Yesterday our family got our first pet. My kids saved up their “points” over the summer and decided they wanted to get a hamster. (We are really easing into this pet thing, ha ha)
We brought the hamster home, set up the cage and then let “Teddy” into his new glorious home.
He scurried around a bit then buried himself in the soft bedding of his cage, and the kids were a little disappointed because they wanted to play.
Later that night when we thought our son was asleep he walked into our room with big eyes saying “I can’t sleep, the hamster is so loud and running on it’s wheel non-stop.”
We laughed and decided that we needed to move Teddy’s cage out of the bedroom. Little did we know that hamsters are much more active at night than they are during the day, that is just their nature.
When you think about growth and potential, nature really doesn’t hold back:
How tall does a tree grow? … As tall as it can…How many bunnies do rabbits have? … As many as they can…How much do bears eat before they hibernate for the winter? … As much as they can…
It’s really only humans that pump the brakes and limit our own potential.
Somewhere in time we pick up false beliefs, misconceptions and perspectives that are chalk-full of lies.
When you look at other people you find successful in life what is different between you and them…
What they think, believe and thus put into action.
So let’s start asking ourselves some better questions, like:
What thoughts and beliefs do you need to have to be _______ (healthy, wealthy, calm, etc.)?What fear or lie is holding you back from your goals? What lie(s) do I believe about money and finance that is limiting my dream lifestyle?
You get the idea. I love the quote from Einstein:
“If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask… for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.”
I had a lot of false beliefs, perceptions about money and finances while I was young. And honestly I probably still have a bunch more I need to change.
However the journey is the fun part.
Remember — It’s Your Time…