Be Your Own Fairy Godmother
Do you believe in magic? In fairy godmothers? In Santa Claus? In Miracles? Probably not. Most adults do not. But there is an entity that contains more magic than all of these things, an entity that actually exists. That entity, believe it or not, is you!
That is correct. You have the power and capabilities to make things happen that are far better than anything Santa Claus or a Fairy Godmother could bring you. After all, these characters have traditionally been called upon to bring people stupendous gifts of material worth. But why invest so much time and effort in to believing in someone or something outside of yourself, when the real magic lies in you? After all, you know yourself better than anyone, don’t you?
The fact is that you can give yourself “gifts” that no one else in the world can give you. I am talking here about the non-material gifts, the truly magical ones that make for an extraordinary life. Some of these so called gifts include high self esteem, tons of confidence in one’s powers and capabilities, peace of mind, and the ability to grow and develop as a person and maintain a spiritual, physical, emotional, and financial balance.
How do I begin giving myself such gifts?
Here is an exercise to help you get started in the process of improving your attitude and greatly changing your life for the better. Imagine you are talking to a real life fairy godmother. The only thing is, however, this fairy godmother can’t give you material gifts – she can only make permanent changes in your attitude or significantly alter one of your personal traits. What, then, would you ask your fairy godmother for? If you could change any one thing about yourself, then what would it be?
Become your own fairy godmother – after all, that is who you are. That is the hidden metaphor of all those fairy godmother stories from your childhood – the magic lies within each and every one of us. Whatever personal trait you select that you would like to improve the most, whether it be improving your self confidence, acquiring a positive attitude towards your work or your personal life, communicating in a better fashion, overcoming whatever personal fears you might have – all of these things and more can be accomplished once you set your mind to them.
The key is to first identify what trait you want to acquire, and devote a significant portion of your mental energy to acquiring that trait. Once you feel you have attained it, then it is time to go back to your “fairy godmother” once more – and find the next area of improvement.
Is there anything outside myself that can help me?
Of course. But the external things in life that are going to help you the most are things that will impel you to begin asking yourself questions from within. If you have the time, money, and energy, invest in books and CDs that will guide you towards developing whatever particular trait you have “agreed” to work on in tandem with your fairy godmother.
Even if you have to spend a lot money on this, do not fear – you are really spending the money on yourself, and you are worth every penny of it. With a little bit of money and a strong will to develop and grow, it is pretty much guaranteed that you will develop skills and traits that will remain with you for the rest of your life and thereby increase its quality to a significant degree.
This is something that can be done in your free time as well. Instead of listening to the radio when you are driving in your car, you can listen to educational and motivational recordings that will effectively turn driving time in to productive time. In fact, you can gain the equivalent to a four-year college education in about two years just by listening to educational compact disc recordings.
How will this help my career?
The more you grow as a person, the more impact this will have on your professional life. All growth in the long run starts at home. Those who are big and strong enough to handle success are the ones it will come to. Once you have attained that level of growth in your personal life, then you will become immensely successful in your chosen profession.
It is okay to be a major player in the game. By “major player,” we are talking about an individual who is clearly an asset both to their family and to their professional colleagues, as well as to the world at large. Major players are people who radiate both confidence – and warmth. Above all, major players care about others just as much as they care about themselves and thus do not have a problem with encouraging others to attain the height of their success as well.