The trailblazer is a person who is ‘ahead of their time.” That is, they go first, like a scout, flattening a path for others to follow. They step into the unknown. We do it without knowing it. Is it our nature? To be a scout?
You’ve been a trailblazer … what is something you did perhaps in school, first … that no one else was doing and perhaps others even laughed ‘at’ you for doing it? You didn’t care and of course, you didn’t really want to be humiliated.
A simple one for me was in junior high school. My mother always made sure I had Villager and Lanz dresses to wear. These were the best and most expensive. I like most girls, had a horsehair crinoline (oh my goodness how it itched!) yet my skirts poofed-out perfectly for the times. It was important.
Mother bought me a purse … one I had never seen before and did not look anything like the handbags that were popular and that most everyone carried. This had a round, bamboo handle, about one-half inch thick, and was attached by small rings to a blue, lined burlap bag. Easy to open, set on my desk; lift the handle, the bag closed; it was genius.
I wore it proudly to school that first day and began looking for bags like mine. There were none, anywhere. It never occurred to me that there was anything special about carrying a purse no one else had. I had a proud moment, yet what bothered me was that I was different and was waiting to be ostracized for that. That was the risk. Interesting that we look for what’s wrong instead of what’s right about it; both are always there. Which do you choose most often?
Then it felt odd when these purses started showing up everywhere. Like others had encroached on my territory (of being first). Were they there already and I was unaware of them? OR … was I the first one?
Trailblazers have three things in common. These folks are rare as they have mastered to an extent each of these three to be a rare human who rises above others in this role, paving the way so it’s easier for others.
They have mastered Fears, Foresight, and Faith.
Skill #1 Mastering Fear. With six basic fears (all described in Think and Grow Rich), we each have six chances of stopping ourselves before our foot takes the first step on a new trail; a place we’ve never gone before.
We all have them all, in different intensities, showing up at different times and different scenarios. Whenever we get an idea to do something different, one of these six-sisters shows up right on time to talk us right out of taking that first step!
Six Basic Fears
- Fear of Poverty. Not too bad for the corporate worker. There’s a paycheck. Big one for the entrepreneur and small business owner.
- Fear of Ill Health. We all experienced this up close and personal with the recent pandemic.
- Fear of Criticism. What will people think of me if I do this. Big one for everyone.
- Fear of Old Age. Worse when you are young thinking about it. Now that I am old, it doesn’t bother me at all.
- Fear of Loss of Love. Divorce, breakup, someone dying.
- Fear of Death. The ultimate, yet it is said that fear of public speaking tops this one. What do you think?
Expert Foresight. Seeing the future from the past by standing in the future as though it were present.
- Use a repeatable system to set and achieve goals consistently, allowing predictably. This is auto-suggestion from Napoleon Hill’s principles of success.
- Knowing in advance that you will achieve through repetition, frees the mind for other thoughts. With only one conscious thought at a time, we must keep our conscious mind as clear of negative thoughts as possible.
- See simplicity of biomimicry in their work. They realized that the processes they repeated have the same common denominator in nature. It’s more efficient and consistent.
- Skilled practice in shifting thoughts from negative to positive within seconds.
Perfect Faith. Trailblazers have developed and sustain complete trust or confidence in themselves and the ‘laws of the universe’ to achieve consistently.
- They have mastered the ability to create Faith; faith in themselves, and faith in their infinite potential.
- They know how to achieve what they want, and why it works; how they can do this over and over again.
- Once they create faith in something, they start on another ‘something.’ Their subconscious mind is now inhabited primarily by “beliefs that serve” that always outweigh the old ones, that never did.
IF you are in a place where you are ready to learn, implement, and ‘own’ these ‘three fine distinctions’ in thirty days (one hour/week live), in comments say “Tell Me How” and I’ll reach out to you privately.