What is stopping you from achieving the life of your dreams? Would you be a success if only your parents had more money? If only your spouse was more supportive? If only you had a nicer car, bigger house, or newer clothes?
A lot of people are dissatisfied with what they have. They think, if only I had a bigger house, better job, the perfect relationship, then I would be happy. In the meantime, they don’t take care of the house/ job/ relationships they do have, and they are unhappy. Does this sound familiar?
We get stuck when we hang onto our excuses and the old story of our life. When we blame other people, and life circumstances, for what we have and have not. You probably know these people: they just can’t do this or that because of what has been done to them. It’s not their fault! It’s just that Life is unfair, and there is nothing they can do.
Yes, Life happens. To all of us. And sometimes it does seem unfair, and sometimes it does seem as if other people have it much better or much worse. But here’s the thing to remember at all times:
Yes, that’s right – other people, the weather, and world-wide events are not the only factors responsible for whether or not you succeed. There is another powerful variable that you have absolute control over. That even is YOUR RESPONSE. Try this new equation:
If you are getting any outcome you don’t want, the only variable you have control over is your response. Hiding inside every problem is an opportunity to try something different, to learn something new.
>Money, job, relationships – whatever the problem, take a look at how you’re responding that keeps creating what you don’t like. This month, we have been talking about the role wise stewardship plays in our success with business, relationships, and money.
This goes back to being a good stewardship of our human assets: our time and energy. When your focus is on the wrong things, you become less effective.
Doing this will lead to the most favorable outcomes. Here are a few tips you can apply to help you get unstuck and start focusing more on YOUR response and less on the events.
Notice when you or others are complaining and blaming.
Shift your story from “what happened to me” to “what I did”. From the “event” to your “response”.
Look for the lessons. Take a good look at your reaction , identify the lessons learned, and then let it go.
And don’t worry – you will make mistakes, we all do, and that is part of the process!
Later this week, we will share the amazing, real-life story of one of our listeners who called into the RichLife show this past weekend. She, along with her husband, put this equation to work in her life and has seen amazing blessings. I am also going to be wrapping up this month January with what I call “The Law of Stewardship” – what it is and how to make it work for you in your life!