I’m a big believer in the “inner game.”
The thoughts that occupy your mind and the people that you surround yourself with are responsible for 99% of your actions, emotions and outcome.
The brutally honest truth is that many people blame outside circumstances for their outcome when, in reality, where you are in life right now is a direct cause of your thoughts and actions.
And I want to be absolutely clear about something here: whenever I hop on this blog and start talking about mindset, success, motivation, leadership, or any of these other “big picture” topics, I’m giving you information that applies directly to your life and your business.
If you ever study the greatest leaders and most successful people in world history, you’ll find that THE RULES OF MASTERY AND GREATNESS DO NOT CHANGE. These rules are exactly the same across all cultures, all industries, and all personal circumstances.
The short version of the rules go like this: be honest, work hard, make bold decisions, and take care of the people close to you.
And of course, the people close to you includes YOURSELF! See, personal motivation really is a type of self-care. If you blew out your knee, you would immediately rush to a hospital and get that fixed, right? Heck, even if you just had chronic knee pain, you’d look for a way to fix that.
So why would you ever settle for a mindset that isn’t working? If it’s broke, fix it! All it takes is a little bit of thinking about thinking and the firm decision to make a positive change in your life.
If you’re in a good place right now then I congratulate you on your self-mastery.
And if you’re not in a good place then you have some work to do and I’m here to help see you though it.
Drop The Excuses
You know this to be true about your clients who claim to follow the program you’ve given them and say that they religiously carry out your instructions, yet they fail to achieve their goals. They blame your program, their busy life or some sort of outside circumstance.
The reality is it’s not your program that’s at fault or any outside circumstance out of their control.
See, most people say they want a better life, greater fat loss, a higher level of fitness, more meaningful relationships, bigger success, financial freedom, and happiness…
…Yet their actions prove the opposite.
Maybe this is something you or someone who you know is struggling with.
I’ve got to tell you, it’s a very tough thing to admit that you are the cause of your current situation and outcome and that no one else is at fault but you.
However, there’s something massively empowering about that because anything that you take responsibility for, you can also turn around and improve upon.
Now you might be wondering: what is the root cause of this problem? Why do people keeping wanting one thing, getting something else, and then blaming other people for the outcome?
The culprit here is something that’s called “inner emotional resistance.”
It’s the anchor that most people carry with them their entire lives. This inner emotional resistance comes in the form of guilt, self-hatred, anger, shame, fear, scarcity, greed, and outright laziness. It may have been installed in you when you were young and impressionable. But you have total control over it now.
Inner emotional resistance creates a state in your mind that makes you believe that you have zero control over your outcome.
In reality, you are in direct control of your outcome. And every action that you’ve taken up to this point has brought you to where you are today in life.
There’s nothing more empowering than taking personal responsibility for where you are right now in life. Because in the very next moment you also realize that you are the master of your destiny.
You Are the Cause And Not the Effect.
You have more control than you’ve ever given yourself credit for.
You decide what time you wake up every morning to dominate your day.
You decide if you will hit snooze and choose extra 10 minutes of sleep instead of living your passion and purpose.
(Just think of the message that’s sending to your subconscious mind when you hit snooze on your passion!)
You decide if you’re going to waste valuable time first thing in the morning by checking in on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and scrolling through your emails.
You decide if you’re going to spend the first 15 minutes working on your inner game by reading from a book or listening to an audio program that will help you emotionally, physically, spiritually, or in business.
You decide if you’re going to work out today or make an excuse to skip it.
You decide what you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat.
You’re 100% in charge of the actions you take, the decisions you make, the commitment you show, and the promises you make or break.
Friends, there is nothing more liberating or more empowering than to know that you and only you are 100% in charge of your outcome.
The buck starts and stops with you. And the only thing that is in between you and the incredible outcome that you want for your life is the inner emotional belief system that you carry…and that you must change in order to move forward.
And that dovetails perfectly with the morning text message that I received from ‘ol Craig Ballantyne this morning.
Here it is…
“The failure to act is often the product of inner, emotional resistance than external resistance. To move forward you must give up your excuses. Do not capitulate to external resistance, AND resolve your own internal resistance. A high performer has no margin for such weakness.” – Dan Kennedy.
I believe in YOU! Take Charge!