Kenn Blanchard Show Podcast #3
This week you’ll hear my new intro and outro. I introduce a new feature where I allow you to call in to 301-828-1414 or any audio recording device you have and send it to me to share what you do, promote your podcast or blog and then allow me to give you some encouragement. This week features, School of Podcasting, Dave Jackson. I always share a little about MotorcycleRadio.US and motorcycles. What week its been. I have been seen and heard a lot in media. Intro and outros by Jeff Straub.
You ever sit back and think about was is wrong in your life?
- Do you believe some people are luckier and happier than you?
- Do you get mad when people tell you to “suck it up” and take it?
- Do you think what has happened to you in your life is your fault?
- Have you ever been hurt?
- Have you ever been wronged?
- Do you feel like you don’t have as many choices as other people?
There is a story about a guy that was visiting a traveling circus. As he was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures where being held by only a single rope tied to their leg. It was obvious the elephants could break the rope and walk away, but for some reason they did not.
He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these gigantic animals just stood there and made no attempt to break way.
“Well”, the trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use a similar size rope to tie them. At that age it is enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to think they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.”
The guy was amazed. The elephants could break free at any time, but because they thought they could not, they did not try to break the rope. They were stuck right there! This powerful, gigantic creature has limited it’s present abilities by it’s limitations of the past.
How many of us go through life limiting our abilities based on failures of the past?
I am not sure if this is true or an urban legend. but I do know that if feed the elephant, and provide for it, and give it companionship (other similarly content animals) it will decide to stay there.
We are like that.
We learn from family members and situations to act in certain ways because of the environment, habit and attribution. Most of what keeps us down is negative thinking. We become professional victims. Some call this victimology. We stay angry, sad and afraid. A victim is anyone who experiences injury, loss, or misfortune as a result of some event or series of events. None of us has a perfect life. All of us experience loss, misfortune or some significant emotion event.
The key to surviving is to live in a cesspool of self pity and become extreme sympathy seekers. Do not focus on the bad.
The world is never enough for some.
A glass that is half full is considered half empty. A person with a high standard of living complains about not having enough money. A healthy person complains of minor health problems that others would ignore. We have first world problems in a community that is trying to find drinking water or shelter. We live in a perpetual funk. We like to put ourselves down. We like to think that we don’t have choices, or no access to the answers we need.
I am here to remind you that this way of thinking is learned not inborn. It is possible to change. The biggest problem is that we don’t like change. We and do get used to anything. We hold on to our hurt. We hold on to our baggage. We beg and pray for release but never walk out the door that is unlocked.
I have seen the enemy and it is us. I have seen the black man who blames the white man or the white woman for their career failures. I have seen the so called “leader,” or television personality manipulate people. Cult leaders, race baiters, and ambulance chasers use it every day.
You can change. You can come out on top. You can do better. You have to take responsibility for yourself. You have to try. You have to change your operating system. You have to reboot. You have to clean your hard drive. You might have to get a new drive, a new goal. And when you do a new focus.
Otherwise nothing will change for you. You will be a powerful elephant tied to a circus with a piece of twine when a chain wouldn’t even hold you if you wanted to be free.
I don’t care if you are black, poor, brown, sick, weak, female, or have PTSD. You are more than your circumstances. you are not just what happened to you. You can become more. You just have to want it. You just have to fight for it. And most of the fighting comes from within you. The world, family friends, etc can’t stop you if you believed in yourself. The world will always hate you. Haters going to hate. But don’t you hate yourself. You have to start believing you can before anyone else.
What we need to believe is that we are warriors. We have to fight on.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard is a professional speaker, writer, podcaster, and digital influencer. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook He is the founder of Blanchard.Media and the GunPodcastNetwork.com