What’s your next chapter? What is the next chapter of your life? I don’t care how young you are, how old you are. I want to turn the tables back on you. I want you to think about where you’ve been. I want you to think about why are you here. There is a new chapter starting in your life, in your business, in your relationship. And it’s going to start right now.
How does a human get to the next level? That’s the question. Wherever you are now, in any area of life, it could be a clinical arena like how you feel, it could be relationships or it could be performance. The question we’re always looking at is, how do we get better than we are today? How do we get to more? The people who learn how to prime their brain every single day to take the actions that they should take, the people who prime their brain to visualize the obstacles that are in the way of their goals and visualize them overcoming their obstacles because they’ve created a plan and thought about it in advanced are the ones to achieve the goals and dreams that they set.
You have to make a conscious choice everyday to expose your mind to positive messages. So I put myself up on a regimen, I do this everyday and I suggest that you do it. Write this down. Number one, listen to motivational messages everyday. If you have chosen your future, a set of tapes or CDs that we produce or creating your greatest life, I guarantee you if you do what I’m sharing with you right now, for 6 straight months everyday, your life will never be the same again. I guaranteed it one hundred percent.
I believe every single one of us has genius within us. I believe every single one of us has this brilliance longing to see the light of today. I believe every single person on the planet has a mighty mission and is available for a magnificent obsession in their own original way. Genius is so much less about nor genetics and genius is so much more about your daily habits. The eminent American psychologist, James Lynn, uses a term called capitalization. And what he has found is that the best footballers, the best boxers, the best hip hop artist, the best painters, the best entrepreneurs are not the most gifted people in the room. They just exploit whatever talent they have more than their peers in their industry and that’s capitalization. So what I’m trying to suggest to you is you do have the opportunity to be BIW, the best in the world at your craft. The question is, are you structuring your life? Are you installing the right mindsets, heart sets, structures in daily habits to bring on your “A” game for the benefit of your life and for the benefit of the world.
You listen everyday for one hour to creating your greatest life. Any of those messages, let’s face them by hearing and hearing and hearing, what it will begin to do is interrupt the story in your mind, it will override the story that you believe about yourself, it will distract all the negative thoughts that you have that’s holding you back that held me back for 14 years. What I used to go see the number one motivational speaker in the planet, Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins. And my heart said, I can do that. I love to help people. I’m just like my mother and then my mind would ask how, that went from my heart to my mind. And my mind would say, let’s prime, you don’t have a college education; let’s prime, that’s why you never work for a major corporation; let’s prime, you were labeled educable mentally retarded; they call you DT, the dumb twin. You’re not as smart as your brother. Have you thought about something you wanted to do and you convince yourself that you couldn’t do it? See, sometimes we need to have some external voices. And so, by listening to motivational messages, that begin to override the negative thoughts that I had about myself in my mind and it gave me a new story and empowered me and gave me a vision of myself beyond my circumstances and mental conditioning and started me to writing a new chapter in my life.
So ignore the negative, the negative naysayers, the people and also the part of yourself that say, you cannot do it, you will fail. Just ignore. Do not let them touch your skin. Do not let them get in your head. Do not listen. That is why clothe yourself in positivity.
So one you have to do is that you have to have a mindset development strategy, where you are deliberately taking our everyday, listening to a motivational message everyday. Here’s something else. Read 10 to 15 pages of something positive everyday. Why? And read it with conviction and stay focused, 10 to 15 pages everyday. This is seven days a week absolutely, absolutely, everyday. McDonalds know that you know where they are. Burger King know that you know where they are. But everyday they have some advertising; they have billboards, they have radio, they have television. Why? Because by exposing it to those messages that will begin to impact your behavior. It will drive you into the place to purchase what they’re advertising. Now you, advertising for your greatness and fate comes by, hear again, hear again, hear again, hear it. So you want to listen to positive messages everyday. You do this. I’m telling you, your life will never be the same again. And read 10 to 15 pages of something positive everyday. I read 2 to 3 books a week. Why? Because I have goals and dreams of things I want to achieve.
Aristotle said that 95% of everything you do is the result of habit. So the rule is form good habits and make them your masters, rather than allowing bad habits to form. In fact, the other rule says this is that good habits are hard to form but easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form but head to live with. Now, one of the turning points in my life in my studies of psychology was the discovery that all habits are learned and can be unlearned. Actually, you don’t actually unlearn the habit, you simple replace the bad habit with a good habit that has more powerful power and impact. And how do you develop a good habit? You develop a habit by repetition.
Once you are determined, nothing can stop you. And remember, every failure brings you a step closer to your goal, brings you a step closer to your dream.
When you go to sleep at night, think about your goals for the coming day. Make a list for each day for all the goals, the little goals you’re going to accomplish that day. Keep a journal and write down your goals on a regular basis. When you’re driving through the day, think about your goals. When you’re talking to other people, think about your goals. You do become what you think about most of the time. You do achieve what you think about most of the time. So all the successful people and all wealthy people think about their goals most of the time.
See, MIT did a study. The study indicated that if you earn within two to three thousand dollars of your closest friends, not only that I started reading books everyday and listening to positive messages, but I separated myself from my friends who did not have goals and who did not have grades. Why? Because people rub off of you, it’s called mind virus. You earn within two to three thousand dollars of your closest friends. So when you upgrade your relationships you got to ask yourself this question, who is it that I need to associate with that I can learn from, that I can grow mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and financially; by allowing myself with another person that I can learn from and adapt it. Dr. Dennis Kimbro said, “If you’re the smartest one in your group, you need to get a new group.”
“Life is too short and unpredictable,” as Helen Keller would say. “Eat the dessert first.” Don’t let it find you sliding down by saying no. I don’t know what your goals are. I don’t know what your dreams are. Here’s what I know about you. You have greatness within you. Here’s what I know about you, and I don’t even know you but based upon my own experience, you were chosen on purpose, for a purpose, one out of four hundred millions sperm, you have greatness within you. But greatness is a choice. It’s not your destiny. It’s a choice that you have to make everyday. So choose this day to whom you shall serve, the mediocre part of yourself or the greatness that you were chosen for.
You see anybody can do it if they feel like. It’s when you don’t feel like it and you do it anyway that you eventually develop the self-discipline that makes everything else possible.
So don’t be anyone you don’t want to be. You can change yourself just like that in the blink of an eye once you have understood the law of positivity. Live your life in the greatest spirit of confidence and determination. Disregard appearances, conditions. In fact, all evidence of your senses that deny the fulfillment of your desire. Rest in the assumption that you are already what you want to be. For in that determined assumption, you and your goals are merged into one. So do not ignore positive energy and use it