Nineteenth-century gold miners used a process called sluicing to separate gold nuggets from the sand and gravel in a stream. It was a tedious and messy process but the results were worth it.

Have you thought about what it takes to mine your own gold nuggets, the brilliance that lies deep within you? It can get messy too.

And are you willing to do what it takes to mine your own potential, even if it means getting messy?

Consider with me how to get M-E-S-S-Y, an acronym story.

MAKE mistakes 

One mindset trap that prevents so many people from ever mining their own brilliance is perfectionism. Perfectionism is an excuse. Why can I say that? Because I’m a recovering perfectionist. In order to achieve anything amazing, you have to be willing to make mistakes. Are you?

 

EXPERIMENT

Try different things. Have fun and get your hands dirty. If that doesn’t work, try something else. Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect. Thomas Edison famously said about inventing the light bulb, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

 

START before you think you’re ready.

So often, inaction comes from thinking you have to have all the pieces in place before you can begin. Let’s be honest. That’s a lie! The truth is there is no way to have it all figured out. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Clarity comes with action. You’ll figure it out as you go.

 

STICK-TO-ITIVENESS

Stay the course. Don’t allow setbacks to set you back. Don’t allow hiccups to prevent you from achieving your goals. Sometimes this process is a grind. Grind through the challenges. Don’t let them derail you. Trust the process.

 

YOU’VE got this!

There will be periods of doubt but press on. My favorite phrase and my personal motto is, Do What You Can Now. This one phrase liberated me from toxic comparisons with others who could do such and such better than me. I came to the realization, so what? Focus on what you can do.

 

Daily Doable: Are you willing to get MESSY? If so, think of one project you have been putting off, one you can’t get out of your head, and do it. I’m confident you will be amazed at the brilliant discoveries you will make.

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