There are certain things in life that are unquestioned needs. You need a roof over your head. You need food. You need to take care of your family. You need to feed the dog and take out the trash. You need a source of income and you need to pay your bills. If any of these things weren’t happening, you would take immediate and urgent steps to correct it.

By comparison, we start to enter a grey area around needs and wants for things that are commonly considered by others to be discretionary. Do you really need a bigger house in a better neighborhood? Do you need a cottage and boat at the lake? Do your kids need an Ivy League education? Do you need a new car? Do you need to earn so much more than most people?

Whenever we let other people define what we should have in our life, then we end up questioning ourselves, categorizing things that would really make us happy as discretionary “wants”, and de-energizing our motivation to achieve those things. As a result, our happiness and fulfillment become optional. When that happens, we feel we are living less of a life than we should be, and that has the potential to become negative energy pulling us down every day.

Whoever you are, you have a right to self-define what will let you achieve a full, happy and joyful life—and for that vision to be a valid unquestioned need in your life. Once you recognize that need, then it changes everything about your level of motivation. All the things that have been sitting on the back burner come into daily attention and focus.

  • You have a right to ask for the ability to give yourself and your family the best life possible. What is that life?
  • You have a right to ask for the income and financial resources to fund that lifestyle. How much do you need?
  • You have the right to ask your practice to achieve a level of success that is necessary for your vision. How much does the practice need to grow?
  • You have the right to ask for abundance and freedom in your life and only working the right number of days each year. How many days is that?
  • You have the right to ask your team for excellence, productivity and to create a work environment that energizes you, eliminates stress and makes each day a pleasure. How does your team need to evolve?

Just like you would act immediately to correct any basic needs that aren’t being met, what immediacy and urgency do you now have for your need to enjoy and love the best life possible? What steps can you take right now that deliberately move you forward with certainty to achieving your vision?

As Mark Twain said, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” Today is a great day to do that, and if getting ahead in your vision means your practice needs to grow, Endo Mastery can help.


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