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An open letter to the person who is
full of potential, yet scared to take
action that res...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Dear Potential Person of
Great Influence…
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I know that you were
just about to commit
to a brave and
adventurous
journey, but fear ha...
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I know you’re even
concerned about
making it through the
journey in one
piece, and are wo...
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Well, please take a breath and
allow yourself to relax.
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You can easily go back to
how things were and the
original future you were
aiming for.
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All you have to do is just
say the word, and the
fear you are experiencing
about the big ...
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Having spent many hours
thinking about you and
listening to you talk about your
goals, ho...
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You might find some of them
challenging, yet I ask them
sincerely, because I think you
mi...
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After all, who else is prepared to
ask you direct, poignant, and
important diagnostic que...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Can I ask, now that you’ve decided you don’t want to
move forward toward your goals, hope...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
And now that you’ve slept
on it, and you’ve had
more time to think things
through, are yo...
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Have you reconciled
the difference between
your current life and
the new adventure you
we...
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Are you sure it makes
logical sense for you
to just do what you
were already doing?
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I did listen intently to you when you said that
you’d been inspired, that you didn’t want...
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…when you said that, did you mean it?
Was is true?
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Do you recall that I
warned you about the
need for long term
commitment, the need
for per...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
…all the things that are
required of you if you
want to be become the
person you need to
...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Do you mind me asking if
you’re comfortable using
your past experiences to
justify why yo...
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Are you sure that when you’re
old and someone asks you why
you never gave it your best
sh...
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I want you to be reassured that
in all of this your choice is
sacred, and it’s not for an...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
My only question to you
would be, are you sure
that your current plan is
better or more s...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Because if the current plan is BETTER and it is
more SECURE then I would ABSOLUTELY advis...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
I do understand why you’re
concerned. There is risk in
growth, expansion and new
experien...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Any story worth telling has an
unlikely hero in it who
experienced the hazards of
being g...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
You see, the reason I understand this is that I’ve
been there … and so have all the other...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
In fact, because we’ve chosen the path of
adventure, not only do we understand your
curre...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Speaking to you from the other side of
adventure, I can honestly report that things
haven...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
I guess that when those of us on this side of
adventure look back, we now remember that
b...
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In fact, looking back, part of the reason we were
compelled to start our adventure was be...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
We wanted to be in a
better position to deal
with things when they
didn’t work out, we
wa...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
But you’re not me, and I’m not you. And if you
truly believe that your current plan is ad...
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If you’ve reconciled that you’re already living the
dream, then why would you change?
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Put these new aspirations out of your mind and
stop dreaming about a different future bec...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
You see, maybe your
reason for staying
the same is exactly
the same reason I
couldn’t sta...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Lastly, I understand you fear of
failing, and the risk of losing
what you’ve already got.
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
And I guess that if this is such a great approach
to life then you could identify a list ...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
Could these
people be our
role
models, leaders
and hero’s?
Are they yours?
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Yes, I guess it is
possible that these
sorts of people could
be our inspiration and
hope ...
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I am living my dream and I will
always do everything in my
power, with every ounce of
eff...
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… because my
personal dream is the
opposite of not taking
action because of
fear.
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It’s the opposite of
ignoring the
adventure. It’s the
opposite of squandering
possibility...
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I’m here for a reason … and
I chose to be here … I am
here as a force for positive
change...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
And so as I continue to go forward, living my
dream and helping other on their adventure,...
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
If living your dream
isn’t what you
want, then you should
not do it.
http://influencefaculty.com/blog
TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE VISIT
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  1. 1. http://influencefaculty.com/blog An open letter to the person who is full of potential, yet scared to take action that results in change
  2. 2. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Dear Potential Person of Great Influence…
  3. 3. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I know that you were just about to commit to a brave and adventurous journey, but fear has crept in and now you’re concerned about what it’s going to cost you to make that journey.
  4. 4. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I know you’re even concerned about making it through the journey in one piece, and are worried you might get lost on your way.
  5. 5. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Well, please take a breath and allow yourself to relax.
  6. 6. http://influencefaculty.com/blog You can easily go back to how things were and the original future you were aiming for.
  7. 7. http://influencefaculty.com/blog All you have to do is just say the word, and the fear you are experiencing about the big and exciting future you were aiming for, will stop.
  8. 8. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Having spent many hours thinking about you and listening to you talk about your goals, hopes and dreams, I am interested in your response to the following questions.
  9. 9. http://influencefaculty.com/blog You might find some of them challenging, yet I ask them sincerely, because I think you might benefit from answering them.
  10. 10. http://influencefaculty.com/blog After all, who else is prepared to ask you direct, poignant, and important diagnostic questions these days?
  11. 11. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Can I ask, now that you’ve decided you don’t want to move forward toward your goals, hopes and dreams, are you any more certain about your future, or are you still left hoping it will turn out the way you want it to?
  12. 12. http://influencefaculty.com/blog And now that you’ve slept on it, and you’ve had more time to think things through, are you truly happy with your pre- existing plan?
  13. 13. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Have you reconciled the difference between your current life and the new adventure you were about to take?
  14. 14. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Are you sure it makes logical sense for you to just do what you were already doing?
  15. 15. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I did listen intently to you when you said that you’d been inspired, that you didn’t want to accept life just as it is, and that you wanted to make a difference, be a leader, and dreamed of helping people all over the world …
  16. 16. http://influencefaculty.com/blog …when you said that, did you mean it? Was is true?
  17. 17. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Do you recall that I warned you about the need for long term commitment, the need for persistence, hard work and being prepared to learn new skills …
  18. 18. http://influencefaculty.com/blog …all the things that are required of you if you want to be become the person you need to be, and achieve greater results than you’re currently achieving?
  19. 19. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Do you mind me asking if you’re comfortable using your past experiences to justify why you shouldn’t now follow your dreams to get a different outcome than you’re currently destined for?
  20. 20. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Are you sure that when you’re old and someone asks you why you never gave it your best shot, that you’ll be able to proudly say that your early experiences meant that you couldn’t have created a different future?
  21. 21. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I want you to be reassured that in all of this your choice is sacred, and it’s not for anyone to stand in the way of your decision to stay the same.
  22. 22. http://influencefaculty.com/blog My only question to you would be, are you sure that your current plan is better or more secure than the adventure you were so looking forward to?
  23. 23. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Because if the current plan is BETTER and it is more SECURE then I would ABSOLUTELY advise you to stay doing what you were doing and put the adventure and the dream out of your mind.
  24. 24. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I do understand why you’re concerned. There is risk in growth, expansion and new experiences.
  25. 25. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Any story worth telling has an unlikely hero in it who experienced the hazards of being great.
  26. 26. http://influencefaculty.com/blog You see, the reason I understand this is that I’ve been there … and so have all the others who have chosen the ‘Life Adventure’.
  27. 27. http://influencefaculty.com/blog In fact, because we’ve chosen the path of adventure, not only do we understand your current fear of starting, we have also experienced the fear of the actual journey and the real hazards.
  28. 28. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Speaking to you from the other side of adventure, I can honestly report that things haven’t always gone according to plan and I’ve had to live with a new level of uncertainty that hasn’t always been comfortable.
  29. 29. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I guess that when those of us on this side of adventure look back, we now remember that before we started our adventure, things often didn’t go according to plan anyway. We know that before we started, we were already uncertain of our future.
  30. 30. http://influencefaculty.com/blog In fact, looking back, part of the reason we were compelled to start our adventure was because things didn’t always go to plan and we were uncertain and fearful.
  31. 31. http://influencefaculty.com/blog We wanted to be in a better position to deal with things when they didn’t work out, we wanted to increase our certainty, and we wanted to conquer our fear.
  32. 32. http://influencefaculty.com/blog But you’re not me, and I’m not you. And if you truly believe that your current plan is adequate to serve your needs, and fulfill your entire life, then I strongly suggest that you don’t change a thing.
  33. 33. http://influencefaculty.com/blog If you’ve reconciled that you’re already living the dream, then why would you change?
  34. 34. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Put these new aspirations out of your mind and stop dreaming about a different future because you’ve determined that the present you already have is definitely worth staying for.
  35. 35. http://influencefaculty.com/blog You see, maybe your reason for staying the same is exactly the same reason I couldn’t stay the same?
  36. 36. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Lastly, I understand you fear of failing, and the risk of losing what you’ve already got.
  37. 37. http://influencefaculty.com/blog And I guess that if this is such a great approach to life then you could identify a list of people you really look up to and admire and who passionately adopt this approach?
  38. 38. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Could these people be our role models, leaders and hero’s? Are they yours?
  39. 39. http://influencefaculty.com/blog Yes, I guess it is possible that these sorts of people could be our inspiration and hope … yet I find the thought of that unacceptable.
  40. 40. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I am living my dream and I will always do everything in my power, with every ounce of effort, energy, gusto, and determination to fight for that dream …
  41. 41. http://influencefaculty.com/blog … because my personal dream is the opposite of not taking action because of fear.
  42. 42. http://influencefaculty.com/blog It’s the opposite of ignoring the adventure. It’s the opposite of squandering possibility, and it’s the opposite of living a life of unrealized potential.
  43. 43. http://influencefaculty.com/blog I’m here for a reason … and I chose to be here … I am here as a force for positive change to help people maximize their influence, but only if they want, and ask, for my help.
  44. 44. http://influencefaculty.com/blog And so as I continue to go forward, living my dream and helping other on their adventure, I will leave you with a final thought.
  45. 45. http://influencefaculty.com/blog If living your dream isn’t what you want, then you should not do it.
  46. 46. http://influencefaculty.com/blog TO LEARN MORE, PLEASE VISIT http://influencefaculty.com/
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