DECLARATION 17: "I always think BOTH."
According to Harv:
Wealth File 12: "Rich people think BOTH. Poor people think either or." T. Harv Eker discusses how rich people see the bigger picture and aren't afraid to ask for all possible. Poor people narrow their focus to limiting themselves to one or the other, so to speak. Are there situations where you slight yourself by only thinking about one or the other? Ask yourself, "How can I have both?" Quite often, you can have your cake and eat it too! Open your mind to all the possibilities and situations where there may be more options than just one. And in nearly all circumstances, it doesn't hurt to ask! It is certainly more rewarding than having the continuously sinister feeling of what if...what if I could've had both...or have it all...but failed to ask or try for it.
A Book in Time's Commentary:
Professionally: Regret is an unfavorable feeling which can be destructive and self-defeating. It's ok to think bigger than what is being offered. It may take reprogramming the mind to instinctively think bigger about business and growth. Is your glass half empty or half full? Positive thinking often starts with self-talk. If your thoughts are positive, you will have an optimistic approach to responding to your business interactions. Strong motivation for asking for more will improve your chances of hearing a yes in response to your requests. Challenging your thinking can give birth to new ideas, expand your thinking, and create new and energized feelings leading to lucrative and prolific results.
Personally: Personally, I have learned to be happy with what I have. "Godliness with contentment is great gain"1 Timothy 6:6. I am fully content with where I am and all I have. However, that doesn't mean it wouldn't be fun or exciting for continued growth in all aspects of my life. In other words, I just can't be disappointed if I made all efforts possible and tried my best. At that point, I am content with the outcome and am at peace with my efforts. When one door closes, another window opens. There will always be new opportunities.
"Being content with what you have already is an art form that leads to a peace that can't be replaced by anything else." Elizabeth Gilbert
Spiritually: Contentment and gratitude are inseparable. The simple discipline of focusing on the good things in our lives will undoubtedly lead to gratitude and appreciation. Happiness is based solely on your decision to be happy. It is a choice. Yet never become so content that you cannot find room for improvement. "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want" Philippians 4:12.
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