The pun here is very very intentional. Where a seed of doubt exists, success retracts. It’s called self-sabotage. And it is one price we pay as we grow up.
Look at kids. They have no doubt that they will, say, walk. And so they fall any number of times and get up… and eventually walk. Why? Because they see social proof around them… everyone can walk… so they can too. Not convinced? Let’s look at a 6-year old’s desire for a bar of chocolate. He wants it and he hounds his parents, makes inane trade-offs, and eventually gets it. Not because the parents are too kind and loving… but because he knows beyond doubt that he is going to have it.
But then we grow up. And ‘see too much’. And know what cannot happen well before we realize what can. The innocent surety-beyond-doubt is looked upon as ‘naive immaturity’. Maturity is all about knowing what can’t be done. In supporting the socially-acceptable, regardless of how flawed it might be. Or how limited our view might be.
Galelio and Copernicus – among many others – lost their lives to support a wildly silly claim that the Earth was round. Till the social proof manifested better and the truth became self-evident.
I can go on with examples of posthumous greatness. But that’s not the point.
The point is about your success. Are you destined for it while alive or dead? I expect to achieve it while alive. Which (if you’ve read the page ‘About me ‘, you’ll know) is to bring network marketing mainstream as a vehicle to create a society at a higher vibratory level of consciousness.
Take a 5-minute break and watch this snippet from Fountainhead by Ayn Rand…
What a network marketer encounters today (since the last 75-odd years) is not very different to what Martin Luther King, George Washington, MK Gandhi or Mao encountered… a ridiculous reception to a life-changing idea. I quote MK Gandhi’s observation about his residence (ashram) "Cranks and madmen often find their way to the ashram – and I am the maddest of them all". Now isn’t that the spirit of networkers and the way they are usually looked upon? We have only just scratched the tip of the iceberg.
You see, all the revolutions you can trace back to the gentlemen mentioned above took about a century to fructify. Fortunately the seeds of the networked economic model have been planted 75 years back and this generation is going to bear the fruit. Initially the fruit will be available to those who are today part of the movement. But 50 years hence everyone would partake of this ‘world of abundance’ which we are creating.
It takes a different education to understand this new world. Is it worth investing a few minutes today to examine it further? I can speak for myself. And I do, in a video at Arrive At Success . As for you, think about it… all you have learned till today has got you to where you are at. Is that where you expected to be? What you’d defined as success while in school? If no, let’s spend some time and money on a few new things to learn, starting at the link above. Again, to quote Gandhi, "Be the change you want to see". So let’s keep doubts aside for the next few years… or at least months… while we tread a path together.
And success shall come (to you) without doubt 🙂