I’m here at the Big Event, put on by Bob Burg and Paul Martinelli. Great crowd, cool energy, and the honor of working with an amazing faculty. Today I shared some thoughts on how you create a success cycle for yourself.
It starts with vision. Now many people think they don’t have a vision, but that’s not true. Everyone has a vision. Hopefully you have a positive one. But millions of people have a neutral one; celebrating hump day and killing time until the weekend. And many more actually have a negative vision: “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” “I’m always a day late and a dollar short.” “All the good men are married or Gay.”
As shadow follows the form, effect follows the cause. There is no random. Your life is the harvest of your thoughts. Whether you are on the path of joy or the path of suffering is determined by the thoughts you give precedence to. And your thoughts come from the type of vision you have and where you are on the cycle. Here’s what I told the guys today:
Your reality is the result of your vision.
Your vision is the result of your core foundational beliefs.
Your core foundational beliefs are the result of the programming you have been exposed to.
And here’s the scary thing…
Your beliefs about everything prosperity - money, relationships, health, and spirituality - were probably set by the time you were ten years old! You may have a hard time believe you are sabotaging your prosperity at 30, 40, or 50 because of a belief that was formed when you were six, but I see it all the time.
Example: Did your parents fight a lot or get a divorce when you were young? Your beliefs about marriage and relationships were set to the negative default back then. And those beliefs impact how you operate in relationships the rest of your life. Or until you become aware of this and make a conscious choice to change.
So do some critical thinking about what kind of beliefs you developed in childhood on money, rich people, God, health, and relationships. Please share your thoughts below, and we’ll pick up there on the next post.