No matter who you are life isn’t going to hand you everything you want. There may be some advantages you have, but you still have to back up your head start with talent, determination and intelligence. In fact it may be even harder for those perceived as having an advantage because they will have to prove themselves before anyone will take them seriously. Life does not give handouts; you have to earn what you get.
My students often complain when they receive a bad grade. I gently remind them that I don’t give out grades. Indeed, they earn their grades, and the school of life works in the same manner. Nothing is just handed out. Everyone has to earn what he or she receives be it good or bad.
A student sent me an e-mail upset because she earned a C on an assignment. She was confused because she said she knew she wasn’t smart enough to earn an A, but she certainly was smarter than a C. She told me very firmly “I am a B student.” Consequently she earned a B in my class not because she wasn’t smart enough to earn an A, but because she had already decided that she would earn a B. She decided long before my class that she was not going to excel. She had predetermined her grade. The same principle holds true in life. We earn what we expect to earn and what we have decided we are capable of earning. The sad part is most people don’t aim to excel. They aim to get by, and that is exactly what they do. My student believed she was a B student, therefore, she was, and will always be unless she changes her beliefs.
You get what you earn in life and you earn what you believe you are capable of earning. If you don’t believe you are capable, you won’t be able to obtain it even if you are capable. You are what you believe. You limit yourself by thinking you are only capable of earning certain things. Worse than limiting yourself is completely blocking yourself from achieving things because you don’t believe you can. You are your only limitation. What you earn is completely up to you. If you set your mind to it and believe, there are no limits. You will earn what you believe you deserve and what you believe you are capable of earning, no more and no less. So expand the concept of yourself and what you believe is possible, and you will amaze yourself with your new expanded capability.
What are you capable of earning?
What you are capable of earning isn’t limited to money; it encompasses everything in life, from relationships to a stress free balanced life. This week tweak your concept of what you are capable of and raise the bar. Don’t limit yourself with self-defeating thinking and thoughts of lack. The universe is expansive and can assist you in achieving what you want if you are open to it. So decide in a big way what you are capable of and go for it.
Daily Success Formula
Capable + Thoughts = Creating what you can do
“You are your only limitation.” Coach Lee
“You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.” Jimmy Carter
“You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.” Darwin P. Kingsley