Dancing and Dreaming

This past weekend I was thinking about influence. We see a lot of articles about influencing others but I started to ponder some of the influencers in my life. I guess it started when I saw a video post from Tony Robins who spoke of giving his last cent to a young boy so he could take his mother to dinner.

He was so impressed with the boy who was about 8 he gave his last cents away not knowing where the next penny was coming from.  The next day, he received a letter in the mail from someone who owed him a nice sum of money.  He said it was at that moment that he overcame his beliefs around the “ scarcity mindset”

Sometimes we are moved to action, because we feel so inspired by someone or an event in our lives. I started to think about some of the great influencers in my life. Some influencers were good and some not so good.  

There was the time I was told I could not go to “ dance lessons “ because I was too fat! There were the teachers who said if I would just pay attention I would be a lot smarter. I am sure I would have received the diagnosis of ADD or something in today’s system.

Then, there are those who really influence you in a way that add value to you.  I was almost 40 years old when I realized, I was in fact smart and that my day- dreaming was me taking an idea and running with it in my mind and even developing new ideas and programs.  I could have held on to the idea that because I was a dreamer, I was not going to be so smart or I could embrace the new information.

As far as dancing goes, I am still very much a dancer. I was never fat when I was told that but today even as a heavier person, I have the beat! I love dancing. It is all about the way we perceive information and what we do with that information.

So today, I am making big important decisions based on my dreams and dancing my way to success. How about you? Who influences you?  What is holding you back if anything?



Maureen has been teaching this ideas for over 35 years. She is a Senior Faculty Member with William Glasser International, A Licensed Counselling Therapist and Certified Personal and Executive Coach.