In the last weeks’ posts, I said I was going to share with you the essence of what The Roadmap to Success program teaches. And please be clear that there’s a difference between “the essence” and the whole story. If you find the essence of interest, you can access the whole story at http://www.unshackledleadership.com/the-roadmap-to-success-program.
In the previous post, I explained the incredibly simple and straight-forward creation process. For you and I, it’s analogous to the creation process for a farmer. To grow corn, for example, you only need three things: fertile soil, corn seeds and water.
For you and I, the process is the same, just different components. For us, we awake every day into the fertile soil of creation, the seeds are our thoughts and the water is our emotions. I asked you to think about this as the week proceeded, to map it onto your experience, and see if you can see how this applies to your life and those of others you know well. I hope you’ve done this and will continue to find evidence of how this works so you can begin to apply the creation process in your life.
This week, let’s explore what all this means on a very practical level. And I warn you up front, you’re either going to love or hate what I’m about to say:
First, you must understand that there is no such thing as a neutral thought. Every thought gets planted in the soil of creation and produces on some level. It just has to be this way. The soil can’t select the good thoughts from the bad ones. So no thought is neutral. Because of this, life is not happening to you, it’s happening from you. You really want to get that one. Life is not happening to you, it’s happening from you. You’re not what you often think you are, a victim of the world you see. You’ve created the world you see.
That’s the toughest thing to accept for most people. People think life’s circumstances just happen and all we get to do is to respond to these random circumstances. Nothing could be further from the truth. You’re the creator of all of your circumstances. I’ll bet you can’t even imagine that you’re that powerful. Well guess again. You really are.
Take a moment and think about something in your life you’re really happy about. . . . Congratulations, you created that. Now take a moment and think about something in your life you’re not so happy about. . . . Congratulations, you created that too!
Again, this is something that unfortunately most people are not willing to believe. Why? Because it means you have to take responsibility for everything in your life! Everything in your life is there because you created it being there. What’s not in your life is not there because you haven’t created it being there. You may not like that, but that’s just the way it is. I recommend you start accepting it.
Why? Because it’s really very very good news. If you really think about it, it becomes evident that if you want to change anything in your life, all you have to do is to change your thinking about it. Wow. You can give up all your efforts to change other people and your circumstances and work on the only thing that will ever make a permanent difference in your circumstances: your thoughts about you and your circumstances.
Want more money, change your thinking about money. Want more success, change your thinking about what you deserve and what success means. Want better relationships, give up your judgments about other people and learn to think in more loving ways. Want to improve your health, change your thoughts about exercise and diet and who you are as a human being.
If you run a company and have lots of problems and challenges, stop spending all your time worrying about and/or trying to fix your problems and challenges. Those thoughts will just produce more problems and challenges. Instead, follow the procedure laid out in Chapter 19 of Unshackled Leadership, /unshackled-leadership-the-book/. Create a vision for your company, then create a strategic objective, and then live every day like that strategic objective is indeed your reality, and step back and watch those seeds become a reality.
The point here is that life is not meant to be a struggle. It was actually set up for you to win and have what you want. If that’s not happening, it’s just because you either don’t understand the game or are not playing it consistent with what you want. Either way, you have the power to change all of that.
To be continued . . .