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Endless Possibilities: A Personal Performance Training Tool

Updated on January 10, 2010

There is no limit to define "endless possibilities". You can define it according to where you are at this point in your life. It is this very quality that makes this phrase a great personal performance training tool – the existence of unlimited potential in our being.

Performance training focus on how far we’ve gone to reach a certain goal using all knowledge and skills acquired in the process. We all want to be the best that we can be and we’ve probably employed several tools to help us do things better whether at work or at play. One blatant obstacle to our path to success however, is our own concept of how success looks like e.g. earning a good income, owning a dream house, having a great life partner, being famous etc. Little do we know that these very concepts are the very blocks that prevent us from performing at our peak!

How does this success picture become a block? It becomes one when it is the only picture of success we have. Worst it could even be the source of frustration and depression when after several years of trying hard, this picture never comes to fruition.

In reality, success comes in endless forms. You may not know it but you are actually successful wherever you are right now and no I am not pulling your leg. Take awhile to pause and watch this video that hubber Ripplemaker and I made to help people develop the ability to perform in endless possibilities mode. After which you may proceed to read important points that show how this seemingly simple exercise can help you recognize the success that exist in your current life. Behold endless possibilities as your personal performance training tool.

There are four givens in the Dubbing exercise:

  1. no planning allowed in the game
  2. no restrictions on scenes depicted
  3. exaggerated acting required
  4. enjoy the whole process

How are these givens relevant in our daily life?

  1. no matter the kind of planning we do, something unplanned always comes up
  2. anything can happen when we make certain decisions, it is beyond our control
  3. we need to learn to go beyond what we think we can do
  4. enjoying the process of growing and learning is a life attitude worth developing

Now let’s assign the Audio performer as that which depicts the Circumstances in our life and the Visual performer as the Person representing us.

First Phase: Circumstances Taking Control of Us

Most often than not we always find ourselves blaming circumstances beyond our control as the culprit for our failures. “We didn’t have a choice” we say, forgetting that it was actually our decision to allow the circumstances to lead us.

At first glance we may think this is a bad scenario. Imagine being controlled by circumstances in your life! What an unfortunate condition. Yet, viewing it from the perspective of endless possibilities, this situation may not be all that bad. If you know hubber Ripplemaker, you may have been surprised at her ability to “act” the way she did. Truth is, she was terrified. She doesn’t like doing things without planning. If you look close enough you could see how tense she was. The exercise provided a great venue for her to conquer that fear and get used to facing unpredictable events with the healthy attitude of openness and acceptance.Read her personal account on the experience at Loving Abundance

Functioning in the mode of endless possibilities allows us to see the benefits of being caught in conditions beyond our control. It can be a good place to develop skills and abilities on areas which we have not even recognized as yet. Pause awhile and check on your life. When was the time you felt you were swayed by events in your life? What did it allow you to learn?

Second Phase: Us Taking Control of Circumstance

There are many of us who may be reluctant to take control of our life. We may prefer to be the follower instead. When given the opportunity we may hesitate because we do not believe we have enough skills and knowledge to create a good life. We often feel that whenever we take the lead it is sure to fail. We avoid trying to control the situation because we feel it’s a useless effort. Endless possibilities provide a loving environment to encourage you to take the lead and create a better life for yourself and those around you.

Endless possibilities are not restricted by standards. They are not bounded by expectations. They do not label an act as good or bad --- they are simply acts. They honor and respect what is and responds to it without judgment. They develop our sense of worth because they allow room for trial and error. They widen our point of view and give us the opportunity to direct our efforts to the more salient points in achieving our goals. Endless possibilities bring us to endless opportunities.

Third Phase: The Art of Living with Endless Possibilities

The best way to approach life is keeping things in balance. If we learn to initiate action and respond to action without pre-judgment then endless possibilities will abound followed by endless opportunities. “Endless possibilities” is a personal performance training tool unlike any other.

As a young “trying hard” stage director, I used to be a tyrant. I often demanded that actors performed the way I wanted them to do so from the facial expression to hand gestures to the way their lines were delivered. If they did otherwise I would be angry and shouted instructions to do the scene over again. I wanted to be in control after all, my name and reputation was on the line. I only changed my ways when I applied principles of theater games, like the Dubbing exercise, in the way I handled actors. It was then I saw the value of allowing actors to do their own interpretation of scenes. They contributed much to the uniqueness of the final outcome of the play.

The whole process taught me to value the respective talents of people. I learned to appreciate where they were in their journey to become better performers. I learned to support instead of criticize. I learned to empower rather than overpower. I learned the art of motivating with inspiration and ceased motivating with fear. My performance as a director improved and so did my ability to train people. Moreover, endless possibilities continue to make my performance in life one endless abundant blessing.

I mentioned earlier that you are a success. Behold, you are alive reading this sentence. You took control of how you want to go through life by deciding to stop and read this article. You gave yourself the chance to get what you can from this hub. You are now recognizing the value of endless possibilities. You are now entertaining thoughts of applying it in your life. All indications show you have the attitude of a successful being even though you may not have accepted that truth yet.

Cheers to the endless miracles that are currently happening in your life. Blessings:)

Daisy Ba-ad

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    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Tiffany, thank you for checking me out. I have not been active in Hubpages lately due to several projects. I'm hoping to schedule a once a week visit on a more regular basis. Great to see you here again. Blessings:)

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      TiffanyLatte 

      8 years ago from USA

      Hi, checking on a fellow hubber.

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello mwatkins, I am honored by your comments and receive it with much delight. Thank you for such kind words. Sending you my best regards and abundant blessings:)

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      mwatkins 

      8 years ago from Portland, Oregon & Vancouver BC

      your way of making recommendations that help are truly designed to help people succeed. I both appreciate and respect you for this Hub. Thank you for some excellent information!

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello whytrends thank you for the comment. blessings:)

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      whytrends 

      8 years ago from Bangalore

      Good informationand vedeo.

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Philipo, yes indeed. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the matter. I'm pleased to always have you visit and comment on my hubs. Blessings:)

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      Philipo 

      8 years ago from Nigeria

      Life is indeed full of endless possibilities. To succeed, you have to put in extra effort, move out of the box and do things differently.

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Charia you are a tender loving spirit and I can sense your strength and determination to go beyond the limits and succeed at every turn in your life. You are an enthusiastic student of life just like us and I am excited to have you along in our journey to endless possibilities. Go and conquer all obstacles with endless courage. Blessings:)

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Violetsun, with your light, your love, you passion, your energy...I would not be surprised to see you amazing things beyond this lifetime. You are a living proof of the power of endless possibilities and I am honored to have you as a dear friend. Endless light and love to you. Hugs:)

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      Charia Samher 

      8 years ago

      Cheers to the endless possibilities, endless opportunities, endless miracles and endless blessings! Thanks for always inspiring us. =)

      Love the video once again! =D

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      VioletSun 

      8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Daisy: This was an inspiring hub to read! I believe we can reach new potentials at whatever age we are. I envision myself well in my 90's (that is if I am still alive, LOL) embracing something new as life is filled with endless possibilites as its the nature of Life to be creative. Watched the video, and it was fun to watch! hehe. Will read Michele's take on her experience later today, as I am about to go to sleep.

      Hugs,

      Marie

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Michelle dear, I can never thank you enough for taking the challenge of doing something out of the box. I am amazed at how much fear you have faced and conquered at this point in your life. Continue to soar high and behold the great horizon that lies before you. Proud of you sis! Hugs:)

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hello dear Dottie, always great to find you LYBO. LOL. Thank you for the thumbs up and giving us your thoughts on the matter. Oh yes, Michelle did have a lot to share after that. Do check her take on the experience. There's more to learn from her article too. Keep having that zest for life. Hugs:)

    • dayzeebee profile imageAUTHOR

      dayzeebee 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Nancy, I agree, learning is a never ending process and that is a wonderful thing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Blessings:)

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      My heart froze when I heard the word "tyrant director." Whew! I'm so glad I met you when you were already throwing tyranny out of the window. LOL Reflecting on the things you wrote above made me appreciate my life's experiences which taught me one way or the other. The things we need in our journey: openness, spontaneity and enjoyment of the process. Yes!!!

      Hey, you've just given me a bright idea for a hub! Life is indeed full of endless possibilities if we are just open. By the way, even if I was terrified, I enjoyed working with you and seeing our ideas come to life :D Much love, hugs and light!

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      Dottie1 

      8 years ago from MA, USA

      LMBO what a great video and the lessons to be learned here are, well lets just say, RIGHT ON.. Isn't why we are all here to begin with, to open and awaken the dormant heart or soul? If this hub didn't teach me that, I don't know what will.. Thank you so very much! A big hug and thumbs up to you Daisy. Thanks to Michelle too for being a good sport and partner in crime, her heart must be wide open after that. LMBO!

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      Nancy's Niche 

      8 years ago

      OOPS! Something going on with this site today. A long delay in posting. So, you try again and end up with a duplicate post. Sorry!!!

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      Nancy's Niche 

      8 years ago

      A grounded perspective with noteworthy advice on life. I think the two most important points you made were, and I quote, “1. we need to learn to go beyond what we think we can do. 2. Enjoying the process of growing and learning is a life attitude worth developing.”

      After all, life is a learning lesson from beginning to end!

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