Summer Success Series: “… it’s because you THINK that way!”

The Summer Success Camp Team and I had a really good one last night.    This was the HOT question:

“Why do you make what you make?”

As in, if you earn $50,000/year – why do you earn $50,000/year?    If you earn, $75,000 – 100,000/year — why?

The burning answer that nobody enjoyed:  “Because you THINK like a person who earns $50,000, $75,000, or $100,000/year!”

The follow-on question was even less fun:  “Why aren’t you a millionaire?”

The less delightful answer:


After letting the team stew and steam on this for a minute, we dug into the deeper explanation.

All of us are where we are because of our THOUGHTS — the way we THINK.  Most of us never realize it, but there is a direct link between the way that we think and the results we get.   It goes like this:

Your THOUGHTS — what you think about all the time — create your BELIEFS.

Your BELIEFS — what you think you KNOW to be True or Not True — determine your ACTIONS.

Your ACTIONS — what you DO or DON’T DO, WILL DO or WON’T DO — create your RESULTS — or lack of RESULTS — which, of course, are also …. RESULTS!

Your RESULTS — are what YOU GET or, you guessed it, DON’T GET!

We often ask the question,

“How did I get to this place?”

Now it’s time to realize the cause … it was your thinking.   And if you sit quietly and reflect honestly over the all the decisions you made (or didn’t make) on the path to your current situation, you’ll realize that it was your fundamental THINKING that lead you to your current results — good or bad.

Most people don’t want to believe this when the current result is a bad one.  They’d like to believe that there are other people and circumstances to blame.  I used to be that way too.   Accepting ultimate responsibility for a lack of results or a bad situation was a tough pill to swallow initially.

But I’ve come to love it this way.  Why?

Well, just think — if it’s SOMEONE ELSE’S fault, then you have to wait on THEM to fix it.   That means YOU are HELPLESS to effect a change in your situation.  And that pretty much makes you a VICTIM.

But if it’s YOUR fault … YOUR ultimate responsibility, then YOU can fix it.  You don’t have to wait on anyone.   The POWER to create change, and the ability to determine WHEN change will begin, rests entirely with YOU!

Now do you see why I like it this way?

So how do you create change?

First, realize that it’s not a Linear equation.   It’s actually a Cycle.  Like this:

This is very important to understand.   Since it’s a cycle, it REINFORCES itself.

Your THOUGHTS determine what you BELIEVE.

What you BELIEVE determines your ACTIONS — what you DO, DON’T DO, WILL DO, & WON’T DO.

Your ACTIONS create your RESULTS — what you GET or DON’T GET.

And your RESULTS either CONFIRM or INVALIDATE your THOUGHTS which determines whether you get more of what you been getting or make changes.

Since it all springs from THOUGHTS, the key is you have to Take Control and Change the way you THINK.

Let’s face it, when it comes to our THINKING, there’s not one of us who couldn’t use an upgrade.

And like I challenged the group, if you THINK BETTER, you’ll get BETTER RESULTS.

If you THINK BIGGER, you’ll also get BIGGER RESULTS.

Why are Millionaires millionaires?  Because they THINK like Millionaires.   Think like a Millionaire and you’ll start to get millionaire results.

So how do you get BIGGER, BETTER THINKING?


Programming is WHY WE THINK WHAT WE THINK.    We all got our initial programming from our parents, school, church, the books we read, the shows we watched, the movies we’ve seen.

It’s actually part of the cycle … like this:

So now that you’re an adult, the solution is simple:

Take Control of Your Programming

Wanna be a Millionaire?  Get some Millionaire programming.   There are tons of books, cds, and dvds out there by Napoleon Hill, T.Harv Eker, Brian Tracy and others that will enlighten you and help you learn new thoughts and change your beliefs.

Wanna be Successful? Get Success Programming!   Wanna be a better husband, wife, parent, friend, employee, gardener, whatever?  UPGRADE YOUR PROGRAMMING.



CHANGE your BELIEFS and YOU WILL TAKE DIFFERENT ACTIONS — you’ll have a NEW set of DOs, DON’Ts, WILLs, and WON’Ts.


And when they ask you why you get what you get, you can tell them ….

… it’s because I THINK this way!



Whew!  That was a lot!   But EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS REQUIRE EXTRAORDINARY ACTIONS … so this whole “Upgrade Journey” is both necessary and worth it!

As you grow and change, you’ll want an outlet for all of your newly developed positive energy.   You’ll want something where your results can truly be commensurate with your Thinking and Actions.

I’ve found such a thing.   We’re having fun.  We’re growing.   We’re making a difference in people’s lives.   And we’re making money.

Might be for you.  Might not be.   Take a look anyway.

Be sure to fill out the contact information form so that you can see the actual website…


Filed under Biz, Family, Health, Just Life, Spirituality, Uncategorized, Wizdom

13 responses to “Summer Success Series: “… it’s because you THINK that way!”

  1. Some of you have been congratulating me today on my success, esp for a 79 yr old. So I want to tell a bit of how I got where I am, and guess what? It was my programming! I have learned the truth of “use is or lose it” and it is true in all walks of life, not just bodily. I have watched parents, aunts, uncles, mentors, friends and taken my clues from their successes, failures, health, diseases. I learned to use positive, loving, truth seeking energy to bring me to a place where at 79 I am strong and healthy and successfull in all walks of life. Hey,just watch what happens when I turn 80 in December! Everyone can do this. I love all of you and know that God has blessed me with you and Terrence. Most of all I trust God to help me do the work HE has created me for.

  2. Larry Harris

    I’ve learned that to ignore the facts, doesn’t change the facts. I must change my thoughts and programming! It’s like being the star, director and producer of my own show. I have CONTROL and the POWER to make changes. I hear you T! Great blog!!!

  3. Annette Davis

    T Gray, you have an awesome way of staying in the driver’s seat and following the rules of the roadway. You painted the picture so clear for us and I could apply programming to my personal, financial, spiritual and business sides. I thank you for making it so clear that it starts with me. I have a spirit of proscrastination and it spills over in all aspects of my life and good programming will put TODAY in focus for me every day. I thank GOD for our Summer Success Camp and for your guidance and direction as you drive us, stretch us and steer us to begin thinking like millionnaires.

  4. Michael Woods Sr

    That was good,reading that was like looking into a mirror and seeing nobody but me.Going on this journal is requiring a lot of stretching and getting out of my confort zone but I’m willing and ready to keep pressing, thanks Coach T.

  5. Right on, you receive what you believe!

  6. Awina Nueva

    Well well that was some amazing stuff and to think that we just need to change our progaming to change the way we think…….
    Thanks this has so much value.

  7. Ben Widener

    Thanks for another great Summertime dish T that is Healthy for all that would like to indulge in….’The Millionaire Pie’. There is a piece for everyone…just ask, and Team Unicity is ready to serve you.

  8. Vincent Richmond

    The great thing about your inspiring words is that it reflects what we want. Sometimes we know the “how” but we procrastinate to make it “exist” later. Thank you for making me a “now” person!

  9. T, thank you for continuing to lead and inspire us. You are amazing. Actually all of us are amazing and you are helping us realize that fact.

  10. Julie Krueger

    This certainly is a blog that makes me think deeper than I like. I thought I gave up being a victim many years ago and it turns out I’ve been a victim of my own mind. Stuck in my own thinking habits and patterns. It’s great to have knowledge but, it’s even better to do something about it. Thanks for the Summer Success Camp T.! It certainly is leading me to a more fulfilling life! Both personally and financially.

  11. Gwendolyn Malone

    WOW! The truth is not always pretty, but it’s still the truth. This is a provocative statement of truth that cannot be ignored as mere words, and I am definitely taking the limits off by upgrading my programming.

  12. Pari Allen

    Whew!! That was alot! The call last night was great! You have a wonderful way of using our words to make your points. This is definitely a part of the journey where I am feeeeeelin’ the stretch! Keep it coming T. Gray, I’m ready!

  13. Jason Ferrell

    GREAT BLOG T. Thanks for the time that you spent with me this morning. This really does hit me between the eyes. I AM NOT HELPLESS and will NOT BE A VICTIM. Keep the suitcase…

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