This happened a year ago. I remember on a Thursday night in August I had taken a walk to Holland Park, stopping by at a bookshop to get hold of a copy of Tony Robinson’s Awaken the Giant Within. I found a remote bench under a leafy oak tree and began reading: how to turn your life around, how to rewrite the vocabulary you use to speak to yourself, how to set goals and achieve them and, finally, how to live with passion, realising your full potential.I was just coming out of my dark period – not knowing quite what I was doing with my life – and starting Let’s Sandbox.
Everything was uncertain, shaky, I was fearful and a little dissatisfied with the way I was living. I knew I had infinite potential within me but that I wasn’t quite realising it. The only thing I was certain of was that I was determined to figure it all out.
This happened last Saturday. I again went for a walk in Holland Park and happened to walk past the same bench. What I was then only reading about, I now found myself living out practically. My life has changed radically since then: I am not just writing about positivity, authenticity, play and adventure, I am manifesting these qualities through every move and choice I make in my life. With peace of heart, clarity of mind and trust in the universe, I am confidently moving toward the full realisation of my potential. This isn’t happening without hiccups and occasional slips ups, of course, but I am living the reality I am consciously creating for myself. I am becoming immune to the expectations of others and, without arrogance and with confidence, pursuing what I think is right for me.
What this year has taught me – I contemplate before moving to Bali – is that each and every one of us has a tremendous potential within, we are capable of miracles but the problem is we often refuse to believe it.
Everyone, without exception, can awaken the giant within them – the person they are destined to be – but in order to do that we need to be conscious of who we are, the way we live and, most importantly, understand why we do what we do.
Unlocking my potential has been one of the greatest experiences in my life so far and, for this very reason, I want to help others do the same by coaching them.
Awaken the giant within you.
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