‘If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results’. – Tony Robbins
Where Will You Be Five Years From Now – Still Dreaming or Actually Doing?
Recently I read a story about a shoe-shine lady who worked at Phoenix airport. This lady was friendly and happy, even though she started work in the early hours of the morning and worked long days.
She had just found out that her daughter had won a cheerleading contest and she was so proud of her. Her daughter was hoping to go to cheerleading camp in Dallas but the mother had no idea how she was going to find the money to buy her uniform and plane ticket, let alone pay for the camp tuition.
The shoe-shine lady loved to share her life with her customers and from the stories she told it was obvious that she loved her family, made friends easily and was a natural born communicator. She was well spoken, carried herself well and was very friendly. She also clearly enjoyed shining shoes.
It was great that she did enjoy her work as she had been doing it for 5 years.
When the shoe-shine lady was not busy with her customers she would pass the time by reading popular novels, vicariously living in someone else’s imagined romance. She would always have a pile of them sitting dog eared by the wall of her shoe-shine stand.
It just makes me wonder – what if?
What if, instead of spending ten or fifteen minutes here and there, between customers, lost in the pages of those romantic novels, she had spent the last five years reading books that were generally life changing?
What if her stack of books included Napolen Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, Steven Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, David Bach’s Smart Women Finish Rich?
Where would she be today?
The shoe-shine woman was good with people, a hard worker, a good reader and clearly enjoyed what she did. She had talent, personality and basic life skills to accomplish a lot more than just living off tips from shining the shoes of people who could afford to pay for their kid’s uniforms, plane tickets and camp tuition.
Why was she spending her life building other people’s dreams and not her own?
Now I am sure that you have heard this before – Your income tends to equal the average of the incomes of your five best friends. What if she was spending more time around people with significantly higher incomes than her own? What if she had been associating with powerful people, successful people, mentors, leaders? She was a terrific conversationalist and could be doing this easily.
If she had been doing this for the past 5 years, where would she be today?
Now I am not saying that people who live on modest incomes or work in simple occupations don’t live lives rich in relationships and joy, just as wealthy people aren’t always extremely happy. And I am not saying that people shouldn’t get carried away in popular novels. But when it is clear that people are struggling and want to get more out of life, then why don’t they have it? Why aren’t they living a fulfilled and successful life? Why aren’t they doing things to help move forward?
This woman had so much potential but was stuck shining shoes.
What was missing?
What is missing in your life?
Everything that you need to know to change your life for the better is already available. All the information that you could possibly need to put you on a path of extraordinary success and fulfilment is already out there, in books and audios, in videos and workshops.
There are people to help you – rich living resources to guide you, to be your mentor, your teacher, your coach and your new friend.
The difference between who you are and who you could be isn’t based on any lack of great information and resources. Everything is already available.
But why if the information is all there, the resources are all there are you not living the life that you truly want to life, in the happy and healthy body that you truly desire?
Isn’t it time that you starting making the right choices, doing those simple, little disciplines that would change your life for the better forever?
Where are you going to be five years from today if you just start TODAY!
To health, happiness & living the life of YOUR dreams.
About The Author
Dee Britton is a Health & Happiness Coach, Certified Hypnotist, NLP Master Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Coach and Qualified Personal Trainer providing helpful tips, tools and coaching packages to help you feel better about yourself than you ever have before by teaching you how to put yourself first. Her programs and products will ensure you easily replace unwanted habits and effectively create forever change.