Founder of Guidelight Psychology, Peter Doyle, recently had the opportunity to enjoy a magnificent twilight run for charity through the heart of New York in the downtown financial district of Manhattan. Much like the journey of life, the run started with a large group of people gathering after a day’s work, hoping to enjoy each other’s company & to step up for a worthwhile challenge together.
Many were not sure if they could run the full distance. Otherwise were vague about the course route. Some were unsettled that they might not be fully committed to the spirit of the event. For a large percentage of the crowd, what was planned as a fun event had actually triggered some deeper fears/vulnerabilities.
The patterns of our life will mirror the patterns of our mind. Peter felt grateful and appreciative to have both the time and opportunity to have traveled to the USA. It was also a kind privilege to have been included as a guest member of the New York University Heart Research Team participating in this charity run event. For him, it was a dream come true to be in the Big Apple for the very first time. Supported by a mindset of gratitude, appreciation, joy and confident excitement, the run through the streets of this iconic city flowed like magic, the collective energy of 50,000 participants became an inspiration and a beaming smile based on a joyful mindset led to Peter standing out in the crowd.
In our professional work role, as we respectfully coach our clients in the art of Leadership & Positive Psychology practices, this simple story above is an excellent reminder of how personal power & transformation unfolds. This basic truth is that as you positively change the habit of how you think; moving away from limiting fears conditioned by others into our minds, and instead move into the habits of love, trust and appreciation for the energy that is always around to support us…. so too will you start to stand out from the crowd. Leadership is a function of cultivating a more open heart and believing in your personal power. Leadership does not require a formal title or status. It is a personal choice to be all that you can be, every day. Our Leadership Circles are one excellent way to support your journey to stand out as your true self!