I’m going to share something with you that I just discovered. It was one of those little epiphany moments of “aha” that I knew I would remember forever.
This is not a magic trick (though it works like magic). It’s not something you do to other people, in fact it all happens in your mind, to no one else. However, if you do it well and often enough….people who know you will not be able to help seeing how transformed you are.
Let me set this up first.
Everybody is facing issues. Everybody. We all have beliefs about ourselves that limit us, we self-sabotage, beat ourselves up and it usually manifests itself as low self esteem, fear, anxiety, drugs, addictions, etc.
The problem is, you’ll never get over something in your life that causes you pain unless you OWN it. You must control it…or it WILL control you.
Life is about control. Do not misunderstand me here. Life IS about Control.
Sure, you can think that I mean it’s about how many people or money or toys that you control…and you would be wrong. It’s about how you control the most untamed, wily, fierce, unpredictable beast in the world. Your own thoughts.
You must own them, the good, bad and the ugly thoughts that control your actions.
You say: “Way easier said than done. This sounds like self-help babble.”
I say: “Shut up and listen” (thus taking control Sorry, had to inject some humor.
How do you take control when it seems so hard? How do you Own your Life?
There is a formula for Freedom. This is how it was presented to me in the book I just finished (I’ll tell you later)
This “Freedom Formula” is so powerful, tested, true and remarkable that if you apply it, then you are guaranteed to see positive changes. No…not a chance of positive results….a freaking Guarantee.
This is the formula
C > E
Cause is greater than Effect.
(Go with me here…it will be worth the rest of the read, I assure you)
Each of us is basically living on one side of the formula or the other.
Either you are the conscious director and “causer” of the things that happen in your life or you let life just “happen” to you.
Depending on the situation, some of us live on Cause in some areas and Effect in other areas.
Living in Effect is living like a slave. People here are easy to spot because they’re usually bitching, moaning and complaining about their life, looking for government hand outs, or blaming other people for the situations they’re in.
People who live in Cause take action and change their situations that they’re in because they “own” the fact that they created that situation. When you’re living at Cause you take full responsibility for everything in your life. Of course, if something terrible happens to you, an accident, act of God or senseless violence, you didn’t necessarily “cause” that to happen….but you DID cause your reaction to it. You let the reaction control you and put you in the Effect zone.
Living at Cause doesn’t mean feeling guilty of what you have attracted to yourself (positive OR negative)…it is simply about taking Ownership of your life and how it has gotten you to where you are.
Everytime you blame something or someone else for your situation you get weaker and weaker. This is where MOST people live (but not you, not now that you know the answer).
Take full responsibility for where you are. Rely fully upon yourself to get where you want to go.
Cause things to happen to you or Cause yourself to react in a way that benefits you when life takes a crap on your forehead.
Don’t just “live at Cause”….take it a step further.
If you liked this post, please pass it on or leave your comments below. If you’d like to know where I got the inspiration for this post, it was from Sean Stephenson’s new book: “Get Off Your But” which I could not recommend anymore highly if I had written it myself.