The ‘Be-Do-Have’ Success Formula
Success is not about what you do; it’s about who you become.
Every once in a while, it’s good to take a few minutes to really think about who you are and how that compares to who you want to be.
When you do this, you might find that the two things don’t go together.
We’ve been taught to believe that having things lets us do things that help us grow into the people we want to be.
If you told yourself, “I want to have a million dollars in the bank, and then I’ll feel like a millionaire,” you would be using the “have-do-be” formula, which is the wrong way to get rich.
To put it simply, if you want more (money, income, wealth, etc.), you have to BECOME more.
The late Jim Rohn, who was a well-known expert on personal growth, said, “Success is not about what you do; it’s about who you become. What you do and what you try to get will get away from you, like when you chase butterflies. Success is something you bring to yourself by who you are.”
Be x Do = Have
Most people think that if they “have” something (success, more time, money, love, whatever), they can finally “do” something (change careers, move countries, write a book, take up a hobby, go on vacation, buy a home, start a relationship), which will allow them to “be” something (successful, happy, wealthy, content, or in love).
But “havingness” doesn’t bring about “beingness.”
It works the other way around, though. If you act like you are successful, happy, and rich, you will attract those things to you.
This is kind of like pretending until you make it, except you really believe it.
Acting Your Way into a Better Way of Thinking
There’s a saying I like which goes: “it’s better to act your way into a better way of thinking than think your way into a better way of acting”.
But this is only partly true because it is based on the “do-have-be” rule.
You can start acting and behaving like a rich person to start feeling richer and to attract more money.
But “doing” won’t always result in “having,” while “being” will always result in “having.”
If the programme (or mental movie) your subconscious mind is running doesn’t match what you’re doing, you’ll soon go back to your old ways.
It will happen eventually. This is why so many people fail to lose weight, quit smoking, get rich, set and reach goals, keep their New Year’s resolutions, and so on.
Your life will turn out based on the “programmes” or mental movies you have going on in your head, not on what you do or what your goals are.
How to Start ‘Being’ When You Don’t ‘Have’
Many people want to be “successful” but don’t know how to get there. It’s important to know what makes people successful.
It’s not really a fluke, and luck doesn’t have much to do with it.
When you look inside your head, the movie you’re playing about yourself will affect how you feel, what you think, and what you do.
Be-Do-Have is the key to how programming the subconscious mind for success works for you.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world,” was a famous quote from Gandhi.
You have to be the change in yourself that you want to see. You can programme your mind by letting yourself relax and then filling your mind with images of the successful “have” outcome while feeling the emotions that go along with it.
You are becoming automatically what you see in your mind. It has to happen.
When you fill your mind with images and your body with feelings, that will determine what you “do” to make sure you “have.”
This formula works because if you choose a perspective now and act with belief, you can create solutions, chances, and circumstances.
There is a lot more to learning how to use your subconscious mind to help you succeed at anything.
Using the power of your subconscious mind can speed up your success in any area of your life, bringing you great success, making you rich, and helping you build wealth.