What if I told you there was a way in which you could have literally everything you wanted in life? And what if I then told you that there was only one simple, but not easy step, you had to take in order to achieve it? Would you think I'm crazy and write me off as a nutcase? Or would you be intrigued?
If you are the latter – intrigued – then this post is for you. Please read on, and after reading, let me know what you think in the comments.
My whole life I have been on a journey to understand myself, and discover who I really am. For the longest time I thought it strange that I wasn't sure who I was. However, I'm happy to report to you dear reader, that not only is this common, it's perfectly sane. The quest to reconnect with our spirit, what some would call our “soul”, is a quest many of us are on. I'm one of them.
In my quest for reconnection, understanding, and peace, I have learned various methods of meditation. Being part Native American (Mescalero Apache), I went on a spirit journey when I was young, and found my first spirit animal – turtle. During BTS this past August, I was granted a second – dog.
For the past week, I have made meditation and introspection a serious and consistent daily practice.
I have woken up each day at 5 AM to listen to Holosync for 30 minutes, and then either use a meditation from my Aura Seeing course, the Awakening Power cd, or listen to a paraliminal from Learning Strategies.
In preparation for the 2013 Train The Trainer with Jack Canfield, I am studying The Success Principles. Success principle #1 is the “simple but not easy step” I told you about before – Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life.
It is you who creates the quality of life you lead and the results you produce.
– Jack Canfield
This morning I listened to Holosync for the seventh day in a row. I wrote a purchase order for the Universe, and listened to the Belief paraliminal. I want to share the lesson I learned this morning with you now.
For the longest time, I had in my head a vision that I never had enough friends. That, as growing up, I always had to call people to go skateboarding, biking or whatever. For many years, I felt as if I didn't really have any good and true friends.
This morning I came to understand that was never the case.
And not only was it never the case, my ego had been deluding me for many years, telling me that a “true friend” would call me and come to me, rather than me having to go to him. Because I had to work at it, these people must never had really cared much about me.
Wow – now isn't that a nice thought! Yeah, not so much.
The lesson that I came to understand is this: we blind ourselves to what we have, which is what we've always wanted to have because of the work it takes to achieve it.
I had to call my friends to play. I had to ride my bicycle to their house in order to spend time with them. As a teenager, I had to drive over to them rather than they driving to me. I was so blinded in the effort it took (and what little effort it really was), that I was unable to see what was so clearly in front of me – fantastic friends who cared a lot about me.
So what does this have to do with being an entrepreneur? Everything!
As entrepreneurs, we do a lot of work. When I went for a walk yesterday with my wife, it was the first time I had left the house in almost 72 hours. What had I been doing most of those 72 hours? Working! And yes I did get to spend time with my family. But I think you get the point.
We get so caught up in the forward motion, the building of our business, that we don't stop and see what is plainly in front of our eyes – everything that we've ever wanted.
You wanted freedom? You've got it.
You wanted to work from home to spend time with your family? You've got it.
You wanted to surround yourself with only those people who will help you succeed and vice versa? You've got it
Life isn't what you make of it, it is what you make it.
– Me (this morning)
We create our worlds. I have that power. You have that power. You've been doing it all along, whether you're conscious of it or not.
I've always wanted a group of friends that I loved to spend time with, and who wanted to spend time with me, and who would support me. I've always wanted my own family, a family I can love and support. I've always wanted a child that I could raise to be an excellent person, and teach them everything that I have learned.
I've created all of this in my life, and so much more. And you can to.
It is only by acknowleding that you have crated everything up until now that you can take charge of creating the future you want.
– Jack Canfield
But it's going to take effort, and at first it might be hard. Not everyone is willing to take 100% responsibility for her life, and acknowledge that he has created everything that currently exists in his life.
The first step of AA is. “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.” It's no coincidence that the first success principle is taking 100% responsibility for your life.
If you truly want to get everything in life that you desire, you're going to have to take that important first step. And I will tell you from my experience having recovered from alcoholism and creating the life I always wanted, and now taking it even further by studying, living, and sharing the Success Principles with others, that you can do it to.