Are you Bigger than your Problem?
I’m am posting an excerpt from T. Harv Eker’s book for people who want to see problems from a different perspective.
One of the biggest differences between rich people and poor people is that highly successful people are bigger than their problems while unsuccessful people are smaller than their problems.
Unsuccessful people are constantly trying to avoid problems. They back away from challenges. The irony is that in their quest to make sure they don’t have problems, they have the biggest problem of all… they’re broke or close to it. The secret to success is not to try and shrink your problems; it’s to grow yourself so you’re bigger than any problem.
Imagine a “level 2” person is looking at a “level 5” problem. Does this problem appear to be big or small? The answer is that from a “level 2” perspective, a “level 5” problem would seem BIG.
Now imagine a “level 8” person looking at this same “level 5” problem. From this person’s perspective, is this problem big or small? Magically, the identical problem is now a SMALL problem.
And for a “level 10” person, it’s NO problem at all. It’s just an everyday occurrence, like brushing your teeth.
It’s important to realize that whether you are rich or poor, playing big or playing small, problems do not go away. If you’re breathing, you will always have situations that aren’t perfect.
Therefore, the size of the problem is never the problem. It’s always the size of you!
The secret then is to grow yourself as a person, to be bigger than your problems so that they become insignificant and appear to disappear. Not because the problems are not there, but because you handle them so easily.
The bigger problems you can handle; the bigger business you can handle, the bigger responsibilities you can handle, the more customers you can handle and the more money and wealth you can handle.
Remember, your income can only grow to the extent that you do!
A universal principle states that “at all points in time you are either growing or dying”. That’s why it is essential to keep learning and continue to work on yourself.
This month commit to growing yourself.
This month, do not shrink from problems, do not avoid problems and do not complain about problems. Practice not letting problems bother you. In fact, don’t even call them problems; refer to them as “challenges” or “situations”.
This month, practice handling problems with elegance and ease. The way to do this is to let go of your attachments, as well as the emotion and drama you create when you don’t get what you want. Just stay present and handle one situation at a time with an open mind and an open heart. Trust yourself and trust the universe that everything will work out in the end.
The bottom line is that if you become a master at handling problems, what can stop you from happiness and wealth? The answer is NOTHING!
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