In my last post, I asked the question: are there tried and true, timeless, unchanging principles that, if you understand and apply, success must follow? My answer was: yes! OK, so what are they?
First: there is no such thing as a neutral thought. You are an infinitely creative being and what you have been given to create with is your mind. Every thought you have gets planted in the fertile soil of creativity and produces a result. You might think of it this way: the universe is eavesdropping on your thoughts. It is designed to reproduce for you whatever your mind is thinking about. This is why there is no such thing as a neutral thought. Every thought creates on some level.
The consequence of this, is that you are always looking at the results of your past thinking. Life is not happening to you, it’s happening from you. You have to understand that your eyes are always lying to you. When you awake and open them, you think you are seeing the world as it is. That is completely not true. What you’re seeing is a movie being played back to you, which you created as a result of your thinking in the past.
But hardly anyone thinks this way. People think there is a world, that they have nothing to do with its creation, that they are literally a victim of it, and they have no choice but to respond to it. No! You are not the victim of the world you see, you created the world you see. Again, all you ever see are the results of your past thinking.
Here’s the challenge and the opportunity. First the challenge: this means that you have to take responsibility for everything in your life. What’s in your life is there because you created it, all of it! What’s in your life, that you’re happy about, is there because you created it. What’s in your life, that you’re not happy about, is there because you created that too. Like it or not, that’s how it is.
So here’s the good news and the opportunity: you have access to the one and only thing that you need to have access to; to change anything in your life: You! How great is that? You don’t have to change your job, your employees, your competition, your relationships, the economy, how hard you work, or don’t work, or anything else. There is a simple formula for how life works: your beliefs determine your thoughts, your thoughts determine your feelings/emotions, your thoughts and feelings determine your actions and your actions produce the results in your life. So, to change any results, go back to the beginning and change your beliefs or your thoughts.
This is so simple, it’s almost ridiculous. But in practice, it is really, really hard to do. That’s why smart people have a coach, which is why I ended my last post with the statement: “If you or anyone in business you know is not producing the results you or they would like, please send an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send you my schedule where you can arrange a free, no-obligation, one-hour coaching session to discuss your business challenges and see if the Unshackled Leadership philosophy, which has literally helped thousands, is right for you”.