Attention: You’ve Just Won $600 Million!
Think about what you’d do if you woke up tomorrow morning as the biggest Powerball winner in history! Who
could you be if you had that much money?
Stop for a minute . . . . Imagine how $600 million feels to you. You’re numb at first, but then your mind starts spinning. You feel excitement swelling up from you belly to your chest, a warm glow . . . .
OK. Snap back to reality. We’ve had our fantasy moment . . . Now let’s talk.
What’s missing in your life right now?
If you’re like me, you’d like to make some changes in your life. Oh, sure, you’re not looking for a major life overhaul. You just tell yourself, “If I could have ______________, I’d do ___________ and be happy . . . generous . . . fulfilled . . . free . . . I’d be the kind of person I’ve always wanted to be.”
Don’t get me wrong! Things are good enough in your life right now. You probably aren’t bursting into tears over some tragedy. (If you are, I’m sorry.) But you’re not outrageously happy either. You want something more . . . something different . . . something better.
You’re in the “if only . . . then” loop
I know you have a list . . . that list of all the stuff you wish were different in your life (different, as in – better). I know you have a list because everyone keeps this kind of list. But consider this: everyone’s “if-only” list is what funds the lottery system. You feel like having “something more” will fix what you feel is missing.
You may not play the lottery, but you feel it in your gut when something triggers your list. It starts small then turns into a dull ache inside. You think, “If only I could just catch a break. If I could just get ______________, then I’d be the person I truly want to be.”
My $100,000 lesson
When you’re a dreamer, like me, that ache is almost constant. But I was a dreamer more than a doer. And those times I did get my butt in gear to DO something, it was focused on what I wanted to HAVE so I could BE who I wanted to be.
If you’ve read my book, I told about my huge real estate investing failure. Yes, I lost over $100,000 of real money.
What I didn’t know was that my HAVE, DO, BE mindset was the trigger. It’s what blinded me to not see all the mistakes I was making.
We’ve been taught to see life all backwards
I had it all backwards. You see, I believed what the advertisers told me. Take a good look at TV commercials sometime. (Just let them play instead of pushing fast forward.) You’ll get a clear message that HAVE-DO-BE will solve all your problems. Here’s what they tell you . . .
- You don’t measure up (FAILURE)
- Buy this product. (HAVE)
- Use it. (DO)
- You are a success. (BE)
Click the following link and see this principle in action: Clean shirt = tennis success.
The “Be-Do-Have” mindset shift
Consider this . . . you and I were suckered. The truth is that we have to BE then DO then HAVE.
What could this change in thinking do for you?
Think of the possibilities . . . . Your success shows up in your life because you’re happy. You’re being honest with yourself and others. You’re being one who follows through and keeps promises, etc.
The cool thing is that you get to choose who you want to be. Yes! You can change! If you want to be a different person, you simply have to make the choice.
Decide to BE the kind of person who DOes what is needed to HAVE the life you want.
Change comes from asking powerful questions
Here is the question that is changing my life. I offer it here so you can grab on to it as well:
Who would I BE and what would I DO if I already HAD ______________?
Chew on this question for a little bit and let me know if it impacts you like it did me.
Next time: I’m talking about why willpower and motivation won’t help you get the life you want.
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