“Who hasn’t yet completed today’s exercise?” His words boomed in my ears.

I hadn’t completed today’s exercise and I came up with all sorts of reasons why I wasn’t going to:

• This is just a dumb parlor trick.
• I don’t need an exercise to demonstrate my commitment or focus.
• I don’t need to prove myself to anyone.
It’s dangerous!

In the spirit of transparency, I raised my hand.

He walked over, took my lowered hand in his, and led me to the place in the room where the exercise was being conducted.

“You can do this,” he said.

Tears started falling down my face as I trembled in fear.

“You can do this,” he said, again.

I shook my head no and just looked at him.

“You can do this,” he said, “And I’ll show you how.”

After I signed the required waver (I think I mentioned this was dangerous) he repeated the instructions, led me through the breathing exercise to prepare for the task, then placed the pointed tip of the wooden arrow right in the center of the soft part of my throat!

The end of the arrow he placed against the wall directly in front of me.

The fear was gripping! I had seen too many monster movies and I struggled against horrific visions of being stabbed in the throat while blood gushed in a puddle on the carpet. Nonsense had taken control.

In spite of the 48 people who successfully did the exercise before me, I was convinced this exercise would result in eminent death! My eminent death!

He counted to three, tapped me on the shoulder, and I went flying toward the wall.

Within a few moments I realized… there was no blood, no gore, no sounds of sirens or frantic EMTs. Victory! I had done it! I had broken the wooden arrow with my throat!

Most people have areas in their lives where they would like to make some improvements. That was certainly true for me and the reason for my attendance at this particular conference. I wanted to improve – physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally, and financially

Moving forward requires big and scary decisions!   Or does it?

This exercise helped me move forward. It taught me to change my own limiting beliefs and to take action in spite of fear.

Are you interested in experiencing something similar? Perhaps without the wooden arrow?

Click the link below for details on my upcoming and FREE Webinar, where I’ll share critical concepts to help you accomplish more and achieve your dreams.

I hope to see you there!




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