- I had a conversation with a friend. I shared with him that I am selling off my books and DVD's on Amazon.com.
He has been at my place, and he was really interested. My place is crowded because I pretty much never throw anything away.
He asked me: what would it be like if you got home one day, and all the stuff you don't really need would be gone? Picked up and gone.
I told him, that I had done that with my clothes, and I am still grieving from it.
I like the process of choosing to sell something, or give it away, one by one. It is a growing experience for me, it is a grieving, a separation, I grief the amount of work that went into the purchase (I work for my money... surprise!) and the mistake I made, or the enjoyment I got out of the stuff.
I don't want to just get something I didn't earn: you can't have it. I would keep refilling my life with junk, I am pretty sure.
- I listened to two guys who formed a company a year ago, and now they are making millions of dollars a year. The interviewer asked them what would they have done differently to get to where they are at without working so hard for a whole year to go from zero to millions.
They answered that they would not trade it for anything the learning experience they had while building this business. The mistakes, the false directions, the struggles.
I wept as I was listening to them.
- T. Harv Eker said that he was not interested in the millions of dollars he was going to earn, he was interested in becoming the kind of person who can make millions of dollars.
I have been struggling in the courses I teach. People do, on average, 1% of what they could do during the sessions and between the session. I'd love to have a technical system where they could pair up, online, and share with each other, while they are on the webinar... I haven't found a solution, yet.
If you read the examples above, growing, the process of becoming, is the most important part of a human being (as opposed to a human). It is the best part, even though it may not feel good while it's happening.
Most anything that you want, for keeps, becomes yours through some kind of price you need to pay. Emotional, physical, material states, that stand the ravages of time, are earned.
99% of humanity, 99% of the readers of this blog, 99% of the students want instant results, given to them, and it is never fast enough, never good enough, never deep enough.
Luckily I don't write this blog hoping that you start seeing the light and start becoming an expanding human being. I would have to stop writing it.
I am happy, I am working through whatever I need to work through to grow another little bit, to earn another little bit. I am doing my work. And that makes me happy.
Not the results. They are not important to me. The sense of growth, the sense of doing what I came here to do. To become an Expanding Human Being, and as such, Expand every day, every hour, every minute.