The clue that busts the case wide open is in plain sight. In fact, it’s so obvious that most people fail to register it. I’m speaking about the role of self-esteem in manifesting your prosperity.
Even with all my work over the years studying and analyzing what it takes to build a prosperous life – it took me writing Radical Rebirth to bring the direct connection between prosperity and self-esteem up to the surface. As you segue from your teen years into young adulthood, you pass through a critical tipping point phase that usually determines your ultimate destiny – the kind of life you will lead. Allow me to paint a picture to demonstrate how this frequently plays out…
Imagine a two-person case study. Person A and Person B are both 18 years old, making major decisions that are going to impact the rest of their lives. These decisions may include whether they marry (and if so, who), whether they go to college or jump straight to the workforce, the career paths they choose, buying or renting a home, the levels of debt they create, and their overall visions of what they want to do with their lives.
For the sake of our experiment, let’s suppose Person A has a positive level of self-esteem and Person B has a negative level of self-esteem. Remember that self-esteem is how they see themselves, the value (or lack of it) they assign to their lives.
Now let’s suppose they both decide on the college route. Do you have any doubt that the person with higher self-esteem will apply to better schools? Suppose they both choose the corporate world and go to work for ABC Company. One year later a better-paying position becomes available. Do you doubt the person with high self-esteem puts in their application while the other one would simply assume they won’t get selected, so not bother to even apply?
This dichotomy in their choices will play out their entire lives unless something interrupts the pattern and forces a reanalysis. The person with low self-esteem will pass up employment opportunities, investment opportunities, and even love and relationships opportunities – opportunities that the person with higher self-esteem will pursue.
I will posit the following:
People with low self-esteem are less happy, get sick more, earn less, experience more addiction, have higher suicide rates, and die younger. People with high self-esteem are healthier, happier, have a higher net worth, and live longer. And the biggest determining factor is their level of self-esteem as they cross the threshold to adulthood.
Most of you reading this right now have already passed this threshold. But while “the die is cast,” you can break the die and create a new one. Really. Radical Rebirth will show you how. (Buy two, I need the money!) And we’ll break down the first part of the process in the next post. Until then, would love to see your thoughts in the comments below.
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In the covid outbreak year of 2020 is when I became more accutely and CONSCIOUSLY acquainted with the prevalence and importance of high self esteem in decision making, RG..
and I could FEEL it too.. yet could "articulate it"..
then, when I read Radical Rebirth.. it hit me like cold shower water.. (which can be healthy) - cultivate high self esteem, Peter!
my prime intention will become "elevate my self esteem"..
to be fair to myself.. I've re-invented myself four times that I can recall of magnitude..
though I hadnt "released" many old, archaic beliefs.. AND was all "notted up" with I'm NOT that or THIS or etc..
ie: I had to re-organize my energies.. and that's a healthy thing!
Hi Randy, i will try and explain myself a bit better, in my view love offerings (lo) are NOT optional, ie, the flock should take up the practise of regular contributions asap, here are my reasons why...years ago i stopped my lo considering it was a waste of time, a week later i nearly had a head on car collision, i resumed my lo asap, taking this as a warning sign... i was in brasil in a bar listening to a beautiful singer, i had the hunch to give the guy some money, i did not, half an hour later i was tricked out of double the money i should have given.... when i was a school boy riding my bike to school i fell of and bashed my knee, that morning i threw my rosary beads in the drawer considering them to be useless...my life DID NOT change until i got serious about my lo, ie regular, consistent lo, and also in away i knew i was part of something bigger than me which did improve my self esteem... now i tithe to ponder, but what encouraged me to do this ,ponder explained to give at the point of inspiration, but she did explain lo were to be used to expand her ministry, so i thought great, i love her books and if this is going to help people get those books, great,.. that was the hook for me.. i don't care if she buys a new pair of shoes with the money.. now when ponder passes on will her ministry be as successful? .. which is were prosperity ministry comes in, i see this work as an extension of the great legends of this philosophy, and it is on the digital platform rather than just books, which means growth should be quicker.. but my point is, it would be handy if you explained lo will be used to expand this ministry as there are obvious costs involved, so new people will feel encouraged to give, be it $1 a month, but if they do not give their regular lo they will not see a gradual transformation of their life, as i have experienced... and it is perfect you have a donate button, when i am next in capitol pub, uganda, talking to the girls they have a place to donate, no excuses.. one girl asked , where do you give your money, i said ponder, but that takes bank transfers etc.. so a donate button is great...this is great work randy, i hope i have explained my self better and did not offend you LOVE G
It seems most can’t wait to retire at age 62 - 66 or Full Retirement age. Working at a JOB they hate.
Living is doing what you love, making a difference in other peoples lives and living like there is no tomorrow.
At age 58 I’m excited about getting up at 4:30 a.m, going to the Racquetball court at 6 and starting my work day at 10:00 a.m.
I’ve helped 2 ladies change their lives by helping them understand how to market themselves and help others along the way.
I know by your example the power of duplication and finding my WHY!
It’s never too late, why do we let age 65 dictate when it’s time to go to pasture?
Living life 60 is the new 40