11 Nov Aim for self-limiting, unconscious habits to achieve greater success
He replied that he was afraid there was not enough money to pay the bills and keep the food on the table every month. I was confused because I saw both of my parents work hard all the time. So I asked him the following question that popped into my head: “Why isn’t there enough money?”
I don’t think my mother could really have answered that question, so she took out the family checkbook and showed it.
At that moment, I made two decisions: First, not to ask anything from my parents. I didn’t want to be a burden. My second decision was that I was going to bring something out of my life – even though I had no idea what that meant, let alone how to do it.
As I realized that I hate the lives of poverty and inadequacy, I also realized that life doesn’t have to be that way. I saw people on the street who had a lot of money.
Have you heard of the rich father, poor father book? Well, I only had a poor father. My father, although he worked hard all his life, couldn’t teach him to succeed. He simply did not have the appropriate ability or knowledge. And since I didn’t know who to ask and what else to do, I decided to go to the library.
I spent most of my childhood in the library and reading self-help books because I thought these books could help me get out of a life of poverty. I also worked hard at school because every adult told me that the best way to progress in life is to get good grades, go to college and get a good job. So I got straight A, graduated from the top of my class, and got a full scholarship to college.
When I graduated from high school, my parents, teachers, and friends told me I would have great success. Unfortunately, they were all wrong.
After going to college for a year, I got into a series of “survival jobs” and I hated each one more than the previous one. At the age of 25, I was so depressed and saw no way out of the pain that I considered suicide. I survived and decided to embark on a spiritual journey to discover my goal.
Back then, in 1997, I had two epiphanyes that not only gave me a goal, but ultimately helped change the lives of people around the world.
My second epiphony was the discovery of a previously unidentified condition that I called anorexia for success. Just as those who suffer from eating anorexia starve and are content with food crumbs, those who fail are satisfied with the crumbs of life.
When I had these two epiphany, I had $ 800 in my name and a book on HTML. I had no experience in marketing, sales, relationships or business knowledge. Yet I had a burning desire to help people and change.
I realized that there are millions in the world, just like me, who unconsciously developed these self-limiting, unconscious habits, but they had no idea why this was happening or how the problem could be solved. I knew I had to pass this information on to the people who needed it. I decided to start my company, SuccessClinic.com, and start teaching AFFORMATIONS Method and The Power Habits System.
The Power Habits System works on a simple concept: simply knowing “how to be successful” is not enough – because if that were the case, we would all be rich, happy and thin!
His result is driven by unconscious habits that drive his actions. Like driving, your conscious desire for success is your “foot on gas”, while your unconscious desire to stay where you are is your “brake foot”.
The Power Habits System targets unconscious beliefs that cause anorexia for success and puts people on autopilot toward success.
My vision was to create a simple, step-by-step system that anyone – CEOs, managers, entrepreneurs, working moms, athletes, healthcare professionals and more – can use to achieve greater success, happiness and to achieve fulfillment.