Recently I was invited to attend a seminar on the Millionaire Mindset. It is coming up next February 2019 here in Vienna and on the recommendation of a good friend, I obtained a free ticket. I have also purchased the book by the author T. Harv Eker and have begun to read it. What I have read so far appeals to my nature, and not only applies to wealth creation but personal development in general.
There are several principles espoused so far one includes:
'If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.'
The second I would like to share:
'Thoughts lead to feelings,
Feelings lead to actions.
Actions lead to results.
Fantastic. We do live in a duality. Both positive and negative, light and dark and we must embrace this. We know this from our body. We are sick, then healthy only to be sick again at some point. We cannot really prevent it, but we can lessen the effects.
Take the first quote, this suggests that it is the inner and outer world that needs work and the author suggests this is where he gained financial success. The inner side. Many authors speak of this, from John Maxwell, to Tony Robbins and they are all onto something.
In your life, what happens when you also give your thoughts some focus. When you review what you say to yourself and how you speak to yourself. When I coach people in Voice it is the same thing.
'Oh no, I cannot sing......
My teacher told me to be quiet and not present in public.....
I could not possibly go up onto stage and say a few words....
Please don't ask me.'
It is interesting as a Trainer to watch people squirm when they are put on the spot. Whether in a learning situation or a group situation, people are somehow taught not to speak up, to take a chance and risk being wrong.
It is the risking being wrong/right or whatever that perhaps is the difference. In that exact moment, you have a choice. If you look at the second quote by T. Harv Eker it says, thoughts create feelings. When you think you cannot, you won't. It is Mel Robbins, you says you have 5 seconds. Otherwise you miss out. 'Who wants to say a few words? 5 seconds.......' Otherwise you miss out.
So, what is the solution or advice here?
Change your principles, find some to live by. Not just be a good person, but how. Make your principles your own. Don't copy someone else.
Then live them. Make them work for you.
These will spur you into better feelings which as the quote says means you will take action. Action will lead to a result, whether what you want or not, it will be a result.
It is better to take an action and fail and try again, win, lose or whatever than to remain in the wish camp. I am now planning my 2019 and putting in some of the 'wishes' I have discussed previously in my life. Now is the time to risk, take action and see what happens. Then I can say, I have done it. I have acted on my thought.
This is the action. Act on the thoughts. When they are right for you, they will lead you somewhere. Go for it.
David Corcoran is a Executive Voice Coach. He helps people take responsibility for their communication. This Blog contains his regular musings, thoughts and ideas. He is based in Vienna, Austria.