By now almost every Advisor knows the Universal Principle, "What you put your attention on grows." This is how you create the experience of your own reality. But what do most of us do? We complain about those things we don't have, instead of being grateful for what we do have. So what grows stronger in our life? Those things we didn't want in the first place!
Why do we complain? One reason is because we are so much creatures of habit. But that's another way of saying we do things unconsciously, without awareness. We wake up in the morning and our mind just starts going automatically. And because the mind and body are intimately connected, the body follows.
Thoughts Carry Energy
Positive thoughts carry positive energy, and negative thoughts carry negative energy. If you want to have unlimited energy, the place to start is with your thoughts. Notice how many of the approximately 60,000 thoughts per day are positive versus negative. After about 10 minutes, you'll notice a pattern. So what to do?
Practice being at peace with whatever is, not what you'd like it to be. We all know this, so why is it so hard to do? Because we like to control everything. The ego mind likes to maintain control, and it can do so only when it convinces you that you are not at peace right here, right now, with what is.
The ego mind complains, compares, analyzes. It tries to make you believe that real peace and happiness lie just around the corner, IE: As soon as you say, do, become, achieve, attain or possess someone or something else. In fact, it will generate thoughts such as, "How will I ever get ahead and accomplish my goals if I just accept what is?" (FYI: Unconditional acceptance of everyone and everything leads to lack of struggle, not lack of success.)
So don't believe everything you think! Don't get too attached to those thoughts. I love it when Advisors tell me, "But Max, you don't understand." Oh yes I do! Your ego is trying to get me to buy into either your negativity or excuses under the guise of, "My situation is different." To some degree, we're all addicted to our beliefs.
Instantly Change Your Life
Want to change your life? Many Advisors don't. It's too scary, and they prefer not to take responsibility. However, taking responsibility actually empowers you and gets you out of victim mode. Now you can begin to take back real control over your destiny!
Try this for 30 days: Don't complain, don't gossip and don't criticize. And don't be surprised if you find there's nothing to talk about for the first few days! That's how deeply ingrained we are in this habit of complaining. All we're doing here is changing a habit, but a habit that has infinite implications for your business, health, wealth and well being.
Begin to notice your words, and watch out for the ego's defenses such as, "I'm not complaining, I'm just telling the truth." You're telling your version of the truth, which is really just your opinion. Even seemingly simple "facts" such as, "It's hot out today" will start to bring your energy level down throughout the day, so be careful. (The fact is, it's not hot out, it's 95 degrees. Some people are very comfortable at that temperature, or they may have been waiting all year for it so they can go swimming, etc.)
Commit to not complaining, gossiping or criticizing for 30 days to establish a new habit, and see if it doesn't rock your world! Your attitude will become amazing. Your energy will soar. Your attractiveness to clients will increase significantly. Your business, health and personal relationships will never be the same. Post a reply and let me know your results.