It’s all about what you’re asking for, or… what you’re not.
It wasn’t a particularly good marriage, but it probably wasn’t a particularly bad marriage, either, as far as marriages go. What was horrible, was the insular box around it, preventing and any kind of personal growth and development, at least for me, anyway.
And that’s why I ended it.
Growth needs a catalyst, and most of the time… that catalyst has to come from the outside, at least, initially. After all, you can’t know anything more than what’s inside your head right now, so unless you’re constantly pursuing — or in my case, fervently chasing — those “one big ideas,” you’re not going to find them.
Few of us are Einstein’s, where we’re so up in our head and such dynamic creative’s that your mind is like a wellspring of inventiveness. I’m not, that’s for sure.
Anyway, the biggest problem I probably had in my first marriage was my wife was stuck in the past and unable to move forward. And her past, like mine, was frankly, pretty miserable.
But the thing is, in life, and especially in business, people treat you the way you want to be treated. The universe is like that — it gives you what you ask for — no more… and no less.
So if you view yourself as a proverbial doormat for people to walk over and trample on, that’s what’s going to happen.
If you think you’re something special, then that’s what people are going to think of you, too.
And if you believe, in your heart of hearts, you’re just average, then… you’ll be average, earn average amounts, and have an average life (maybe).
The more successful you are, the better you’d better feel about yourself, otherwise you’re working on a house of cards that’s gonna get blown down.
If things aren’t working for you now, I’d suggest you think this information through, and ask yourself “How am I asking the world to treat me?” A lot of your frustration and obstacles may lie in the answer to this question.
Look, no one has a crystal ball. Your marketplace can only make decisions based on the information you’re giving them, and… the information you’re not giving them. What kind of information is that, for you?
Now go sell something, Craig Garber
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