“the truth hurts”
BUT it can also set you free.
The idea that we are the cause of every effect in our lives disturbs some people. They’d rather be at the effect end of forces outside of their control. Bad luck. A piss poor education. Parents who didn’t love them enough. Tight-arsed banks. Not being born into wealth. Incompetent politicians. The economy.
Blame everything and everyone outside of the common denominator.
For a business owner, it’s a fatal perspective.
Now that might seem obvious to those of us who are awakened to the reality of ourselves, but what’s obvious to some is oblivious to others.
And you cannot escape a prison unless you know you’re in one.
Hence why only 1% of business owners enjoy the entrepreneurial dream of financial freedom and ultimate lifestyle choice. To become all we are capable of becoming takes courage. To get yourself and all of your “stories” out of the way and accept the falsity of your own convictions, is the ultimate act of responsibility. And that’s how the truth can set you free – giving you the ability to respond (response – ability) rather than react (re-action – i.e. a behaviour that is produced habitually).
The quality of your life is determined by your beliefs. It was yesterday, it is today, and it will be tomorrow.
The ceiling on how much personal wealth you generate is determined by your beliefs. Your physical health and how fit you are is determined by your beliefs. The nature and quality of your relationships is determined by your beliefs.
And your beliefs are what stand in the way of you and everything you aspire to in your entrepreneurial life.
Cause and effect is absolute.
But the truth gets even more liberating when you recognise that your beliefs are effects too…
You didn’t originate the vast majority (if not all) of your beliefs. When you made your debut on this beautiful blue planet you weren’t white, black, asian, muslim, christian, jewish, buddhist, hindu, sikh or any other of the myriad of labels society puts on people. You were a human being in its most perfect form. An empty cup waiting to be filled. And filled you were. And now, you have the ability to reject and neglect ideas.
You could now choose to watch my leading edge success strategies for entrepreneurs & business owners, The 4 Pillars of Mastery and reject the ideas within them. You could also neglect the ideas by not doing anything with them.
Or, you could accept them and take action.
You are at choice.
But when you were born, you were not at choice. In fact, you didn’t have the ability to reject or neglect an idea until your conscious mind formed between the ages of 4 and 6 (when we say the child is “eating from the tree of reason” – demonstrated by continually asking the “why” question). Every idea. Every thought. Every shift in mood – you took it all in and didn’t question it. All you could do was accept ideas. And that’s why so much of the human race still dances to tunes written thousands of years ago. We’re all products of someone else’s habitual way of thinking, some of us more than others.
So what breaks the cycle?
Awareness is the process of bringing light to the darkness, that is, making the unconscious, conscious.
This is what Carl Yung meant when he said “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
You’re unconscious to most, if not all of the ideas poured into you in your formative years. As much as they determine the quality of your life from the process described in The 4 Pillars of Mastery they do not define you.
Let me repeat that – because it’s the most important thing I’ve ever written to you…
…your beliefs do not define you.
Christian Simpson is the UK’s leading coach and mentor to business owners and entrepreneurs. For COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS to tried, tested and proven entrepreneurial success strategies, click here