If you are like most people, 2018 is basically a rerun of 2017, which is a rerun of 2016, which is a rerun of 2015.
Do you ever wonder why that is?
Do you want to know why some people are breaking through and creating successful businesses and you are still struggling with the same old problems?
The reason is your mindset.
What we experience in life is a reflection of the frameworks and beliefs that we view life through. Frameworks are like the frames of your glasses, and beliefs are like the lenses.
In order to change your life, to breakthrough to the next level of success, you must change your glasses!
Many people have a framework based on survival. They live their lives in the
context of competition and scarcity.
They pit themselves against the experience of lack.
They regard other people as competitors who are all out to take away their chance for the prize.
If each year is pretty much like that past one:
get up in the morning,
drag yourself to work,
struggle through the day,
inch your way home through traffic,
eat and drink and watch television until you fall asleep on the couch,
crawl into bed at some point,
and sleep until the alarm wakes you to do it all again…
then you can be sure it is time for you to change your mind.
The good news is that you CAN change your mind.
But this is challenging until you learn how it is done.
This survival framework guarantees that you will experience a stress-filled life.
Worries and anxiety will dominate your days and nights.
High levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, will keep your nervous system on alert, and the energy you need to thrive will be spent on merely surviving.
Most of this survival framework was put in place by you during the ages of 0–7 years.
Can you believe it?
What did you know about life and how the world works when you were such a little child?
Of course, you knew next to nothing,
and your brain was very busy, every day,
figuring out how to survive,
because that was your brain’s job:
to make sure you lived long enough to grow up and reproduce.
Reproduction is the physical imperative of the biological being you are.
But now you are grown,
and unless you have taken conscious and deliberate steps to transform your mindset,
you are still reacting to life
and being triggered to act in ways that were embedded in your being while you were a child.
It is your responsibility to transform your current mindset
to a set of consciously chosen beliefs
based on deliberate strategies designed by you to get you where you want to go.
Do you have dreams and visions?
Do you know your life purpose?
Are you doing what you came into this world to do?
Are you making that unique contribution to life that only you can make?
I hope so.
Because the world needs you.
You are not here by accident.
You came here with something to offer.
It is up to you to create the strategic mindset
to carry you from where you are to where you want to go,
and along the way make your contribution to life.
Your income is a major indicator of how closely you are aligned
With your true potential,
And how much of the value of contribution
Is available in the marketplace.
Is 2018 going to be a repeat of 2017, and 2016, and 2015?
Or are you going to create a strategic mindset to take you from where you are to where you want to be?