We’ve been talking about how you reboot your mental software so you can make a clean break from limiting behaviors of the past. There are three actions you have to take, to successfully complete the reboot. We already looked at the first: creating learning curriculums, and the second, changing your approach from seeking rewards to creating value. Now let’s explore action number three…
Dare to Dream Again
Pretty much every child begins with an idealized vision of what their life will be. There are not a lot of five-year-old children who dream of working at Walmart, Pizza Hut or a dental clinic when they grow up. Most children are pretty certain they’re going to be a rock star, football player, astronaut, or the prime minister. Even kids who live in abject poverty, dictatorships, or refugee camps still hold dreams
Many years ago, I “adopted” a group of foster kids who were the victims of the worst kinds of abuse the social services system ever encounters. These were kids that couldn’t get accepted to most of the normal foster homes. They had been incest victims of their parents, sold into sex trafficking, raped, watched their parents get murdered (or in one case witness one parent murdering the other), and many other horrific experiences no person, let alone any child, should ever have to be subject too. Yet I was astonished at the dreams they still had, and the level of optimism they viewed their future with. The resilience of children is extraordinary.
But by the time they reach that border crossing to adulthood, the vast majority of kids – whether raised in healthy environments or the situations I just mentioned – have dramatically reduced dreams and lower levels of self-esteem. And for many young adults, these levels continue to go down, decade by decade.
If you have reached the point where you want to create a radical rebirth for yourself, it’s safe to say that you gave up on, or radically downsized, your dreams along the way. Moving forward from here, that’s something we have to course-correct. Because the biggest contributor to your health, happiness and success is the power of mind.
The objective here is to enlarge the size of the window through which you view the world, creating a new perspective, one that inspires you to live each moment in awe, anticipation, and gratitude.
Of the many negative memes about success out there, one the biggest is the admonishment, “Be happy with what you have.” No doubt, happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy whether you earn $13,000 a year, $30,000 a year, or $300 million a year, so there is some truth in that statement. But that doesn’t mean you should settle for a life of stagnation.
This is where the “divine discontent” I referenced in this post comes into play. Because the best way to become more, is to desire more. I attribute about 75 percent of my growth and success to that primal inherent need that all organisms seem to possess – the propensity to live beyond our income. But in my case, when faced with an aspirational choice, instead of throttling down my desires, I like to find ways to increase my ability to earn. I love for new and better ways that I can solve problems and add value, to attract more prosperity my way. You can do the same thing.
To put this in a prosperity context, it’s not about going into debt, but actually creating more value to the universe, which increases your income. Your desire for more causes you to become more. That’s why goal setting, dream boards, and activity planning are so important to success. Each of those things causes you to expand that window you are peering into the world through. Each time the window expands, you’re called to move closer to the highest possible version of yourself. That is the joyous path of prosperity, yearning then earning.
Once you’ve completed these three actions and your reboot is complete, you can start the radical rebirth construction process, rebuilding yourself on the cellular level. Remember the process I showed you earlier for how your vision in life is created:
Now we’ve got to upgrade your vision from a neutral or negative version to a positive one. To do that, we’re going to reverse engineer the process, but this time, changing from negative, limiting programming over to positive, empowering programming. This creates your Prosperity Manifestation Formula:
That’s where we’ll pick up in the next post. What are your thoughts about dreams, and particularly, your own? Please share below.