Not long ago, a woman asked me an interesting question…
“At what point did you actually get it?”
I thought about it for a few moments before the answer came to me:
I realized that I hadn’t gotten it, and what’s more, I never will.
“Getting it” comes in stages
I say that because no matter where you are now—or how well you do something—it’s nothing relative to where you can go.
Consider the world of sports, where records are broken all the time. Look at what happens in the Olympics.
In 2012, more than 50 records were broken, which was more records than were broken in 2008. And during the current games, Olympic and World Records are being broken every day.
Of course, things keep getting better in other areas too. People are always accomplishing things, and others think no one will ever do it better. But then someone comes along and blows it out of the water.
Look at the evolution of phones over the past 60 years.
And what about our navigation devices? Because of the way the Global Positioning System is evolving, someday it will be impossible to get lost. That may not be good for our privacy, but it is a potential life saver.
Even products that are real trendsetters are quickly improved. YouTube is an excellent example of that…
Being able to share and view videos online was a revolutionary concept in 2005. So much so that YouTube was named Time Magazine’s Invention of the year in 2006.
Today, YouTube is still incredibly popular, but there are a lot of newer video sites have better features and higher quality videos.
It’s for these reasons and many more that we should never feel like we get it.
There’s always room for improvement
Of course, things shouldn’t just keep getting better and better in sports and technology. It should—and can—also happen in our individual lives.
However, sometimes we forget all the progress we’ve made, or we rest on our laurels.
When the woman I mentioned at the beginning of this post asked me at what point I got it, my mind flashed back to pivotal points in my life…
Like when I was advising the boards and top executives of Fortune 500 firms.
And when I became Bob Proctor’s business partner.
And when I built up the belief and courage to purchase my dream home in Washington.
Those were all times in my life that I might have thought I had arrived. However, even though I took the time to savor each victory, I knew I didn’t want to stay there forever. I wanted to keep growing so I could do even better.
How to apply this notion to your everyday life
I firmly believe that our collective purpose is to evolve by increasing our awareness. As our awareness grows, we begin to experience a limitless life, which is the life we were meant to live.
Remember, we have infinite potential. There’s no end to our capabilities. So the idea of “getting it” is constantly changing.
If you think you’ve got it all figured out, you’ll probably start going backwards because you should be evolving and creating every day of your life.
To keep things moving onward and upward, I suggest that you do three things:
1. Always do whatever you are going as well as you can.
2. Become a serious student of the laws of the universe and how to work in harmony with them. I believe that if you become a great student, everything else will follow.
3. When you accomplish a goal, start thinking about your next step, and then the next, and then the next.
I hope you never feel like this…
Does that mean you should feel discouraged or anxious about reaching the next step?
Instead, it should bring you hope and peace of mind about where you are and where you are going. You can rest in the joy of who and what you are. Knowing that it’s your nature to always be working toward something.
If you need help understanding your next step, get it. Read a good book. Get a good mentor—and do exactly what they tell you.
As long as you have the will to do it, you will get the next thing you set your sights on.
So tell us…
Have you had pivotal points in your life where you thought, “I’ve got this”?
Has this post changed your perception of what it means to get it?
What other thoughts or feelings did this post trigger in you?
Leave a comment below to let us know.
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To more and better,