October 24


When new opportunity presents, and is embarked upon without full consideration to the gravity it holds, the experience fails to enlist its true value.

By Lisa Holmes

October 24, 2012

"When new opportunity presents and is embarked upon without full consideration to the gravity it holds, the experience fails to enlist its true value." 

How many times do we engage with enthusiasm believing this is the right choice for me, believing ‘this is my destiny’ only to be left feeling discontent and unfulfilled, even after we reach the goal we perceived as our Brilliance?

The job we aspired.

The family we nurtured.

The reverence we desired.

The race we won.

As progressive beings, we usually endeavour to find the positive in a situation by revealing the lesson being provided, to reflect, move forward and be mindful. This reduces the risk of failure when presented with another opportunity that leads us to the path that will enhance our efforts to gain a positive foothold to achieving our goal.

This sounds and feels logical when our choices lead us along a path that accommodates our desire, delivering us the fulfilment of the quest. But the joy and satisfaction of achieving or exceeding our goals only lasts as long as the positive emotion it generates. Then when the euphoria fizzles out, we find ourselves questioning, “What am I really here to do?”  “Is this what I really wanted?”

Within each of us we hold many convictions that give us a glimpse into our potential, a Soul knowing.  But for many reasons we stray or are averted by our need to please others or by the doubt of our own ability.  So we choose a path that satisfies the moment disregarding our big picture.

Every Soul has an innate knowing, but through our insecurities we often stray down the wrong path.

Ok, can we stop straying from our Brilliance?

Yes!  Then how? 

Ask yourself


Am I seeking acceptance? 

It’s what my parents wanted for me

“They have done so much for me. It’s the least I can do to pay them back.”


Do I want to prove to others that they were wrong about me?

“I will show them.” 

"They underestimate me.” 

“I deserve better.”

How satisfying would it be to prove their opinion wrong?


Am I driven from the fear of failure?  

Failure is not an option.

I hate feeling disappointed.” 

“It takes me so long to get motivated again.”


I feel bad taking it away from them.

“They deserve it more than me.”

These feelings are the diversions that cause us to stray from our goal as our intention does not hold the integrity needed to reach fulfilment.

©2011 Lisa Jane Holmes/My Brilliance®

About the author

Lisa Jane Holmes is an Emotion Strategist dedicated to sharing her discovery of the Brilliance phenomenon within. Lisa is the chief architect, innovator, author and teacher of BRILLIANCE® Emotion Therapy and The BRILLIANCE® Principle, and co founder of My Brilliance P/L.

Her life’s work is dedicated to the delivery, teaching and personal pursuit of Absolute Equal Acceptance through Thought, Conscience and Reunion, through BRILLIANCE® concepts and methodology and BRILLIANCE® Products and Services.

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