The answer lies in our negative beliefs.
The three most common, according to psychologist Morty Lefkoe: I’m not good enough, I’m not important, I’m powerless. Unlearn these beliefs, and change your life for good.
By choosing to assign new meaning to the childhood events (or really, our interpretation of such events) that morphed into mental blocks standing in the way of the inherent Divine greatness each of us is born with.
Lefkoe’s demo of his pioneering process was one method of “belief hacking” I walked away with from Awesomeness Fest —an invite-only, twice-yearly gathering of transformational change agents held this month in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. (Next up: Mykonos, Greece and “bio hacking” human longevity in May 2016).
Besides Lefkoe (who was joined by wife and business partner, Shelly), other keynoters included: life coach and energy healer Christie Marie Sheldon, who presented a more spiritual approach to shift beliefs for “unlimited abundance”; celebrity hypnotherapist Marisa Peer; and the incomparable motivational speaker and author Lisa Nichols.
Nichols — an A-Fest fixture since the first gathering in 2010 — brought audience members to tears and to their feet with her emotional call to become an “abundant thinker.”
“Disrupt your mind by thinking about yourself in a way that doesn’t match your current situation,” Nichols said. Then don’t wait until you feel perfect or “good enough” to take action. Instead start small. Create what she called “micro” wins to boost your confidence that together can become a “macro” one.
“There is a calling on your life that is uniquely yours,” Nichols said. Not getting started on your destiny does a disservice to those who can benefit from what you can offer them right now — your “Divine assignment.”
“Your journey has less to do with you and more to do with those who are blessed enough to cross your path,” Nichols said.
Indeed, the most extraordinary people in the world do not have a career or a business but a mission, Vishen Lakhiani, founder of A-Fest and CEO of its parent org, Mindvalley, said during the first of his two talks.
“Choose a path that lets you be extraordinary,” Lakhiani said. “Dream big and your problems become small.”
My own circuitous flight path back home to Los Angeles provided ample time for me to reflect on the collective wisdom I gleaned over four days of hacking beliefs and creating purposeful awesomeness.
While the speakers generally focused on hacking our beliefs in order to better serve our larger missions (whatever they may be), I noticed while looking over my notes that “extraordinary” is actually is a product of “extra ordinary.”
By “ordinary,” I do not mean average. I mean doing the day to day tasks in support of our mission that could be unglamorous or boring. By not giving them our all, patterns of procrastination or quitting too soon emerge.
In other words, being extraordinary often means doing the extra ordinary, or doing the ordinary extra well. This means (among many other things) showing up consistently, writing a few more emails, picking up the phone more often. Conquering our negative beliefs is indeed crucial to supporting us in these efforts. If we don’t believe we are worthy, important or powerful enough to make a difference — be extraordinary — why bother?
What extra ordinary task can you take on today that can make an impact?
My own extras: Two more posts on A-Fest. First, what I learned from the fascinating attendees I met both in the sessions and during the famous epic theme parties. And in the following post, my takeaways from Vishen’s second talk (hinted at above) on humanity’s evolving consciousness.
(Photo: Morty Lefkoe on stage at A-Fest. Source: Facebook.com/AwesomenessFest)