Trust In Your Greatness By Josh Hinds

I hope that you will take the following statement to heart, and carry it with you always…

“Trust that life has an amazing way of filling in the details for the person who has the courage to get started in the direction of their dreams.”

When I really grasped the above statement, to the point that I began to try and truly live my life in this way, I began to see a big difference. Really BIG.

In the work I do, speaking and teaching on motivation & human potential — I’ve seen time and time again, folks held hostage, stuck in inaction because they couldn’t move past the idea that they one, had to be guaranteed success before getting started, and two, had to have every single little detail all nailed down in their own mind before beginning in the first place.

Being a planner is fine, it’s smart in fact. That said, making the mistake of waiting to have every single detail figured out just right before beginning is often a recipe for unrealized hopes and dreams.

The reason that’s true is because the pursuit of one’s endeavors is a moving target. In fact in many cases one finds that it requires of us the ability to move and adjust as new challenges appear. It’s part of the very process which goes into shaping us and teaching us the needed skills which allow us to become the type of person who is worthy of the goals we so strongly desire.

So while it’s good to plan, and follow your plan… don’t make the mistake of never getting started in the first place. When you find yourself in a place which requires some adjusting, embrace it, and accept that it’s part of the process. Course correct and get back to taking whatever actions you have identified that will get you to where you want to be. Be nimble when your success journey requires you to do so.

Keep in mind the old truth which says, “life is a journey.” It’s true, and like any worthwhile journey there will be moments where you need to veer from the path you thought was required of you. You may very well have uncomfortable moments from time to time. You will most likely experience feelings of doubt at some point. Fear not. Stay the course.

Whenever necessary, reach out and learn from those people and resources who can help you acquire whatever particular skill-set you need in order to move past whatever challenge may pop up, and continue moving right along where you left off.

Make persistence your ally and you will look back with pride as you recount the many achievements you’ve experienced in life. Remember the simple truth… You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Each and everyday embrace and honor the greatness inside you by moving forward on the path you have chosen. You’re an artist, and your life is the canvas upon which you can paint whatever you wish.


It’s your life, LIVE BIG!
Josh Hinds

– Your thoughts and feedback is always appreciated in the comments below.

P.S. If you enjoyed the ideas shared above you’ll appreciate having a copy of my motivational audio CD, ‘Why Perfect Timing is a Myth‘. It will help keep you inspired and motivated as you move forward in the pursuit of your goals and dreams!

  • Maria

    Its truly inspirational…..thank you.

  • Kolade_f

    Nice article Josh. But I think you need to work more on the editing of your articles for spellings and other errors. This is not like the Josh’s articles I am used to. I always look forward to reading from you. I am a motivator too & am trying to work more on it as a career. I believe their is so much i can gain from your experience. Thanks & keep up the good work.

  • Jan Robberts

    Hi Josh,

    You are absolutely right;If you fail to plan,you plan to fail…..That should probably read,If you fail to plan and take action….

    On a course with Mark Hoverson earlier this year,He said the following:”Done it better than perfect”…..You’ll get experience,and will improve on your amazing journey of life.

    Too many people never get started for various reasons.including procrastination and fear and the sad truth is that our graveyards are full of potential geniusses.

    Carpe Diem 🙂

    Thanks for the reminder,

    Jan 🙂

  • Hi Josh,

    Nice article. I believe everyone of us has a seed of greatness within us. The said part is that very often people are afraid to take that greatness outside. FEAR… keeps people small – I can’t remember who said that, but was surely right. What can we do with it is to embarrass the fear. To take this seed of greatness within us out we have to take out of our comfort zone – unlimited opportunities are waiting out there for those who are willing to take a risk. I think it was Emerson, who said: “The journey of a thousend miles begin with the first step”.
    So this is my point of view. I appreciate what people like you are doing, so thank you for your well done job.

    Keep going keep growing,

  • mary

    Josh your wwork inspires and makes one feel not only inspired but also motivated thank u and give us more.

  • Juadhi

    That,s true josh,that is quite something you know,basically we never even think of it daily when we hit the road.will keep that amazing truth within

  • I’m glad you enjoyed the article. You’re right about the “grammar and spelling”, I admit that on the rare occasion errors slip by. However, in the spirit of believing that it’s more important to “get the message out”, and edit later and on an ongoing basis I prefer the “ready, fire, aim approach. Again, I’m definitely not meaning to imply the other isn’t important. Just that in the many, many years I’ve been doing the work I do with my writing, I’d be a lot less farther along if I had waited until I had everything just right before putting the message out to the world. That said, I certainly understand your point and it’s something I’m always working on 🙂

    Thank you for your support of my work. I truly appreciate it.

    -Josh 🙂

  • Thank you Maria. I appreciate you letting me know you enjoyed the article 🙂

  • Mary, thank you for the kind words. I’m glad to hear that you found the article inspiring. I’ll do my best to keep more coming your way 🙂

  • HI Josh,
    Great piece of advice there you have shared. I am so looking forward to interviewing you
    and having you share with my network.

  • I’m glad you found the article helpful Lisa.

    All the best,
    Josh 🙂