Ahhhhh snap I just used the word guru. I can’t recall a time I said that word aloud. Stay with me for a moment while I sound it out … “guuuuuuurrrruuuuuuuuuu”
It’s like like putting the word “goo” as in yucky sticky stuff and rue as in the french word for road. (Or Rue, as in the little girl from the Hunger Games if french ain’t your thang.)
Now that we’ve got that out of the way let me show you what I barbecued for dinner last night.
I shall call myself a BBQ guru.
And now that we’ve got THAT out of the way, let’s actually talk about motivation.
Do you have a motivational guru? Do you drink their self help kool-aid?
Me too, and I’m not ashamed. For many years now I’ve been a devote to the school of Jack Canfield. His book, “The Success Principles” is a pillar in the way I live my life. (You may know him as the co-author of the Chicken Soup books or as one of the teachers of The Secret). I’d pay some goooooood money to walk hand in hand with him over hot coals. (Although I think that’s a Tony Robbins thing. Also, Jack would want me to say “I’m so happy and grateful to be holding hands with Jack Canfield while walking across hot coals.”)
I own both the print and audio version of The Sucesss Principles. Although I don’t keep track I must have listened to it over twenty times. Brad even has a lesson from it incorporated into a tattoo. Yup, the kool-aid tastes good so pass me some more.
Over the last few nights I’ve been listening to it again, but it’s got me troubled. See the tag line for the book is “how to get from where you are to where you want to be.” I kind of don’t really know where I want to be. EVERYONE (seriously everyone) asks me what I’m going to do when I graduate. For the last eighteen months my answer has been “I don’t know.” And while it was a bit scary, it was liberating.
It was the first time in my life I didn’t know. But that liberating feeling has subsided. I’m going to start third year in September. I’m going to turn 28 in September. It feels like I should figure it out, right? Alas, still no answer.
Who’s your motivational guru? Do you have the “where you want to be” part figured out?