It was about 4 months ago when this idea that no one was coming to my rescue really sank in. I am what I have self-proclaimed as a "crockpot thinker". I like to take an idea and crockpot it. Sit on it and digest it slowly. I can be a microwave thinker if I need to, but crockpot thinking is my favorite method. It makes for the best ideas...and pulled pork 😉
4 Months ago I bought a House 🏠. A house that needed quite a bit of work. No one showed up to do the work for me 😅 . To be clear I have had help from people, but it is different. Sometimes you get it in your head that someone will come to your rescue. Someone will show up day in and day out and solve problems for you.
This is called the "Lottery Mindset".
People that just wait to win the lottery, and never take the action that they need to right now in order to get out of debt, or pay off that car early. People just wait in hope that they are going to one day "Magically get it all fixed". Nothing...well almost nothing works that way...unless you won the lottery 😆. If you did? Then this article is not for you 😉
No one is coming to start your business for you
No one is going to swoop in and help you get promoted
No one is going to help you get your family out of poverty
No one is going to ______
No one is coming to dig you out of the hole you trapped in.
The good news? ⛅
People love to help someone who is helping themselves. I know PLENTY of people that have shown up to help me on my house, not because I am sitting around watching TV all day, but because I am sourcing the supplies, planning the upgrades, discussing and bouncing off ideas. People love to help someone that is helping themselves. 🤝
I have worked with many co-workers in the past. The ones I have gravitated to is the person that is actively fighting and working for themselves.
A while back I had a co-worker come to me and ask to be mentored. They showed strong ambition and wanted to improve their life. So I committed and took the time out of my day. Showed up. Showed up again. Again. This co-worker was not really getting after it. They just wanted someone to chit-chat with. The end result? I cut ties with the mentorship. Expected Right?
I want to give my time and energy to someone that really wants it and wants to get after it. So no one is coming until you are ready. Until you can do the hard things like waking up at 5 am every single day and getting after it. People will show up to help that person. Not to the person that sleeps till 9 am and makes very little progress.
So are you ready to swallow the hard pill that you are never going to get the "fairy tale fix" 🧚♀️
You are in charge of the destiny of your life. It is an amazing thought. To know that you can control the outcome of your life (For the most part).
You can decide to get after your goals or you can decide to play video games.
You can level up your income, or you can watch that Netflix show.
The choice is yours.
No one is coming to make these choices for you. You start making the right ones, and people might start showing up to help you 😊
So start today. Start pursuing your future YOU KNOW you deserve. YOU KNOW that is potential in your life. YOU KNOW that it is out there, and you want to get after it.
Where to Start? Pick something from the list below...
Cancel Your Timesuckers (Netflix, Xbox)
Uninstall Social Media
Start waking up at 5AM
Commit to exercising 3 times weekly
It won't be easy, but it will be rewarding. Know that only about 2% of people can do this. Are you ready? You one of them? What if this version of you is the version that can do it? Worth trying right?
Go start Beginning to Begin! 🤩