“Champions know that success is inevitable; that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.” ~Michael J. Gelb
I came across a concept today that blew me away in its simplicity and power. I wish I could claim it as my own, but I can’t. I heard it in a video by Eben Pagan who was unknown to me until recently when my friend Jason Gracia of Motivation 123 turned me on to him. It appears I’m the last person on the planet who didn’t know about Eben.
If you don’t know about him, you are my new best friend, and we can wallow in ignorance together. Or I can enlighten you, because he is someone to pay attention to.
Eben Pagan is an entrepreneur who’s had tremendous success, initially in a market providing dating advice for men. He built a company that generates $20 million in annual sales with his Double Your Dating brand . He has since taken his experience and knowledge, developing training and home study programs to help entrepreneurs who are interested in growing existing businesses. He is currently making more than $30 million per year.
Within a short span of time has attained “guru” status in the field of Internet marketing.
Eben’s newest product, Self Made Wealth, is a training program that aims to help people manage their money properly, kick bad spending habits, rewire their brains to get a correct perspective of money, and accumulate assets to build self made wealth.
OK, I know all of that background is a diversion from telling you about Eben’s idea, but I wanted you to get a feel for his success and reputation so you can see how this concept has influenced and empowered him. So here’s the concept:
Rather than viewing something you want as a goal that must be achieved, view it as an outcome that is inevitable.
This is a subtle shift in thinking, but feel what it does to your perception of a problem or goal. For example, if you had the goal to lose weight, then you’d be thinking first of everything you had to do to reach that goal. But if you believed and embraced that being fit and healthy was inevitable for you, that shift totally changes the way you think about yourself and achievement.
If an outcome becomes inevitable, then the process becomes natural. If success is perceived as inevitable, then you will find a way to make it happen. You are “out-picturing” the final result. It already exists. You just have to arrive there.
Part two of this mind-blowing concept is the “how to get there” element.
When something is inevitable — it already exists on some level. So you just have to set up the conditions to pull that truth into physical reality. What needs to be done to get you from this reality now to the inevitable reality of your success? Those steps are easy. Use the inevitability factor as a magnet to draw you forward.
Think about times you’ve been jogging. When it’s time to turn around and start heading home, it’s as though an invisible rope is pulling you along. You know you’re going to get home, so you just get there. You don’t think about each step of the way.
I have a new blogging friend, Jaime Tardy, who writes a blog called Eventual Millionaire. The name alone proclaims the inevitability of her success. If you look at her picture, you will see that she’s a young thing. But at the age of 22, she was making six figures. Her millionaire status is just waiting for her arrival.
This reminds me of another great story I heard from Atlanta radio personality Neal Boortz. Before he was a talk show personality, Neal was a practicing attorney. When he was preparing for the Bar Exam, he had many people, including his mom, telling him not to get his hopes up as most people don’t pass the exam the first time.
But Neal had an “inevitability mentality.” While studying for the exam, he shut off all communication with well-meaning family and friends. On exam day, he wore a three-piece suit to the exam — as though he were already a practicing attorney. He passed.
If you have any acquaintance with Quantum Mechanics, the idea that two realities can simultaneously exist is not so far-fetched.
Once you focus your attention on the reality that you wish to have, you have just created the momentum to propel yourself toward that reality.
So what does this mean for you in everyday life?
- Pick something that you want to achieve or accomplish.
- Begin to view it as inevitable. Do this in every mental and practical way you can imagine. Think about it, visualize it, draw it, write about it, make a vision board.
- Start setting up the conditions to allow it to happen naturally. Every day, create those conditions, one after another.
- Watch, wait, and act expectantly. Feel yourself being pulled toward the inevitable outcome. Know it as a reality.
I see great things for you! It’s inevitable.