Chapter 12


There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.

—Indira Gandhi

When you think of that person, you can't help but grimace.

It seems as though everything they do works better, looks nicer, and flows easier.

You say to yourself:

“I wish I had her life.”
“He has it easy because…”
“She doesn't understand.”
“He drives me nuts.”
“She gets everything she wants.”
“He is going to be a nightmare.”
“She and I will never get along.”

We have all felt that way about someone, and let me tell you, it is eating away at your opportunity to prosper and be happy. I know. I have done it. I have looked at people or business mentors and thought that their success came from something other than hard work. Real thoughts I've had:

Well, sure, she's beautiful.
He was rich to start with.
Everybody loves her.

Guess what? This kind of thinking prevents us from being in the present and sticking to our vision. The reason a horse wears blinders in a race is to keep it from watching other horses. So take a cue from the horse: Focus on your race, your life, and your business. The way you change the world is by changing your world. Let other people run their race; it has nothing to do with you.

In her book You Can Heal Your Life, motivational author and Hay House founder Louise Hay says:

Imagine the person in conflict or [who has] envy for you. Then imagine an empty dark movie theatre with ...

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