Understanding the Success Equation: Principles, Promise & Process
As a behavioral specialist and life mastery strategist, I am often asked why to be people find it so hard to achieve the type of lifestyle they desire, whether they are looking to improve their marriages, build wealth, become an entrepreneur or more. The truth is that there multitudinous reasons why people fail to reach the levels they aspire to.
One of the most common causes of failure is that the individual will have limiting beliefs that work in diametric opposition to the goals they are setting. Anytime that you set a goal that is not in alignment with your core belief system, you place yourself in a state of immediate and constant internal conflict. Although you have decided on a goal and written it down, the limiting beliefs that are the result of your past life experiences and the meaning you gave them are working against you.
Your beliefs set your expectations and God and/or the Universe will never meet you beyond the level of your expectations. Your expectations for yourself become the parameter of your capacity to achieve. Until you change the limiting beliefs and raise your expectations and standards, you will never achieve beyond what your beliefs allow.
Another major cause for failure is that people don’t understand and embrace the principle of process. Most people are becoming aware that there are certain principles associated with success, and behind every principle is a corresponding promise. The problem is that most people want the promise but they want to circumvent the process.
One thing that I teach my clients is that process always precedes the promise. There can be no obtainment of the promise without there first being an endurance of the process. The problem is that most people balk at the process. They don’t want to deal with delay, disappointment, frustration, setbacks and all of the other hardships that are a part of the process necessary to produce the promise.
To exacerbate this train of thought, we live in microwave culture where everyone expects what they want now! When things don’t happen right now, people give up and try something else. They never give consideration that the things that are worth having will take the greatest effort and highest level of commitment. It is simple, if you are not willing to go the distance, you will never achieve those things that bring with them the highest level of fulfillment.
There must be a certain level of implacability associated with your push. You can be easily satisfied with mediocre and average accomplishment. You have to be willing to push inexorably through the difficult moments to achieve those extraordinary results.
Can you be exceptional? Is it possible to do the phenomenal? The answer is an unequivocal yes, but you have to be willing to go the distance, and you have to be willing to endure the process.
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