Lesson # 3 – Creating A Vision That Stays With You!
All successful business owners that I’ve known have vision.
Many people have had a vision that they could focus on and then lost sight of that vision. If you lose sight of your vision, you begin to lose hope that you once had. I have lost hope before and let me tell you from experience that when you lose the hope that you once had it is game over.
I look around at the lives of others I see and it sure is not a pretty picture. Seems like everyone I see is setting around thinking poor, poor me. I remember those thoughts as well so I know how easy it is to get to that place in life. One of the biggest problems I see that is holding people back in life is a “victim mentality”.
Marketers have really helped you out to remain in this state and definitely help you get to this place.
Marketers tell you that 95% of you were going to fail trying to achieve the steps they are laying out for you. The reason for this is because you will not take the required action needed to make it work. They put the blame right on you. If a person is not going to take action of any kind and just set around and complain that they can’t figure things out, then I guess they get what they get. Wish I could help but it is not going to happen unless I do it for them.
Ahhh, isn’t that what we have sort of done now?
Marketers have decided if you were not going to do it yourself they would promote ready-made systems that they would set up for you so that all you needed to do was click the buy now and start making money.
This is all very cool except for one part. It was not promoted very clearly that you still needed to follow the systems they were teaching before to make what was being set up for you to work. You still have to do the work to make the system work. But because it was not really promoted in a clear manner, it has allowed you to say poor me I was sold something that is
supposed to solve all my problems by allowing me to make money without any work. What scam.
You may think this is crazy and even foolish of me to say, but I can send you support ticket after support ticket of people that say what I just said almost word for word.
Marketers have made it very easy for many people to blame them for their lack of success.
But more often than not, it really has to do with just the lost or lack of vision for your own life.
We have let any vision of success just seem to fade away and now all we have left is this crazy victim mentality of poor lost me. Look what the world has done to me. We do have a choice to make at this point. Sure it may not have been our fault that you are in the position you are in right now but it is your choice to remain there.
Here is what needs to happen. You need to work on getting your visions back. Formulate and brand permanently on your mind a mental picture of yourself succeeding in life. What does this picture look like? Go ahead and dare to dream again. Once you get that picture in your mind, you keep it there and do not under any circumstance permit it to fade. Your mind will seek ways to begin to make this picture come true.
Your mind always tries to complete what it pictures so never think of yourself as failing; never doubt the reality of that mental image you can see. You need to be always picturing ’success’ no matter how badly things seem to be going on in your current state of your life.
Remember when I started I just wanted to make just enough money to pay a few bills? What kind of mentality is this? It is the same mentality that many others seem to take on and perhaps so have you. Many of us have taken on a “just get by” mentality. My first image of paying a few bills is fine as a step to a bigger goal.
If your vision is small the outcome will be small. The size of your vision will have a tremendous effect on the size of the result.
Keep your vision sharp and clear in your head. Even if you’re feeling lazy or lethargic, take 5 minutes out of your day to go somewhere quiet and to remember the vision you want for yourself. Stay close to your vision, and take action everyday to work towards it.