So many of you know how I share from my influential time with my son. Well there’s this movie – “Meet The Robinsons” – that was quite brilliant and I’m sure it’s definitely impacted the thoughts, and subsequently, the lives of adults and children. The quote that was carried throughout the movie was –
Keep Moving Forward
Yeah, you know it. Have you read/heard the full quote? As you see, you can check it out below.
Cool right?! So if it worked for Walt then let’s take this journey, leading us to our dreams and goals. This happens when we:
Think differently. React differently.
Many of you are here now because of curiosity. Not only so, but many of us refuse to settle because of that same curiosity. Curious about what life is like on the other side. Curious about tomorrow. Curious about what makes the rich and/or wealthy ‘better’ than those who are not, as yet. Well here’s a secret for you:
DECISIONS = RESULTS
Seems simple, right? Well follow me because it’s more involved than you think. Just as homicide is the death of an individual and pesticide is the death of pest and so forth, I found out, that DECIDE means – to put to death any other options. This is what separates successful people (no matter how much they currently make) from those who just don’t get it.
So the other day I was talking to a gentleman who’s the owner of his own construction company. He told me that he got started after quitting his job. Get this, he quit because he wanted a $50 raise and was denied. He thought to himself, if he is not worth $50 than he is in the wrong place. It’s been over 64 yrs and he is now a millionaire with a legacy he has established for his children who can now run the business for him, if he didn’t still believe in working hard no matter the age.
Now I know some of us have been in the position of feeling like we were worth more than what someone was willing to pay us. We’ve pondered the thought of doing something else (quitting, finding another job, starting a business, taking a trip, etc) and maybe even went so far as to write up a plan or goal-map. What happened? We stayed pondering and failed to decide because of the agonizing ‘What Ifs?’ and only saw it as it related to the negatives. In other words, fear took up residence in our hearts and minds and kept us from moving forward by putting death to our hopes and the possibilities of tomorrow and the involved yet successful journey to life on the other side. The other side of what? The other side of fear, doubt, feeling helpless, having not enough, having just enough, and so forth.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith substantiates ones hope but if there’s no hope, there’s nothing for faith to validate. Trying to prove your new invention or idea is not crap, while yet feeling that way inside, is not going to get anyone to believe – not even you.
Think -have no money, Say -have no money, Result -have no money. This becomes a cycle.
Be inspired to think like a millionaire. Think like where you want to go as opposed to where you are. Stop with the defeated thinking. Turn negatives into positives: What if it works? What if I get the loan? What if my child goes from a C+ average to an A+? What if I become the next example of success for my children/family/community/world? What if…?
Also, stop looking back. Whatever didn’t work before should be analyzed for your next move forward and that’s it. No more attention or power should be given to it. If you decide to step out…as Nike said, Just Do It! Do what?
Keep Moving Forward.
It worked for Walt.