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March 29, 2011

Typecast

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 6:42 am

Have you ever felt that you were typecast? Me too!

It’s as though everyone knows you for the role you’ve been playing for years, but you want to break out and play a new character.

It’s as though we are The Ugly Duckling desiring to play the Black Swan. No one will take us seriously.

We make assorted efforts to break out of our role, but are met with rejection after rejection.

“You can’t do that because people won’t accept you in another role” is what we hear.

And we mainly hear it from ourselves.

Whatever our role – Mother, Father, Indian Chief – it once wasn’t who we are.

It’s a role we’ve learned to play and, truth be told, we’re damn good at it.

Along the way, we’ve convinced ourselves it is others holding us back from playing a new role, but if you look past the veil of circumstance, you’ll see the only person holding you back is you.

The main glue holding you in place is the IDEA of who you are.

Who we are is deeper than any single idea we have become. We are a giant cauldron of undreamed ideas and we can change into any of them quicker than Clark Kent becomes Superman.

Remember this: “I have no choice” is a choice.

We block our creativity when we buy into “our idea” being the only idea. It’s not. It’s one of many – too many to count.

Start getting comfortable with the idea that the role you are playing is only an idea. Once you have that realization, other possibilities begin to show themselves.

Our IDEA of who we are acts as a set of blinders to ever-present possibilities.

I’ll leave this idea with an old, anonymous quote.

“The only thing you have to give up to get what you want is the IDEA that you can’t have it.”

 

All the best,

John

ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING
LOSE WEIGHT & KEEP IT OFF
STOP SMOKING FOREVER
SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT EVERY NIGHT
IMPROVE YOUR SELF CONFIDENCE
I LOVE MY BODY
RELAX IN 2 MINUTES
FEEL FOREVER YOUNG
VIRTUAL MASSAGE



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