In the last post I challenged you to expand your prosperity consciousness – the window through which you see the world. When you do this, you develop bigger dreams for yourself, then set bigger goals for yourself, then create a better reality for yourself.
Tom raised an outstanding question in the comments. He asked, “I also find myself getting depressed if I can’t always get the ocean view room because it’s just too expensive. How do you deal with wanting the best vs. being realistic?”
This question offers a lot of extremely productive avenues for exploration. First, it immediately makes me want to write five books on the subject. (Oh wait, I already did that.) The next thing that jumps to mind is the almost visceral, adverse reaction I have when hearing the word “realistic” used in contexts like this.
Because so often – like in approximately 98.458 percent of the time – “be realistic” is a code phrase for don’t take risks, don’t dare it, or to validate other limiting beliefs.
Starting Disney Studios wasn’t realistic. Neither was running a sub-four-minute mile, landing on the moon, or creating the Harry Potter series. So let’s eliminate the realistic vernacular from the debate. It’s a bad premise.
A better word to use when considering something that might be considered expensive, extravagant, or not realistic is prudent. We can question whether it is prudent to upgrade to that ocean front room or not. That’s a better frame of reference and one we’ll explore on the next post. Until then, love to see your thoughts below.