Never in a million years did I think this was possible.
That I would be speaking to a crowd of hundreds to thousands of people I don’t know.
Especially with my insecurities of being “good enough” to speak on such a stage.
Or, my social anxiety of speaking with strangers and how they may judge me and my life decisions.
Or, thinking “who wants to hear what I have to say? I’m just a high school dropout that pursued BMX as a career option, overcame some challenges along the way, and am trying to find my way in life beyond my past identity as just a BMX athlete living with brain tumors”. That’s the thing about being on PURPOSE, though.
You overcome the mental challenges to pursue the mission at hand while finding yourself in situations you never fathomed being in.
In this case, my mission is to inspire new PERSPECTIVE in others that leads them to making the choice to step into their power of creating the best versions of themselves.
With that said, I find myself speaking around the world, making videos sharing my journey, experiences, passions and my TRUTH, and reaching out to strangers to have a conversation to what value I can provide and what perspectives/insights I can learn.
The last decade of my life has taught me 3 valuable pieces to life that I live by and am passionately sharing as much as I can:
– perspective is essential.
– Health is internal.
– our reality is a manifestation of our choices.
The more I focus on my purpose to serve others, the more the anxiety, fear, and overwhelm disappear but it’s a constant work in progress to do so.
As a former professional athlete and multiple brain tumor survivor, I find myself being incredibly hard on myself and thinking I could be doing more.
I’m learning this perspective is limiting my ability to fulfill my purpose on a archer scale and manifest my goals in an efficient and the least challenging way.
The fact that I get out of bed every day & don’t give up even when I feel as if I’m a failure, I can’t handle the overwhelm & stress, and think “why bother because no one would care either way”, is something to be grateful for.
If you haven’t given up, be grateful & see the value in that.
Josh P. 💚🧠✌️