Prosperity Principle #7 - Competence

Jul 21, 2021

We've been walking through my seven Prosperity Principles. When put into place, these principles will create more wealth, success, and happiness in your life.

We've covered Prosperity Principle #1, which was about accepting yourself, embracing yourself and knowing your talents and desires, and then reaching complete self-acceptance.

Prosperity Principle #2 was about casting a big dream – big dream, big life; small dream, small life. 

Prosperity Principle #3  was about attaining physical well-being. Your body matters. Do you have the energy, enthusiasm, and stamina to create your vision?

Prosperity Principle #4 was about mental clarity – focusing your mind and using it as a weapon to aid you in your journey of creating your vision.

Prosperity Principle #5 was about emotional courage – being willing and capable of feeling any emotion and still advancing towards the objective.

Prosperity Principle #6 was about social connection – deep, transparent relationships in full integrity with a few human beings within a safe community. 

Today we continue with Prosperity Principle #7:

Excellence comes through attaining the right knowledge and allowing that knowledge to become wisdom through practice and integration. Mastery requires the willingness to fail forward without shame.

Look, if you're like most human beings, when you're starting on a new job career, a new adventure, one of the first things you're going to do is start gaining the skills, knowledge and wisdom you need to be successful in that new field or in that new mission. This is typically where human beings start, but it's Prosperity Principle #7 for a reason, because unless you master yourself and form deep relationships, your knowledge and skills are completely irrelevant.

When you start with competency, but you're paralyzed by your mind and your emotions, that competency is not going to be used. It's not going to be beneficial. 

If you're scared to take a step, it doesn't matter what you know. But when you master yourself and understand what's happening inside your mind and body, when you understand the alignment of who you are and what you want, and when you have a connection with a group of human beings that allows you to fall into a safe community, regardless of what the outcomes are, that is when those talents and gifts you possess become radically purposeful.

It takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. Ten thousand hours. It's not uncommon for a new business owner or someone who steps into a new field or starts to create a new life to take a step forward, but then fail and move back into the old comfortable (uncomfortable) life that they're looking to escape.

Competency will help you continue to advance, but mastery requires the willingness to fail 10,000 times in order to learn how to win. This requires persistence, resolve and an attitude that you're going to continue to move forward regardless of what you feel, and the obstacles in your way.

Prosperity Principle #7 is all about mastering the requirements of what you're trying to accomplish, and the rest of the Prosperity Principles help you utilize those in the most effective way.

Competency is awesome. 

Competency is required.

Just don't lean on competency as the only reason that you're going to succeed or you'll fail because there's so much more in the mix.

But when you do commit, keep moving forward. As obstacles appear before you, act, learn and revise… but keep moving forward.

Do you know the reason most people don't wake up excited about the life they're living? Because they don't even know what that looks like or they don't believe that their dreams are even possible. Once you are clear about what you want, the entire universe conspires in your favor.

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