Could you do this?

Most of my friends know that my favourite movie is one called “Facing the Giants”.  It is an inspirational movie about a high school football team and their coach who, after developing a belief in their ability to succeed, turn from a losing team into a winning team.  I’m not a huge football fan but this movie does it to me every time I watch it.  Bring on the hankies…I’ll soak a dozen of them.  It never fails to leave me feeling as though I can conquer the world.

There is one scene in the movie that I find particularly motivational.  It never fails to make me wonder…am I really doing my best?  Watch this clip and see what you think…

Facing the Giants Video Clip

I strongly believe that we are all capable of doing much more than we ever imagine is possible.  Like Brock, we all have a hidden source of wisdom, strength, and courage that we never tap into until we are encouraged to do so.  We all have talents and gifts that we keep hidden from the world for various reasons, whether it be for fear of failure, rejection or ridicule, or because we just don’t think that what we have to offer has value.  But staying within our comfort zone and keeping these things hidden is doing a great disservice not only to the world, but also to ourselves.  We are missing  out on experiencing deeper relationships with our family, friends and loved ones, financial and personal success, and opportunities because we are scared to be our best.  Others miss out in knowing the true awesomeness that is you.  And that is a real shame.

My challenge to you this week is to tap into those hidden places within you and stretch your limits.  Is there something you have always wanted to do but haven’t because you didn’t think you had the skill, courage or strength to do it?  If there is, go out and do it.  It you feel that you need a bit of support and encouragement, bring a friend or mentor along with you.  I love being a coach because it is always a thrill to see the people I work with accomplish things they never thought possible.  With each new success, each limit broken, they grow – not just metaphorically but physically it seems.  They stand taller, walk more confidently, and they positively glow.  And every time they succeed it acts as an incentive for me to grow as well, to go out and test my own limits.  So, what will your challenge be this week?  Do it and let me know how it goes.  I’d love to hear from you!