I’m reading a book called Playing Big by Tara Mohr. She talks about schools training us to learn from the outside in. Reading textbooks or watching videos or hearing stories about the way it’s done and replicating it. She says, “The message is that the value we have to contribute on a topic comes from information absorbed from an external source — from the teacher’s lecture, from the homework reading, from research.”
And while that is true to an extent, in order to blaze a trail in life, at your job, in your quest to make change, you have to add something else from the inside. Your view, your ideas, your solutions. You have to offer something from the inside out.
Often leaders don’t know all the answers, but they know how to think on their feet, improvise, come back with the necessary research and supporting information. These are skills we have to cultivate. The ability to trust what we have on the inside. To value it. To know that no one is you and that is your power. That is your game-changer.
As best-selling author J.K. Rowling said, “It’s important to remember that we all have magic inside us.”
Have we tapped into our magic? Have we drawn from it while we are learning what we need to learn?
Author Napoleon Hill said, “Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought.”
Let’s look inside today and see what we have to offer the world. We have the power to turn everything inside out.