I don’t know if you saw the documentary about Usain Bolt the other night on BBC1?
ha - so much for that story.
No, there’s more than that.
Today is the day after Señor Bolt’s last 100m race, ever.
World Champs are on, and since I’m writing this early we don’t know if he will go out on top like he’s done for so long,
Or not quite make the great finish he wants.
His form this season hasn’t been world beating …
But I hope he gets that gold, that would make a nice fairy tale ending, wouldn’t it?
The reason I talk about him - and I am excited about watching the documentary is this:
He has a unique mixture of showy “I’m the greatest” without ever coming across as arrogant.
I saw a preview of the documentary,
The interviewer was rightly saying if anyone else did what he did, they would get slammed as being up themselves.
When Usain does his thing, the world laps it up and wants more.
That is fascinating to me, as well as the whole area of confidence and doubt and all that.
I’ve experienced the whole range from being completely arrogant to feeling like I am the lowest of the low, completely useless.
I know arrogance is awful, because it’s just low self-esteem in disguise.
It’s true what they say about the greatest people being willing to be the stupidest person in the room.
But that takes a lot of courage to step into a situation and show everyone that you don’t know.
I know I’ve simply not done things because I didn’t want to appear as the slow one.
Not asked the questions that were burning in my head,
Not asked for help,
Sometimes simply stayed at home - even though I really wanted to get better at that thing.
Do you know that?
Being willing to put that self-doubt and image to one side and get a little uncomfortable is a magic thing.
In any sphere of life you can’t move forward without doing it.
I know it’s not easy, but you know what?
Being a teacher of some things, I LOVE it when people ask questions.
Simply because it makes my job so much easier.
I’ve learnt that I need to anticipate what people’s questions will be -
So I can help the shy ones.
However, it’s not so easy being a mind reader!
If you can jump up, it makes both our lives super simple.
Ascension meditation wise - the same thing occurs.
The same thing stops people showing up.
They really want to do it, but they’re nervous about it all.
They really want to ask a question, but don't want to seem stupid.
And rightly so - I still remember those teachers that slammed me in front of everyone at school.
Decades later and I still remember that!
That’s why I love our Ascension community.
It has so much support, you feel super comfortable, super quick.
It’s full of people who aren’t interested in pretending to be someone,
Or full of arrogance and bravado,
Just truly genuine, fun people wanting an end to stress, struggle and negativity,
And to step into what it’s like to be truly Alive,
All the time.
If you’d like to join us, you’d be so welcome.
Because it’s free to repeat the First Sphere course as many times as you like, you’ll meet them.
And if you are shy, no worries because they’ll probably ask the questions -
Or help you out themselves, if you get chatting.
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I look at bubba - all 5 months of her,
And there’s zero self-doubt
It doesn’t exist.
She hasn’t learned it yet.
If you’ve learned it?
It can be unlearned.