Before the Landmark Forum, I had given up on my dreams and was caged in by the things that I had decided I couldn’t achieve and I didn’t even know it. I knew that there was something that I needed, but I didn’t know what I was looking for.
How I came to be in the Landmark Forum was an angel I knew saying to me “I’ve just done this thing and everyone should know this; you should do it”. I looked at her and she was lit up like a Christmas tree, so I said ok.
I looked at my calendar and the dates of the Landmark Forum and they didn’t work; I already had plans. After the Brisbane Landmark Forum had passed, the dates of the next one didn’t work either. I went ok, so if I want to go to this thing, I need to make some changes, because it would be guaranteed that the dates for the next one wouldn’t work for me either and I’ll never get to do it. So I rearranged my commitments and made room to do the Landmark Forum.
Oh my god! I got my life back out of the Landmark Forum, the ”couldn’t” cage that I had been living in got lifted off and I experienced freedom! I was Superwoman and anything was possible!
I had being saying ‘No’ to opportunities at work for 6 months prior and back at work on the Monday after the Landmark Forum, I said ‘Yes’. As a result, four months later I stood up and spoke in front of my industry colleagues at a national conference and shared with them a project that I had been working on for the last two years.
My life previously consisted of finding new and interesting ways to torture myself. How could I get my hopes up and then smash them? Now, my life consists of finding new fun and enjoyable ways of experiencing all the awesome stuff I told myself I wasn’t good enough for. Instead of driving around in a rattly, no tunes, no aircon, no suspension, bucket of bolts, I have an awesome car that is smooth and quiet and a dream to drive (sigh). I end up wound down, rather than wound up at my destination.
I could write a book about all the stuff I’ve gotten and keep on getting and probably will, but for now all you need to know is that, it’s ok to give yourself the gift your mother gave you, life. I invite you to put your money where your mouth is and see for yourself, it’s three days and an evening out of your entire life. Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride!
Written by Sandra Hawksford (Brisbane Australia)