How do you think your life should be? – Douglas Vermeeren
As I have taught people around the world I have noticed several common feelings and thoughts around success. It didn’t matter if these people were from a corporate setting, high level executives, prisoners in a maximum security prison, students at a high school or members of a network marketing company. Many of the these common feelings and thought surrounding the ability to create success existed.
I am going to focus on one of these “Rules of success” today. And that rule is:
WE CREATE OUR LIFE TO BE A REFLECTION OF HOW WE THINK LIFE SHOULD BE.
Often people feel that life needs to be far more difficult and hard than it is. They feel that if they don’t create drama or challenge that the rewards life has to offer them aren’t really theirs. I have noticed that people consistently make attaining success much harder than it really needs to be. The truth of the matter is – Success isn’t hard if you’re committed to developing better habits. It’s no more complex than that.
People who believe it to be harder will seek out ways to pay the price beyond what is required. Or they will add steps that do not matter just to give themselves work to do. Success and achievement flow naturally to those who seek to simplify.
Those that think life should be easy understand that the ease of living comes from getting prepared and making smart choices. There are two stories I remember being told once although I can’t remember the source.
The first story is about two farmhands that come to a farmer for a job. The first told of “how hard he could work and how good he was at solving problems.” The second simply said he “could sleep soundly when the storm came.” The farmer needed the help and was intrigued by both answers he hired both men. They both work hard but had very different methods of doing things.
The one day a big storm came and the farmer understood what the second man meant in his interview. The first man had always worked hard and got the job done but at times it was sloppy and a little chaotic. The second man always seemed to finish first and was organized. When the storm came the scone man was prepared and could sleep because he had originally done the job correctly and with preparation against any challenge. The first man was out in the rain trying to fix things he had rushed through or done incorrectly.
Preparation and working correctly allow you to sleep in the storm while others become frantic.
The second story is about a stagecoach company looking to hire drivers to take their passengers through the canyons of Arizona in the old west. The interviewer asked the first driver, “With your skill level how close can you drive to the edge of the cliff before you consider it unsafe?” The first driver responded, “I am skilled enough that I can even let the back wheels of the coach hang over and I will still have control.” The interviewer nodded and then asked the second driver the same question, “How close can you get tot the edge of the cliff?” This driver responded by saying, “I try to stay as far away from the cliff as I can.”
Which driver was hired?
Too many people in life look for how close they can get to trouble. That does not create a life of ease. It is a stressful place to be in and they may get lucky from time to time but it is dangerous place. Eventually things will go wrong.
Where do you put your stagecoach in life? Do you wait until the last minute to pay bills? Do you leave important tasks to do until later? Are you flirting with danger in your job, relationships, finances and more?
Your life is a reflection of how you think it should be.
Douglas Vermeeren – Are you ready to level up? You’ve come to the right place. Douglas Vermeeren is considered one of the top leaders in personal development and achievement psychology. He is considered by many to be the modern day Napoleon Hill for his extensive research into the lives and psychology of more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. Douglas Vermeeren is the creator of The Personal Power Mastery program which helps you unlock your most powerful self and created positive changes in your life.
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