Looking back over my life, remembering various leaders, teachers and coaches I’ve worked with, I think about which one could be the “one” who has had the most influence on me. Many of us long to find a teacher, mentor or guru. We may feel unsure of how to proceed on our life’s journey without one, or we may long for someone who has attained a higher level of insight to lead the way for us. The good news is that the greatest teacher you could ever want is always with you—that is your life.
Life is a classroom. When we are open to receiving wisdom from the people and situations we encounter every day, let’s recognize how much they teach us when we are open to receiving their wisdom. How about the lessons we learn about the things we don’t want to do. Situations that occur in our lives, from the smallest and most insignificant to the largest and most important, have the ability to teach us exactly what we need to learn at any given time. A friend and associate of mine came up with what we call the “6 C’s”. Commitment, Conviction, Consistency, Courage, Confidence, and Connected. Pay close attention to these things as they occur in the classroom that is your life. Stop and think about each of these words and how they might guide your day-to-day lifestyle. Are you committed to whatever you are doing right now, today, tomorrow or even next year? Do you have conviction in your beliefs? Are you consistent with your actions and words? Do you have the courage and confidence to take the necessary action to accomplish your goals? Are you connected to your life and your path?
I’ve found that affirmations can help me to remember this perfect teacher each day with a few simple words. Affirmations are a powerful tool and when consistently utilized can make a huge difference in your mindset and therefore your life:
I acknowledge and honor the teacher that is my life.
I am wise enough to recognize the teachers and lessons that I encounter today.
I am open to the wisdom I receive.
I appreciate what life is teaching me today.
I trust my intuition on the nature of the lesson at hand.
Guess what - Your life has all the answers. Your life is a movie and the cool thing is; it is written only up until today. Visualize the end. You get to finish the movie however you choose. So, recognize that your thoughts lead to your feelings, which lead to your actions which create your results.
Start today on the completion of your movie.