Everyone Starts From Nothing
The first thing we want to point out is that everyone starts from nothing. Rich people, poor people, successful people, non-successful people, top achievers, non-achievers – all these people start from a place where they had nothing. Forget about family background, because these aren’t determinants of success – there are as many successful people in this world from poor families as there are from rich families. Let’s focus on one’s personal achievements and knowledge, because these are arguably what one uses to build future success.
You Have Something
The second point we want to make is to invite you to rethink the whole notion that you have nothing. Because every time you think you have nothing, it’s likely the opposite. It’s the whole proverbial notion of whether the glass is half-empty or half-full. There is always something there. The pessimist sees the glass as half empty; the optimist sees the glass as half full. Have you ever considered that the glass has always been all full though? The bottom half is filled with water, and the top half is filled with air.
If you don’t see what you have today as something, that’s because you’ve been living in your own reality for too long, to the point where you take what you have for granted. You’ve developed a mental blindness to the value of what you have. It’s a matter of retuning yourself to recognize those things you have.
Your Problems Are Somethings Too
In fact, everything you have in your life now are all somethings. Including your problems, many of you might be thinking – “How can my problems be of value? They weigh me down. I wish I can get rid of all my life problems.” Consider looking at your problems as an asset to learning. Develop an inquiry type relationship with whatever it is that is holding you back .
Define what your “problems” look like. Are they assets, debt, lack of skills, limiting abilities. Once you identify those so called problems find the solution. Your problems are really your assets in disguise. They are your hidden gold mines waiting to be mined and converted into gold. In fact, you should be grateful you have such problems because they are your keys to abundance. It’s with these problems that you become a richer person (not just in physical wealth, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually).
And Then There Is Something Else
And then even beyond your problems be it liabilities, assets, possessions, knowledge, abilities, skill sets, there is something else that you have. Even if you have nothing to your name, even if you’ve been declared bankrupt, even if you’re in $100 million dollars in debt, even if you are to lose your job or your life has been decimated, you still have something.
You have you.
And that, I’m telling you, is the most powerful thing you can ever have in your entire life. It’s the one thing you ever need in your entire life to create the life you want. Because you have more power in you to create than anything else in the world that you can acquire.
It doesn’t matter whether you are $100 million dollars in debt; you have the ability to reverse it and earn more. (Which was exactly what Donald Trump did – He was $0.9 billion dollars in debt in the 1990s and reversed that in a year, to emerge a billionaire with $3b in net worth – 3 times richer than his highest point of wealth before his debt.)
It doesn’t matter if you have no friends now to speak of; you have the ability to get out there and make new friends. Whatever asset you can acquire is nothing in comparison to your ability to create, synthesize thoughts, break down problems, form solutions, build structures, move mountains, and more.
Focus on What You Want, not What You Have Now
If we always base our decisions on what we have or don’t have in this moment, we’re never going to get far. Because we’re limiting ourselves based on our history. You become a function of your past. You become a shadow of your past. That’s just surrendering yourself to what you had in the past, which is a very disempowering way to live. It merely serves to reinforce the status quo. Your current state is not a determinant of who you can be or what you can have. Remember, you have unlimited power in you. Focus on your WHAT, not your HOW.
Remember everyone starts from somewhere. It doesn’t matter what you have or don’t have now. It’s more important that you get clear on what you want and move toward there. Develop a life plan. Write it down on paper. Get committed to change. Launch yourself into your own life.
If you are struggling on creating momentum reach out to Doug Haldeman at 314-472-3684.