There are three components to our success philosophy at the National Club of Real Estate Investors (NCREI). Some of you who attend our monthly meetings know more about it because we often take time discussing them. But for many others who may wonder about our trinity of Education, Connection and Action, I thought this would be a good time to illuminate.
As Emerson once said, the ancestor to every action is a thought. We have also heard, as we think so we shall become. Or you become what you think about all day long. All these expressions and countless many others indicate that the first element needed for success is right thinking.
If thoughts are the precursor to actions, it is our words that act as the bridge between them. How we speak to ourselves and to others is of critical importance. It is essential to have harmony between our thoughts, words and actions. If you think one thing, speak contradictory to those thoughts, and do something different, you will never succeed or be happy. You may fool others (or yourself) in the short term but in the long term your life will never be truly fulfilling. Even if you do all right financially, you'll be a mental, emotional and spiritual wreck!
“Recognized geniuses may be rare, but genius resides within all of us. There’s no such thing as “luck,” or “accident” in this cosmos; and not only is everything connected to everything else, no one is excluded from the universe – we’re all members. Consciousness, like physicality, is a universal quality; because genius is a characteristic of consciousness, genius is also universal. It follows that that which is universal is available to each and every person.”
~Power vs. Force by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.
What Dr. Hawkins is telling us here is that the process of creativity and genius are inherent in all of humanity. The potential genius resides within everyone – it simply waits for the right circumstances to express itself. We all can recall moments in our life when we made a brilliant move or decision, or said exactly the right thing at the right time, without quite knowing why.
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured and far away."
Henry David Thoreau
Within each of us there is voice that whispers, “Take the risks, pursue your dreams, live life to the fullest. As long as you’re not hurting anyone else, why not?” Then outside of us there are voices that scream, “Don’t be a fool, you are going to fail, just be like everyone else. If you do what you want you’re being selfish and hurting others.”
As Emerson once said, “the ancestor to every action is a thought”. You first have an idea; then you have a thought; then you have action. It’s important to see the distinctions among them, for if you try to put them together you will lose clarity. At first it may appear that they are all happening at the same time, but this is not the case. If your awareness is high, you will see where one starts and the other takes over.