofold. At that stage of my life, I was stepping into new territory in my dream building.
And I’ll be honest – there was a big part of me that wasn’t convinced that I would really make it –that I would ever get to a place where I could own a house like that.
I remember another occasion where I was invited to a private home for a Christmas party. These were people that lived in a wealthier part of the city.
As I drove my beat-up Hyundai (with a broken muffler), up to the front entrance, sounding like a motorcycle roaring in, I looked around at all of the beautiful luxury cars in the driveway. And I just remember feeling like a total fraud, like I didn’t belong there.
...Like I hadn’t earned the right to be in the company of these people who had obviously "made it."
That voice of self-judgment creeps up on us so quickly and so easily, doesn’t it?
But you know, there is another part of me that did believe in my potential, that had enough faith to keep going; to keep pursuing my dream and to keep jumping out of cars and in front of front doors to cast my vision of what I wanted my future home to look like...
You see, you have within you both the voice of fear and the voice of belief; the voice of doubt and the voice of faith.
So, the question you have to ask yourself is this: What part of you are you going to feed? What part of you are you going to nurture and cultivate?
For most of us, our programmed default is to err on the side of doubt and fear. But the beautiful thing about humankind is that we’ve each been given the ability to choose.
We don’t have to live the way we were originally programmed to as young children, up to the point where we are now in our lives.
At any given point, you can choose to turn the switch on the radio and to tune into a different station.
So, which voice are you going to listen to? Are you going to hold onto the belief within you and keep watering it, providing it with the nutrients it needs to grow? Or are you going to allow the voices of fear and doubt to squelch it, as they grow over it like weeds in a garden?
I didn’t get here by accident. It wasn’t luck that I was able to create what I’ve created in my life.
And I don’t say that to boast, but I say that to share with you this fact: the process I followed was a lawful process that works for anyone that will follow it.
I teach all about this in the various studies, courses, and programs that I provide.
There’s a process and a system for you to follow to get from where you are right now to where you want to be.
Will you trust yourself enough to step out, to take action, even in the face of fear? And will you hold strong to your belief and faith that you deserve all that you desire in your life, that you’re worthy of it, and that you were created to enjoy the abundance and prosperity of this world?