Do you know what they don’t tell you in the self-help and personal success books out there?
They don’t tell you that your problems get bigger the more successful you become.
Now, to the average, small-minded person, that small dose of reality turns them off. That’s why they play small. It’s no exaggeration that more people fear success more than they fear failure.
The former US Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles said, “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year”.
A lot of people do. And the problem’s not the problem.
I bet you’ve got problems.
I know I have. And they’re much bigger than they were 12 months ago.
How big are yours?
If there’s one thing that separates winners from whingers it’s how they deal with problems. Winners always rise to the challenge, whingers don’t.
I don’t enjoy having problems. Anything getting in the way of my objective is a royal pain in the arse.
But I’ve come to understand that problems are necessary.
You see, that’s another thing they don’t tell you in the self-help books; your problems are the solution. They’re the gift. If you want more success in your life, get more problems to overcome.
Now why would anyone recommend you get more problems? Surely the idea is to have less?
Not at all. Not if you want greater success in your life. You see, life doesn’t give you what you want, it gives you who you are.
Now you can easily skip that nice snazzy little quote of mine without really grasping what it means, so, for good measure, here’s further clarity.
Your existing results are a direct consequence of your current level of consciousness. In other words, the results you experience, in every aspect of your life, reveal what level of awareness you operate at in that part of your life.
“By their fruits (results) you shall know them (level of consciousness)”.
Problems don’t exist just for the sake of it. They’re not there to just make your life difficult and get in the way, even though, in our ignorance, it appears they are.
On the contrary, problems exist to serve. They’re the elevators by which we come to higher levels of functioning.
In overcoming the problems of today, you become the person capable of creating better results tomorrow. In other words, you’re now operating at a higher level of consciousness.
Our problems get bigger the more successful we become because we get bigger.
This is a natural law, a universal principle. Its expression is evidenced everywhere. For example, in school, the questions posed to a 16-year old student are much more complex and difficult than those posed to a 9-year-old. That’s because they’re at a higher level of intellectual development.
It’s not different in the gym. Today I’m using weights I’d struggle to pick up a few years ago. Conversely, my personal trainer lifts weights that would make my eyes pop out. That’s because he’s overcome the challenge and is more advanced in this particular area of life than I am. His results are superior to mine.
That’s why I’m more than happy to invest in his mentorship. He can clearly accelerate my success because he’s done it for himself.
Enjoy your day!
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