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:
“Because YOU DON’T THINK LIKE A MILLIONAIRE!”
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.
Upgrade your PROGRAMMING and you UPGRADE YOUR THOUGHTS.
UPGRADE your THOUGHTS and you CHANGE YOUR BELIEFS.
CHANGE your BELIEFS and YOU WILL TAKE DIFFERENT ACTIONS — you’ll have a NEW set of DOs, DON’Ts, WILLs, and WON’Ts.
Take different ACTIONS and YOU’LL GET BETTER RESULTS.
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.
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