Commit to the Process, Detach From the Outcome
In the past few weeks, I’ve been putting a lot of effort into personal development and mindset training. Why? Because I do believe that as Jerry Clark is known to say, the amount of wealth and success you achieve in network marketing is equal to the amount of effort you put into personal development.
I’ve also really taken to heart something Ray Higdon said during a training call the other day. Many of you know Ray as a master of network marketing prospecting and recruiting. A title he has definitely earned, as he’s presently the #1 income earner for his primary company.
One thing Ray says is “commit to the process, but detach yourself from the outcome.”
Now I know many of you reading this right now are thinking this is a little crazy. I mean, aren’t we supposed to be task oriented and results based in network marketing? Well of course! But what Ray is saying is that we need to commit to a routine that puts us in front of 5 to 10 people a day (or more) and be of a mindset that it’s totally cool if people are not receptive to what we’re offering them.
This is a freeing mindset position, isn’t it? It really reminds me of Deepak Chopra’s mantra for inner peace:
The past is behind me, the future is not yet here, so now I am free of them both.
This is a very powerful statement. It’s one I put out into the world regularly, especially when I feel I’ve struggled with putting a concept into action.
I could instead contemplate on what I presently struggle with doing. But really, where would that get me? All I’d be doing then is to reinforce what I’m presently not good at doing. Speak that into existence enough times worrying and fretting over it and sure enough, my subconscious will begin to make sure it gets put into real life action!
I choose openness, freedom, and possibility.
A Note About the Power of Contemplation
I leave you with some thoughts about what contemplation really is and how powerful of a force it can be. Let’s take a look at what the word contemplate means in its simplest terms; contemplation is the continual use of your thought process.
According to Dr. Wayne Dyer, our thoughts are the very things that begin the process of manifestation or materialization just as a seed begins the process of a flower.
Dyer continues by explaining to us that the process of ridding ourselves of excuses is easy, but because we like to complicate things most of us will not take the time to put it into practice. To rid ourselves of excuses we must learn to practice contemplating what we intend to manifest and then to simultaneously detach from the outcome.
Again, we’re talking about being committed to the process rather than being addicted to the outcome.
Aristotle said “Contemplation is the highest form of activity.” Therefore as we habitually sit and contemplate our justifications, our excuses become more powerful than the action that we may want to take. Instead of contemplating what we lack, we simply need to contemplate what we want to manifest into our lives.
In short, what happens is that our positive thoughts begin to overwrite the negative ones. We reprogram our brain just as we’d reprogram a computer. I mean, isn’t that what our brain is? A powerful computer!
So, what do you think? Are you ready to assert the positive into your life and overwrite some bad data? I know I am, and I practice affirmations and meditations every day that help me accomplish this.
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