Entrepreneur or Victim? It's Really Your Choice
“Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances....Strong men believe in cause and effect.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every thought you have has its own frequency and its own unique neural resonance. That thought then elicits a physical response from the quantum universe. Neural resonance can be described as the process in which the brain reinforces specific thought patterns over time. The impact of this response varies depending upon how one reinforces that initial thought. Things don’t arbitrarily happen to you. Events in your life and business are a reflection of your thoughts. They are an echo of your own actions and the thoughts which employ those actions. In Eastern worldviews, this truth is reflected through the idea of Karma. In Western worldviews it is called the Golden Rule. What many do not yet realize, is that both of these schematics share the same underlying principles.
Your actions are directly related to your success and the success of your business…
For many people, this is a challenging principle because it puts you squarely in the driver’s seat. Embracing this principle means you no longer have the luxury of blaming other people or external circumstances for the things that happen in your life.
Here is the flip side of that equation: Embracing this principle also means you have far more capacity to create the events and circumstances in your life than you have ever imagined possible.
When we don’t recognize this principle operating in our lives, it’s easy to start seeing ourselves as being the effect of those events. Rather than seeing that we are making things happen, we start to believe that things are simply happening to us. This easily leads to what is often called the victim mentality.
If you are someone who is trying to operate a successful business, there is no place for that victim mentality in your life. These two states of mind—victim thinking and entrepreneurship—are 100 percent incompatible.
The word entrepreneur derives from the French word that refers to the source of the event, the one who initiates. Building and growing a successful business requires a commitment to being at cause, not at effect.
There are many things you need to know to successfully play the game of business. A great many of them you can learn as you go, and a great many skills and fields of expertise you can bring into your business by hiring or partnering with people who possess them.
But there is one skill you must have yourself, and it is the single most important skill of any successful businessperson, the one without which success is impossible: You must be practiced at creating the thoughts that will serve your business.
Creating a clear business vision is the critical first step to your success, but it’s just that: the first step. No matter how crystal clear it is, simply having a goal doesn’t make it happen. If you want to create financial freedom for yourself, five key elements have to be in place. The Five Musts are:
- You must find something that stirs your soul.
- You must become excellent at it.
- You must recondition your mind to believe you can have it and achieve it.
- You must understand how to make money at it.
- You must take daily action.