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Be, Do, Have

Our success in life is largely dependent on our mindset. If you wait until conditions are perfect you are unlikely to achieve your goals, as you will always be waiting for the right time, and will never take that important first step.

Getting the following three words in the right order will heavily influence the outcomes we can achieve.  Those words are be, do and have. Once you have decided on your goals, you next need to consider who you need to be in order to achieve your goals, rather than what you need to do.

Compare the following sentences:

“When I have a more profitable business, I’ll do great things with my family and be a great partner and parent… first I need to work a bit harder to sort out my business and finish these projects, then everything will fall into place.”

“In order to be a great partner and parent, I need to work smarter so I can have more time with my family.”

So, if you figure you need to work smarter, how do you do that?

When you focus on who you need to be first, you’ll start to prioritise doing things in a way which is consistent with that role. The things you’ll have as a result become the bi-product of who you are. In contrast, if we wait to achieve what we think we must have in order to be a better person, we risk never changing our habits.

So, decide who you really want to be and start being that person today. Think like that person, speak like that person, and act like that person.

If you let the be drive what you do from now on, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll get what you want (the have).

“You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.” – Zig Ziglar

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Graham Burfield
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