Actress Emily Blunt walked into her audition and firmly announced, "I’m here to play Queen Victoria and I’m not leaving until you give me the job!" She then focused and commanded every scrap of energy and talent within her to deliver her best performance possible, and she did not leave that audition until she was awarded the role.
That is the power of intention and a shining example of the secret to superstar success.
Know what you want and put every part of your being — your thoughts, feelings, choices and actions — into alignment with that desire. Speak and act in the direction of your dreams. Let no one and nothing stand between you and that which will make your heart sing.
The common denominator between those who rise above the competition to reach superstar success and those who either don’t make it or who achieve some success but can’t reach the next rung on the ladder of achievement is a self-focused commitment to a burning desire.
A self-focused energy is not about stomping over everyone else to get what you want. It is about acknowledging and honoring who you are and what you want, and allowing yourself to have that.
Allow the child within your heart — what I playfully call the Inner Wizard — to rise above.
In your heart of hearts, you know what you long to do. However, the child within your head — what is called the Inner Critic — will hold you back by Finding Excuses And Reasons why you can’t have what you want, why you can’t do what you want to do and be who you want to be.
The acronym for Finding Excuses And Reasons is FEAR. And when you’re in fear you turn your back on yourself and retreat, often by taking the path of least resistance.
It takes chutzpah to walk into an audition and declare a leading role yours. But what’s the worst that could happen? If you don’t get the part, you’re no worse off than you were when you walked into the audition.
Any thoughts of failure by not landing the role and what that means for you is stuff you just made up. Doesn’t make it true. There will always be another role, another opportunity — unless you get in your own way through fear.
What’s the best that could happen? You get what you want!
In order to get what you want, you first have to know what you want. Then focus all of your thoughts and actions in a way that will support getting it. That self-focus is the first, and essential, intentional step required for superstar success.
With each succeeding step you take as you move closer and closer to your goal, continue to focus in that direction with the same power of intention.
You’ll begin to marvel at how your life experience shifts from struggle to seemingly effortless flow as you fully invest yourself in your creative endeavors.