Like I mentioned in my previous blog, I learned three distinct life lessons from the Polar Bears. On my recent trip to Churchill, Canada, I saw these animals in the wild, and I couldn’t help but notice how their behavior can be adapted to our everyday life.
Last week, I talked about focusing on your goal – relentlessly. Well, today, the second lesson I’m going to share is: Stand Your Ground.
You may be thinking: “What in the world is she talking about?”
But here’s how I see it. You’ve decided on a goal, you’re passionate about it, you’ve thought it through and you can describe it down to the last detail. In fact you can feel it in your bones. You can see it, smell it, taste it, and you live for it every single day, working toward it with a vengeance.
When you share your vision with someone – a friend, family member, anyone who will listen – their reaction isn’t exactly what you expected. They may doubt you, question you, and even worse, cause you to lose belief in yourself. Without even realizing it, you begin to reevaluate your goal. You wonder if it was such a good idea in the first place. You question if this is the right direction for you.
And that is what I learned from the polar bears – STAND YOUR GROUND. Because the bears are left to their own devices to survive, they must have a belief in themselves that is beyond doubt. They stand tall and move forward, never losing sight of their goal.
So, don’t be frightened by what others think, and don’t feel like you have to justify anything. Stand up tall, and in the face of diversity, show how powerful you can really be.
Have a belief in yourself, in your goal, and tell the world that it cannot be shaken.