The $500 Millionaire always reminds me that things left on their own, lead to decay. In other words all matter on this planet has a life cycle and the second that item stops growing, it then starts dying. Most pieces of matter (i.e. table or chair) do not have the ability to choose to grow or not grow. Like the table or the chair, there are many items that once they are created, they have grown all that they can. Humans, like all other living beings, grow throughout their life but humans have the amazing power of free will and choice. When it comes to growth and living your life to its fullest, it needs to be intentional. You need to intend to do it.
The law of intentionality is simple. In order to change your life you need to change your actions. In order to grow, you need to change what it is you are doing. With such a simple concept it is amazing how many people are surprised when this law becomes a reality in their life. It would be great if everyone got what they intended to get but very few people are willing to do what it takes to actually achieve what they say they want. Many people think that you just grow by getting to the next day. That is not interlay incorrect but what a terrible way to live your life.
As stated before, growth happens almost every day of your life but it is not always the growth that you want. Unintentional growth usually leads to many mistakes and can be hard to manage. Intentional growth leads to many experiences which are usually more enjoyable to manage. The key thing to remember here is that you will grow no matter if you are ready or not but the speed in which you grow and fully experience life is up to you. Also remember that just because you grow does not mean you are successful. Working hard does not guarantee success and hope is not a strategy. If you haven’t already, read “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen.
We all have set backs in our lives and the only way the $500 Millionaire has been able to get out of those dips and valleys is through conscience effort towards growth. That is how powerful and important growth is as a human, when you are not growing or unintentionally growing, most people feel frustration, doubt, and concerns. When you are growing, and you in intentionally doing it, you will feel fulfillment, excitement, and satisfaction. Some people do not grow intentionally because they don’t have the motivation. Here is a simple solution if you are in this situation…just do. Literally take action and just do it now. If you need to find motivation, it is attracted to action. You can trick yourself by just forcing yourself to do it. It is hard to just tell yourself to be motivated and be ready to take on the world but if you need motivation, intentionally do the things you should do and you will start seeing that the motivation catches up and pushes you to the next level.
As I am learning this I am wondering what would cause anyone to NOT do this? The answer is simple but powerful… fear. Fear to me is the worst four lettered word. Each time I run into a situation where fear has affected my life, I am overly amazed as to what it will make people do. The biggest thing it does is stops people from having that desire to grow. Like we said, growth is going to happen no matter if you are ready or not. If you are not ready for it you will not only miss opportunities but you could also lose things you never expected to loose. Growth is a powerful part of life and when it comes to the fear of growth, the $500 Millionaire claims that if you do not control it, it will control you. Intentionality growth is the ONLY way to keep fear out of your life.
In order to control your growth, even before you over come your fears and doubts, you need to have strong self awareness. Too many people go through life, not really sure who they are or what they want. One quote that the $500 Millionaire loves about self awareness is, “If you are clear with what you want, the world responds with clarity.” In other words you must know yourself to grow yourself. Some people are even scared to take the time to figure out who they are as a person. That was who I was prior to meeting the $500 Millionaire. I was just wandering aimlessly through life and basically playing defense. Once you REALLY know yourself, you will know what you want out of life. Once you know what you want out of life you will be able to take the actions needed to get it. Once you start taking those actions, you are now steering your growth. Why live a life on a path you can not influence…
If you are feeling like your life is moving too fast or is just out of control, the $500 Millionaire would suggest to think about what the right things you need to start doing and DO IT NOW. Do not wait until later. Just start doing it and you will see that the motivation will follow and you will have a better handle on which directions you life will go.