A few days ago, I was assaulted by curious stares and obstinate queries from a friend. She had read through my website and wanted to know why the emphasis of my work has been on the need to “BE MORE”. She argued that people needed to “DO MORE” so as to “HAVE MORE”. She explained that action was lacking and that was the reason a lot of people lived below their potentials. I agreed with her on some points within her argument but I was from a different school of thought.
I asked rhetorically, why does a fish swim? Why does a bird fly? Why does a rich man have money and a poor man live in poverty? Without waiting for her answer, I expounded.
A fish would swim in water effortlessly because it is in its nature. A bird would fly because it is in its nature. A rich man would have money because it is in his nature. She suddenly protested, we are all created equally by God Almighty. To that I agreed, then reminded her what was contented in the bible (Roman 12: 2) – Be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind. Then I directed her to Pro 23:7 – For as a man thinks in his heart so is he. I knew I had to explain further if I wanted to enrol her in my school of thought so I continued to make my point.
Everything begins in the mind. If you can picture yourself driving a car one day you will. If you can picture yourself a millionaire, one day you will have the millions. The difference between the rich and the poor is not just the money, it is their mind. If you find a man without money that thinks like a rich man, it is inevitable for riches to find him. Such a man would value relationships, he would understand commitment, consistency and diligence. He will not sell his birth right for a plate of Amala (lol).
She became curious and asked me to explain further so I repeated myself with special emphasis on each word.
If you find a man that doesn’t have money that thinks like a rich man, he will DO what rich people do, and inevitably HAVE what rich people have. Invariably, it’s not the lack of money that makes your poor, it is an inability to think like a rich man and BE a rich man in your mind.
I saw that I had caged her attention so I continued with more examples.
– If you BEcome a great author in your mind, you will think like a great author. DO what great authors do and inevitably HAVE what great authors have .
– If you BEcome a millionaire in your mind, you will think like a millionaire, DO what millionaires do and inevitably HAVE what millionaires have.
– If you BEcome a good student in your mind, you will think like a good student, DO what good students do and inevitably HAVE what good students have.
– If you BEcome a good husband/wife in your mind, you will think like a good husband/wife, DO what a good husband/wife would do and inevitably HAVE what a good husband / wife would have.
She got the point. It begins with you becoming what you want to BE, this make you naturally DO what you have to do and inevitably HAVE what you desire to have
BE -> DO -> HAVE
In the next article, I will expound on how to BE what you want to BE.
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