“The only chance for your success is if you buy the winning lottery ticket because, at this rate, you’ll be dead broke within 2 years.
Most of us in the small group laughed when Jim, my accountant friend, ended his story with that line. But it wasn’t funny for everyone, and it may not be funny for you.
As NLP Life Coaches, Ronda and I see our share of unhappy, unsuccessful people who then go on to “win the lottery,” so to speak, after a few successful sessions of coaching.
Unfortunately, you, like too many others, may rely on hope and optimism for your success.
Hope and optimism are good to have, but because you are human, that means you are also a creature of habit. Being a creature of habit means you continue to do the same thing year after year while being hopefully optimistic. That’s not good.
It could be OK if you have a Set For Life ticket, which is what I call a government job. But for the rest of us, well … we better start paying attention to the startling facts below.
The Startling Facts – 95% Won’t Have Success
It’s true, 95% of people won’t be successful, and you may be one of them. Which means your success is doomed.
If you are included in that population that will ultimately fail, starting a new year won’t make any difference in your success.
And what’s worse, if you are in the 95% group, and let’s face it, chances are you are, then what I’m about to say won’t make any difference anyway because your success is already decided.
But don’t blame me, I’m only the messenger …
Here’s What You Must Know
According to data from the Social Security Administration …
If you take any hundred people, no biases, take any hundred people at the start of their working careers and follow them for 40 years until they reach retirement age here’s what you’ll find:
- Only 1 will be wealthy;
- 4 will be financially secure;
- 5 will continue working, not because they want to but because they have to;
- 36 will be dead; and
- 54 will be dead broke – dependent on their meagre pension checks, relatives, friends, even charity for a minimum standard of living.
As you can clearly see in the first two points, only 5% of the population will experience success. Now compare the first two with the last 3, and that’s 95% of the people who will fail.
Here’s My Prediction …
No offence, but predicting you are in the 95% group is easy, and I’ll be correct 95% of the time – pretty good odds if I were at the casino or buying lottery tickets.
And here’s another kicker.
If you’re in the 95% group that will fail, chances are you will stay in the 95% group.
Otherwise, the 95% wouldn’t be so predictable, would it?
Unfortunately, a part of you agrees with me and believes that you don’t have what it takes to be a success. You’re wrong, of course, but it’s for that very reason that so few people become a success – They Don’t Believe They Can!
But Wait, It Gets Worse
Of course, you can change your belief, although you probably won’t, because if you’re a true 95 percenter, you won’t believe that you can anyway – failure runs deep.
And just thinking you can be successful does not have the same powerful effect as truly believing it.
Are you starting to see the spot you’re in?
Well, for the 5% who do see the spot you are in, this is what you must do …
Absolutely Believe – To Have Success
Because when you truly believe you can accomplish something, then nothing can stop you. How could it? It’s inevitable. It’s absolute. IT – JUST – IS!!!
Whereas, when you just think something, it leads to thoughts of failure sooner or later. Thoughts about giving up, what’s the use, followed by reasons you can’t or won’t make it work.
And you will somehow make an association to or blame it in some way to your past or background.
Compare those two statements above … carefully.
Now, tell the truth. In your life, what you are trying to accomplish, do you really believe you can succeed and achieve it?
My guess is you absolutely (at least at a deep level) believe you can’t. (Remember, I have a 95% chance of being right!)
2 Takeaways – 1 Just For The 5%ers
There are 2 positive takeaways here, but 1 is only for those of you destined for the 5% group.
And don’t blame me. It’s not my fault if you’re in the 95% group. I didn’t create these numbers. As stated above, this is data from the Social Security Administration.
So here are your takeaways …
First is the fact that it proves my point about how solid and absolute beliefs are.
And second, for the real 5%, this knowledge gives you another link in your chain of success. Because, as a true 5 percenter, you are always looking for knowledge that will help you achieve.
5% Believe – 95% Think They Believe
Success-driven people believe they will experience success, so they simply look for ways to get there.
And I can guarantee they don’t go it alone. Success-driven people get help from people who have the know-how.
In our NLP Coaching practice, we know how to help you change your beliefs quickly and safely.
Changing beliefs about yourself and your place in the world is no light matter; you must do it with care. And because we have been successfully teaching and using these NLP Techniques for over 20 years, we know how to do it right.
Your future success also depends on your future health and well-being; you don’t want to create beliefs that can hurt you over time.
That can be as bad or worse than not believing that you can have success.
You will not reach success through chants and trying to convince yourself, “I think I can, I think I can.” That just doesn’t work, and the 95% prove it.
You’ll just end up frustrated and jaded like those in the 95% group who stand around muttering emphatically; that won’t work …
So, if you know you’re part of the 95% group, don’t be upset; just live with it. It’s your destiny.
But on the other hand, if you’re in the Successful 5% you’ll want every advantage helping you stay there.
Because you never know when one of those 95%ers might actually succeed and slip into your group, bumping you out.
Contact us now to find out how you can be more successful this year.