Grant Cardone Changed My Mind
There are many ways my mind has been changed (for the better) because of Grant Cardone and his teachings. Here are 3 that have impacted me and moved me closer to my full potential.
- Nothing happens to you, it happens because of you.
- Success is your ethical duty, obligation and responsibility.
- Action is the middle finger to doubt.
Let’s look at each one individually and how it’s helped.
ONE: Nothing Happens To You, It Happens Because Of You
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re absolutely right.” Henry Ford gets the credit for this quote. But Grant, as Grant will do, takes this concept to a whole different level and it’s almost Zen like. Take full responsibility and credit for everything that happens in your life. The good and the bad. The positive and the negative.
Thankfully, in 2007, I finally started to not only truly understand this but act on it. I stopped blaming the world for my situations and recognized that everything that has happened to me in my life up to this point was a result of the choices I had made and was making. Nothing else.
Even the things most consider would be outside of my circle of influence. The things you’ve convinced yourself you had no control of. What I have total control of is my response and how I perform in the now. If I am the reason good things happen, I am also the reason bad things happened.
And the deeper my understanding of this concept gets, interestingly enough, the ratio of good to bad sh*t happening in my life continues to shift significantly towards the good.
TWO: Success Is Your ETHICAL duty, obligation and responsibility
- SUCCESS: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
- ETHIC: a set of moral principles, especially ones relating to or affirming a specified group, field, or form of conduct.
- DUTY: a moral or legal obligation; a responsibility.
- OBLIGATION: an act or course of action to which a person is morally or legally bound; a duty or commitment.
- RESPONSIBILITY: a moral obligation to behave correctly toward or in respect of.
Who are you? If you’re religious at all, recognize that your god made you in their image. The poet Rumi said, “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” If you’re a physicist you recognize that we are mostly made up of empty space and that motion and gravity is what is keeping you and everything else together. And that the same atoms and elements that make up your body have the energy potential to either power a city or destroy one.
We did not show up on planet Earth to live an average, ordinary life. Period. What is your aim? What is your purpose?
Once I started taking full responsibility for my life, I began to realize that I have an obligation to show myself, my family, my community, county and world what we are truly capable of doing and becoming. Since success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, we are obliged to find and know ours and live it to the fullest.
THREE: Action Is The Middle Finger To Doubt
This is the third way Grant Cardone changed my mind. When in doubt, do something. We’re all better off doing something as opposed to nothing. If you’re going down, go down swinging. Doubt has to be the one thing most responsible for the delay of life.
[LEARN how to starve the doubt]
In 1968, Arthur C Clark published 2001 A Space Odyssey. In 2017, it seems we are light years away from that level of space travel and exploration. Why? Doubt.
In our daily life, how have we allowed doubt to slow our progress? Remember, it’s happening because of us, not to us and success is a duty now so when doubt tries to creep in and slow you down, take action. Do something.