Identification + Focus = Massive Achievemen
If I asked you to tell me everything you wanted in life, you probably wouldn’t. You’ve been conditioned to ask for less than your best. If you actually admitted you wanted to be a billionaire, you’ll likely piss somebody off just by saying that out loud.
How dare you want so much money? The only way to get that much money is to hurt and use other people. You’re greedy. Selfish even. I know you’re delusional - you came from nothing, so who are you to think you can make that much money?
In anticipation of this pushback from the masses, you don’t even dream it in your own head when you’re all alone and where no one would see it.
Which is sad, because if you start at a billion dollars, the fun begins. You start to think of all the ways you could become a billionaire. A client of mine, Peter Diamandis once said “If you want to be a billionaire, help a billion people.”
How could you help a billion people?
You may make a study of billionaires. There are 3,311 billionaires as I write this. I’ve personally met about 6 of them, and each is wildly different. One is bombastic, another is shy and reserved. I spoke at an event with a high profile billionaire, and backstage he was nauseous because of his fear of public speaking.
Did you know the inventor of Legos did so well that it’s in its third generation of ownership under Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, who is worth over $5 billion? Parents - think about that the next time you step on a lego in the middle of the night.
Money is only one facet of success. What about love? There is a growing segment of the population who think they are doomed when it comes to love. Some have been hurt and abused in some of the worst ways. They’re afraid to try love because of the risk of getting hurt. Even in their mind they block out love, so they continue to hurt themselves long after the originator of hurt is out of the picture.
I get it. It’s hard. I’ve had tragedies in my life. I’ve struggled and fought with myself against hope. But I held on and any time I had an opportunity, I worked toward strength and strength comes from within. If you can’t dream it exactly as you want it, you won’t get it. But if you can dream it, not only do you open up the possibility of getting it - you may end up with something even better than you could dream up.
If you could love yourself exactly as you are now, for who you are now, how much of a difference could that make?
Yes, you got work to do. Yes you have potential unmet. Yes, you have flaws that need to be dealt with and yes you’ve operated in ways that have hurt others and hurt yourself.
Until you can fully love yourself as you are right now, you hamper your ability to tap into the infinite potential that is inside you.
What would you achieve if you knew only time separates you from the result? I became a Hare Krsna monk when I was 20 years old. The person responsible for taking the movement from India to all over the world was Srila Prabhupada. At the age of 69 he arrived in the US with less than 50 rupees and $20 to his name. In less than a decade, he’d have 108 temples built across the world and write over 60 books.
Yet in the beginning of his mission, before having one serious follower even, he’d remark that the templates and books already were there - only separated by time. It’s that sense of certainty that cultivates focus that will have you push through the setbacks and roadblocks which are inevitable.