Change is hard
Change is hard for some people…but…success requires change. We may not always like it but we must accept it. There is a level of acceptance you must start utilizing. This is a long article, but I want to be sure you know the importance I think change has for all of us.
I want to talk about the level of acceptance of change and how it applies to various aspects of your life, as well as what you should be willing to accept.
I’m referring to the level of success you’re willing to accept. This is a problem for you whether you know it or not, and here’s why. You may be willing to accept $100,000 a year in income. That is what your brain is willing to accept; that is what your conscience is willing to accept.
At some point in your life, you set this level of acceptance and decided this was where you needed to be financially. You may even have recited a mantra to motivate you to this level and repeated something such as, “$100,000 is successful.” Or, “for me $100,000 is good enough”. “If I was making $100,000 I’d be happy”. Many motivational speakers encourage this type of motivation.
These may have been words that entered your subconscious by just thinking them, whether you were aware of it or not. They manifest their way into your life and become a part of who you are.
What happened next? Your income started to rise and just as fast as it started to rise, BOOM–it stopped. Where did it stop? I’m willing to bet it stopped near $100,000 because that’s what you set yourself up to be willing to accept.
Acceptance is crucial.
That number could’ve been higher or lower depending on what you, over the years, conditioned yourself as willing to accept.
Acceptance can be with anything in life; I’m not just talking about money. What about relationships? Your level of acceptance might be to let people only get so close to you. You’re only willing to accept this degree of closeness and no more.
It might be in dealing with your children—you’re only willing to accept a certain degree of responsibility with your children. Maybe you’re only willing to accept a certain type of job or a certain type of car; maybe it’s your willingness to accept your body or level of fitness.
This level of acceptance is something you need to be conscious of because, in many cases, this is limiting you in what you are doing.
What do you do about this?
- You realize you have a barrier
- You analyze it
- You discover it
- You acknowledge it
What do you do, and how do you fix it? There is really only one way to get past your current level of acceptance. The one word that comes to mind when I think about this and how to break away from the current level of acceptance is the word “faith”.
How do you use faith to overcome it?
First of all you must realize that accepting this level of acceptance is wrong, you must also have faith there is something more, something beyond it.
Let’s use income as an example.
You realize you’re at $100,000 in income. You realize you’re stuck there. You realize this is a problem. You realize your at your level of acceptance in your life and in your mind, in the way you act and the things you do is at a $100,000 level of mentality, and you cannot move past this point.
What do you do?
What do you do? You have to backtrack. You have to reverse engineer what you’re doing to get this $100,000. How can you multiply what you’re doing to make $100,000 in order to get beyond that to the next step.
Let me be clear on this. If I know I have five tasks that are primarily producing the majority of my income, whether it’s five businesses or five specific tasks that are responsible for my income generation, the question is; can I do more of these tasks?
Doing more of something doesn’t necessarily make it work better. For example, a fly is hitting it’s head against a window. Hitting his head against the window is not going to help that fly get through the window.
More does not necessarily mean better.