“The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
Yep, that would be me, confusing my ends recently!
You see in my opinion, life is like this, you are either currently (a) in a problem (b) working your way out of a problem (c) have no problem and (d) waiting to go into another problem. PERIOD. I don’t care where you are, what you do, that is the “circle of life”. I don’t care how happy and philosophical you are (and I am, trust me) this I have concluded is LIFE.
When we enter the “I am in a problem” cycle we get stuck and like Theodore Roosevelt said above, we confuse our ends. When we get a problem, we can do one of two things, just stay in that rip tide cycle and struggle thinking life has hit you at your lowest or you can take action to move yourself out of this cycle. The more you bury yourself in the problem (and when you are in it, you never describe it thus) the more you stay stuck in it. You have a mind, use it. Believe it or not, we have choices, yes we do.
When you take baby steps with a positive attitude you slowly begin to move out of the cycle. I don’t care how educated you are, or how smart you are, if you don’t begin to take a teeny tiny step out of the cycle, you will be buried by it. Napoleon Hill (Think & Grow Rich) wrote:
“Knowledge will not attract money unless it is organized and intelligently directed through practical plans of action to the definite end of accumulation of money”.
He basically says, it doesn’t matter what you know. If you do nothing with what you know, you will get nowhere. For example, if acquiring more money is one of your goals and you gain knowledge but then do nothing with it, you will remain where you are. Why are all our college professors or teachers not rich or widely successful? It’s easy, though they have the accumulated knowledge to instruct, they do not know how to organize that knowledge to bring them wealth. On the other hand, the acquisition of wealth might not be their goal. The ability to instruct others is therefore their success.
Knowledge therefore, is only potential power until it is organized into definite plan of action.
What is my plan of action?
In my case, I am agreeing to write more, blog more, send out some of the knowledge I have acquired and get more sales. With that plan of action, I aim to move out of my current zone of feeling like “I am in a problem”.
What are some of the ways you can do this?
If you go here: http://wealthcreationvi.rurl.me/t/sitonyourproblems and check out my free workshops, you might find one in your area. These workshops are not only FREE to attend, they are fun and short -2 hour - sessions that describe an amazing opportunity for you to experience a lap-top lifestyle.
Go along, listen, and learn to ask questions. You might find something there to urge you into action. I once met W. Roger Salam in Fiji at a conference/workshop and he said, “You have to learn to ask the right question because until you do, the answer doesn’t matter anyway”. He probably paraphrased someone else, but to me that really doesn’t matter because it resonates. Learning to ask the ‘right’ question is a skill we must all learn.
So, if you read this and have questions, ask me. I want to create a collaborative relationship with you. Don’t just read this, send me your ideas. Why are you stuck, let’s see if I can help to move you out of your “I’m feeling stuck zone”.