Too Busy Being Right to Win
You want the competitive edge, right?
We’re not talking about being some cutthroat underhanded shyster.
We are discussing what it takes to…
get the competitive edge in such a way that you not only keep your soul, you honour it.
I’d known Maggie for years, and I’d watched her financially struggle which to me was ridiculous as Maggie is an extremely talented individual. One evening a few of us were grabbing a bite to eat and a couple of drinks. No one was drunk however, the beverages were lubricating the lock on the vault of where Maggie kept some of her truths. We were laughing and joking around when one of our group said to Maggie;
“So, when are you going to hit the big time Maggie?”
Maggie’s response was as honest as it could be, nonetheless, it wasn’t true. “I don’t know, I’m really stuck. I keep doing all the things the guru’s tell me to do, but it’s just not working.”
The person who asked the original question shot back an answer so quickly that it cut to the bone of each of us listening in. “Well, whatever you’re doing isn’t working.”
It sounded harsh and maybe even a little mean but the fact was, the statement was right on target.
Maybe each one of us is too busy being right to go to the next level in our lives?
This may come as a shock to you, however, the reason so many people are dissatisfied with their lives is that they are willing to be satisfied with the crap they have been believing. Put simply: many people can’t be bothered to think about what they’ve been believing. I know it sounds crazy, as most people would say that they think all the time. But do they? Objectively thinking about and examining our beliefs is just too much work for some people.
Strangely enough, those not willing to do this kind of work are all too often the same folks who don’t mind doing more than their fair share of complaining. Our beliefs determine the way in which we react to any given situations because our beliefs by their very nature are based on history. What that means is most people are reacting (doing what they always do) based on their history.
Now the question is: Why should you care? Because, the ego-mind which has been running your life says that the future will be the same as the past. Therefore there is nothing you can do right now to change things. The ego-mind likes things to stay the same because that makes them predictable. Therefore as far as the ego-mind is concerned examining a belief or two is not an option.
And people wonder why their lives seem like re-runs? The answer is painfully obvious: Even if the situation is or could be different, we just react in the same old way and turn it into exactly what we expect. Until we are willing to examine our beliefs and rethink their contemporary relevance, we remain victims of our own perceptual history and it’s a history we are, in one form or another, actively creating over and over again.
To truly gain the competitive edge, to take that leap in quantum consciousness, to have wealth mastery in all its forms we must be willing to look at, examine, and admit what we are doing that’s not working!
Please note this is not even for a moment about beating the crap out of yourself for making mistakes. This is about being willing to see what doesn’t work in order to begin doing what does work.
My challenge to you is this…
Are you willing to be wrong about what’s not working?
Because until you are willing to look at and change that, it will continue not to work.
Giving you the competitive edge without losing your soul. Please keep in mind this important leadership tip on leading through language with Bart Egnal:
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