What can you learn from screwed up people?
November 2nd, 2012 by Agent Kevin Miller
My motivation to write this right now and send to you is…I’m tired. I’m tired of people thinking I ‘have everything together’. Just because I have some areas of success in my life and I get to teach about them and help others, doesn’t mean I’m bringing anything to anyone from some mount of wisdom and all-wellness. And I’m just as tired of others who have a platform to influence others…coming off like they have life figured out. I know way too many of these folks personally or through mutual friends. The truth is, most anyone who has achieved enough success that you are reading what they write or listening to what they say or doing what they tell you…they have some excesses and imbalances in their lives that might surprise you.
My point here however, is not to dog anyone, including myself. I’m proud I can deliver some value to others amidst my weaknesses and faults. And that’s they key. Not to let your junk overcome your glory.
You should applaud all the folks you revere and follow. NOT because they are superior or brilliant or genius or ‘have it all together’. Instead, shift your paradigm and applaud them because they too, are able to deliver value in spite of their shortcomings. You should also have more grace when some big name has a big downfall. The same excess that have made them succeed and be in that light, generally (I believe almost always) has a darkside fighting against them.
So what does this mean for you? Quit minimizing yourself. You’re screwed up too. The only difference between you and ‘them’ is you’re not delivering value anyway. Quit waiting to ‘have it all together’ in order to help others. Hone what you’re good at and make it great…and give it to others. Learn how to manage your shortcomings. Better them as much as you can! Just don’t use em’ as a crutch.
But also, please…hold on to your humility.
And for those of you who have a platform and are influencing and helping others, for petes sake, quit coming off like you have everything figured out. You don’t and you know it. You have an area of excellence to offer. Keep offering. But quit being scared you’ll be found out. Found wanting in an area of your life. Tip for the day, we’ll believe you, respect you and follow you more when you admit you aren’t perfect and your constantly struggling in areas of your life. We don’t believe believe you have it all together anyway, we’re just acting along with you.
Now…Go. Deliver. Serve. Be great where you’re great and have peace in your faults, even as you continually work to overcome them.
Agent Screwed Up but Delivering Anyway