In this three-part blog post, we’re going to help awaken the warrior that’s within you–and it starts with realizing that we are all natural-born warriors. I was born a warrior. You were born a warrior. But somewhere along the way we lost that passion, that fire in the belly.
So what happened? Well, the sad truth is that we get domesticated early on. Various things can happen to us in the first 5 to 8 years of our lives that actually subdue our drive, and this experience often puts our internal warrior to sleep.
Let’s talk about a few common sources of domestication.
Early childhood trauma. It could be a parent dying. It could be child abuse. Or, it could be sexual abuse. Whatever the trauma is, it is often a core source of domestication.
Controlling parents. You may have had controlling parents who meant well (and I know because I may have been one of them to my own children), but did things to calm our warrior to rest mode. Your parents may have said things to you like: “Hey, I know what’s best for your life”, or “I feel like this is what you should be when you grow up”, or “You shouldn’t talk like that; you shouldn’t dress like that.” Sadly, they may have even taken control over your dreams while saying things like “Here are the things that you should aspire to.” All the while they were well meaning, but it may have domesticated you and caused you to squash that natural born warrior living inside of you.
Institutional oppression. It can come from the school experience. It can come from religious organizations. Of course, there’s a lot of great benefits that result from being in school and participating in religious institutions, but in some cases it can beat down our warrior to make it obedient, especially if the dogma is unhealthy.
Other peoples’ fearsand limiting beliefs. Just because someone else’s dreams haven’t worked out for them, it doesn’t mean that your dreams can’t work out. Oftentimes people have their own fears, and they may project those fears onto other people in an effort to protect them. Yet, other peoples’ fears for you may cause your warrior to be timid and meek.
The good news is that if you make yourself aware of the root causes of your domestication, you can redirect your energy and awaken your warrior to regain your intensity again.
In the next blog, I will share a little of my history, and explain how I overcame the domestication that put my inner warrior to sleep. This next blog will appear on Tuesday. I’m excited to share it with you. So, be sure to come back and read more about how I awakened my warrior, and see how you can too!
Landon Taylor is Founder and Chief Vision Officer at Wealth Triangle Enterprises LLC. With over 25 years of high impact market, organization, and human development experience, Landon has developed a human development formula called the Wealth Triangle Principle. The Principle empowers performance-driven men and women to overcome the 7 Deadly Shackles and to catapult both their external performance and internal fulfillment in order to achieve “True Wealth.” Connect with Landon at www.WealthTriangle.com, www.Facebook.com/wealthtriangle or on Twitter@wealthtriangle