You are where you are in life at present pretty much due to the decisions you have made. Much of what happens to you from now on will be due to the things you did (or didn’t do) in the past. Of course you can choose to believe in fate, genetics, even Karma……. but when it comes down to it, you are the Captain of your own ship.
Let me give you some examples.
- If you’re not rich and you want to be….. why aren’t you. It is because you have not CONSISTANTLY done what rich people do.
- If you are overweight and you want to be thin….. why aren’t you. It’s because you have not CONSISTANTLY done what thin people do (it’s also because the modern western diet of high fructose corn syrup, MSG and non organic food resets the hypothalamus to lower your metabolism)
- If you are not enjoying dentistry to the degree you once did…… why aren’t you. It is probably because you have lost your passion, your drive.
As I said, you are the Captain of your ship. And as always happens someone will come out with an excuse that what has happened to them wasn’t their fault. And sometimes that’s true. But most of the time, it’s your fault. Not your wifes, not the neighbours, not your stock brokers…….. yours.
It’s all down to you.
So let me ask you a question.
“What do you want?”
You see I know what you need. You need food, water, shelter and social interaction. But what do you WANT?
- Do you want to make a million pounds?
- Do you want to be the next J.D.Hull?
- Do you want to own your own island?
- Do you want to weigh a certain weight?
- Do you want to look a certain way?
- Do you want to feel a certain way?
- Do you want to go Cliff Diving in South America?
- Do you want to learn to fly a Helicoptor?
- Do you want to spend most of your time in the garden?
- Do you want to race camels under the gaze of the pyramids?
What do you want? And why do you want it?
Do you know? Or do you just THINK you know?
So my question to you is, if there is something you wanted that you haven’t achieved………. why haven’t you achieved it?
The answer is partly because you don’t want it badly enough.
The problem with most of us westerners is that we reach a certain point where we become comfortable. We think, oh this will do. I can put my feet up now. And you start coasting like a sail boat with no one in charge. The suns out, the waters are calm, and there is a nice gentle breeze to guide you on. Time to sit back and open a nice bottle of red. Because that’s what you THINK you want.
Are those storm clouds on the horizon? Ah, it’ll be ok. Think I’ll have a little snooze.
You know there are reefs around here don’t you?
It’ll be fine. Stop bothering me.
NO, IT WON’T BE FINE.
If you don’t have a plan, a roadmap as it were, then you are sailing randomly towards the rocks. Now the person in the boat next to you, he’s heading towards those same rocks………. but he sees them. He’s fighting like a bastard to change his course to steer round them. Because he knows what he wants. He knows where he is going. He sees the danger. Not only does he know what he wants, he knows what he DOESN’T want.
You laugh at him and sip champagne.
This is why so many people got their arses handed to them on a plate financially in 2001/2008. They listened to the wrong people and didn’t do a “worst case scenario” of their finances. They invested money in bubbles when every bubble from the dawn of time has popped.
They were coasting. You might say “but those people wanted more money, that’s why they invested. It’s not their fault the stock market tanked”.
Really? There were many people NOT invested, and they sailed through the financial storm unscathed. The latter knew what they wanted……… which means they knew what they wanted to AVOID. They wanted growth in funds with protection of capital. They saw the reef and protected themselves.
So I ask again, what do you want and what do you want to avoid?
The two go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other.
I merely ask the question.
And several years ago I wrote for myself a goal setting system that dealt with all this. This system eventually became my Mastermind alliance product http://www.gdpresources.com/mastermind.shtml
It constantly ceases to amaze me how few people have direction in their life. They don’t know where they are going, and they wouldn’t even know how to get there if they did. Is that how you want to live your life, because it’s not how I want to live mine?
Your life is what you make it.
By the way if anyone thinks that the financial situation of this country (and the rest of the world for that) is on the mend………. well I’ve got some shares in Enron to sell you.
This from Australia
Stephen Hudson BDS, MFGDP, DRDP
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