Setting Your Sights on Higher Ground
|January 9, 2008||Posted by Roshawn Watson under Uncategorized|
For me, watching movies is always enjoyable , but reading books and attending conferences and meetings keep me motivated. Nonetheless, in addition to visiting family and catching up on flicks over the holidays, I also made time for some meetings as well. One of these meetings was particularly challenging me. As I sat listening, I realized that the speaker had literally challenged the magnitude of everything that I was currently pursuing: every investment, every plan, every venture, and every dream that I then had was minute compared to what he was talking about. (Sometimes the problem with these types of events is that they create much discontentment with our current situations).
Honestly, I felt so disappointed in myself initially. I do not recall when I shrunk my dream down to something so….reasonable! Let me be clear, by most people accounts, my dreams and plans are VERY progressive. For example, when I told people that I was going to pay off my credit cards, buy a house, and pay off my car debt all within 2006, few people believed me until I achieved it (SEE STORY HERE). 2007 was an even better year for me (since I dumped all of that debt); I was able to double my investments, significantly increase my net worth, easily shed a student loan, amongst other things. Now I am extremely grateful for my good fortune, but during this meeting, I realized that my sights were set FAR too low. I heard one man say it this way “…whether you think you can or you think you cannot, either way, YOU ARE RIGHT!” At this point, he was netting $30 million dollars a month and one of the most extraordinary givers I know of.
The problem is that I was judging my plans by what I knew I could do instead of pushing myself towards financial excellence. According to T Harv Ekers,
“too often, we choose to play it small because we are scared of failure…”
Simply put, the trainer began to think big. It goes back to the law of income: you will be paid in direct proportion to the value you deliver according to the marketplace. The four factors determining value in the marketplace are (1) supply, (2) demand, (3) quality, and (4) quantity. In his fantastic book “Secrets of a Millionaire Mind,” T Harv explains that the problem for most people is quantity. In other words, most people do not present enough value to the market place (notice they may still present quality work). We simply do not serve or affect enough people. His trainer’s net worth increased significantly because he decided to significantly expand his business. His trainer got his sights off of what he could do alone and began to rally support for his dream. His dream became expansive, and so did his net worth.
“It marks a big step in your development when you come to realize that other people can help you do a better job than you could alone.” (Andrew Carnegie)
Moreover, “any dream that (you) can achieve without the help of other people is too small.” (John C. Maxwell)
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