Our last post went over the first three saboteurs to success. Now, we will hit on numbers 4, 5 and 6.
Saboteur #4: Willingness to receive Have you heard the story of the lady trapped in her house while the flood was coming? The water is rising so fast she is forced up to her second story. When a boat comes by to rescue her she refuses the help saying, “I believe in God. God will save me.” Soon she is forced up to the roof and another boat comes, but still she refuses, “I believe in God. God will save me.” Finally a helicopter swoops in and drops a rope, but still she refuses, “I believe in God. God will save me.” Then she gets swept away by the flood and dies. Upon arriving in Heaven, she goes straight to God and says, “I believed in you, why did you let me die?” To which the Lord replied, “Lady, I sent two boats and a helicopter, what more did you want?” ASK, BELIEVE, AND RECEIVE! It’s important that we actually allow ourselves to receive the gifts that are presented to us. Often the answers we seek do not show up in the form that we have imagined but they are there. What opportunities, gifts, or answers to your greatest questions are smacking you right in the face and you are overlooking?
Saboteur #5: The Scarcity Mindset The scarcity mindset is a massive devastator to success. I’ve seen perfectly smart people who are on a perfectly good track completely derail themselves because of one little pattern of behavior that is based in scarcity thinking. Here’s the thing, the scarcity mindset is pre-programmed into our brain and it runs automatically. It’s like a computer virus. The good part is that it’s designed to protect us. It’s designed to keep us safe and out of trouble. The problem is that it is not designed to have us win big. We must overcome this and please, please, please, I beg of you, please do not try to overcome this virus alone. Trust me on this, by the time you even realize it’s happening it is too late. Here’s a solution. Change your entire environment to outsmart and overcome your scarcity patterns. Find a good mentor, a great coach, and a powerful support team. They must be good and you must trust them implicitly. They are the backbone to support you to outsmart yourself and break out of the patterns of scarcity thinking that are preventing you from having all that you deserve. Take a look at your financial position. Ar