You Don’t Get What You Want. You Get What You Are.


Have you ever wondered why you don’t make more money or you aren’t further up the business ladder?

Why are some people only paid minimum wage and others paid hundreds of dollars an hour, for what seems like little work?

Are you ready for the truth? Do you really want to know why you aren’t paid more in the market place?

Well, the truth is that’s all you’re worth to the marketplace.  That doesn’t mean that’s all you’re worth as a human.  To the Lord and to your family and friends, you are invaluable.  But to the marketplace, you are paid what you are worth. You are paid according to what you ARE!


Let me try to bring in some clarity.  Let’s say that you set a particular goal.  You then ask yourself what you have to do to reach that lofty goal.  You decide a plan of action and you start doing those tasks.  You do everything in your plan and you successfully achieve what you went after.  You’ve done it.


The next goal you set is considerably larger. To get this heftier goal you have to DO more than you’ve done before.  If you keep this pattern up, eventually you won’t be able to DO anymore.  There are only so many hours in the day.  So what do you do?  You have to become more.  “Success isn’t a doing process. It’s a becoming process.  Success isn’t something you pursue. Success is something you attract by the person you become.  What you pursue usually eludes you like the butterfly you can’t quite catch.  If you want to have more…. you must become more.” –Jim Rohn


If you want to climb the ladder of success, you must work harder on yourself than you do on your job.  You have to develop the skills and mindset of the type of person who would attract the goal you are seeking after.  Unfortunately, in the marketplace we don’t get what we want. We get what we are.  When you want to become 20 times more than you are currently worth, you can’t work 20 times as hard.


Instead of asking the question, “What do I have to DO to reach my goals?”  Ask yourself, “Who do I have to BECOME to reach my goals?”

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Posted on May 4, 2013, in Beliefs That Govern Your Actions. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on The Miseducated Millennial and commented:
    “Success isn’t a doing process. It’s a becoming process. Success isn’t something you pursue. Success is something you attract by the person you become.”

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