I hate to do this.
As a proponent of love and all that is good, I am compelled to write about the word ‘hate’.
Because it is the very word that has driven me, pushed me, scalded me, harassed me, and pursued me from the very day I was born.
I hate to admit it, but it’s true.
Hate, and the power found within that four-letter word, has forced success upon my life, time and time again.
So please allow me to explain…
I hated being hungry.
I hated being poor.
I hated being alone.
I hated my lack of self-confidence.
I hated not fulfilling my dreams.
I hated being at the mercy of other humans when it came to employment.
I hated being reliant on government handouts.
I hated having an empty bank account.
I hated waking up to another dreary day.
I hated the feeling of hopelessness.
I hated depression.
I hated walking through the supermarket wondering how I was ever going to feed my family.
I hated the growing pile of bills.
I hated myself – the way I thought and the way I lived.
Something had to change…
I hated the fact that I had brought myself to the place where I now found myself.
I hated the fact that I couldn’t blame anyone but myself for my situation.
I hated not knowing what I had been born for.
I hated the gnawing feeling within that kept telling me that I was born for something greater than I was currently living.
I hated that I would never be satisfied if I ever got a normal job like everybody else that I knew.
I hated being retrenched because I was too good at my job, and that my manager was threatened by my presence and productivity.
What was this thing inside of me that kept telling me that I was born for significance?
Why could I never be satisfied working for another man?
I hated the fact that an entrepreneur had planted into my heart the spirit and the dream of an entrepreneur when I was only 18 years of age. As a direct result of that intrusion in my young life I could never settle for what was ‘normal’ ever again while ever I lived on planet earth. I was ruined for the job.
I hated that my parents placed within me a spirit of belief in my abilities and capabilities.
I hated that my wife trusted and believed in me.
I hated that my children looked up to me.
I hated having to take responsibility.
But I also hated losing…
I hated less than the best.
I hated mediocre.
I hated failing.
I hated not learning from my past mistakes.
I hated hating…and that is when I started loving.
That brings me to today…
I love the fact that any thing or any one does not restrict me.
I love the fact that I am a creative being and that I can always create something from nothing.
The magic ingredients that I carry within me, into every day of my life, are my imagination and my creativity.
There is no wall too tall, too deep, or too wide that can stop me from achieving the fulfillment of my dreams.
When I suddenly realized this, this was my independence day.
This was my freedom.
This was my liberty.
This is what I love…
I love that when you tell me I can’t, that I will respond with I can.
I love that when you tell me that I won’t, that I will respond with I will.
I love that when you declare that we are living in the darkest days ever, that I will light for you a candle.
How can I respond with such positivity?
Because as I locked myself in the basement of my local university library, in a desperate personal search to find the answers to all the things I hated about my life, I started to look back throughout history. It was there, in the deep silence of that place, that I started to fall in love with whom I was becoming in my mind as I was introduced to men and women who were faced with situations and seasons that were far more challenging than the ones that we currently face – and yet they won.
Upon their shoulders we can stand.
I hate to admit it.
But you and I were born for greatness.
So go ahead.
Be my guest.
Harness the power of hate, fall in love with whom you can become, and go live a life of awesome and unstoppable magnificence!
Peter’s Short Profile:
Peter G. James Sinclair is in the ‘heart to heart’ resuscitation business and inspires, motivates and equips others to be all that they’ve been created to become. Receive your free copy of his latest eBook Personal Success Blueprint at – http://www.motivationalmemo.com and add him on Twitter @PeterGJSinclair – today!