Note: This is my personal aha from reading the book, The One Minute Millionaire – The Enlightened Way to Wealth written by Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen. Feel free to check out the previous aha blog post tagged under aha’s or start from here.
Aha Number 18: Be Congruent
My aha from this chapter is alignment! This is such an important word for our life. I have noticed when I am in alignment with my body, mind and spirit life seems to flow easier. It is typical, when I am not aligned that I have more challenging days. So this was first and foremost a great reminder for me to check in with myself more frequently to be sure that my head and heart are matching up with what I am doing and where I am spending my time. I can usually tell when I am not aligned because I will get a feeling inside and it turns to frustration and anxiety. So check in with yourself from time to time to be sure you are in alignment with what you want in your life.
Now, back to the chapter, the authors talked a lot about being congruent and in order to achieve abundance you must be congruent and aligned in three main areas.
- Have a desire
- Have self-acceptance
Have a desire seems relatively easy to me. What is it that you want? You probably have thought or said several things already today that you want. Basically, you have to want it in order to go after it. Because without knowing what we want how could we possibly move forward to get it, whatever “it” is for you.
Your belief. Have you heard the phrase by Henry Ford, “Whether you believe you can or can’t you are right”. Seriously, think about that for a moment. Have there been times in your life when you believed you could do something and you did it with a surprise of ease? How about when you believed you couldn’t and sure enough no matter how hard you tried you just couldn’t do it. So you have to believe you can do something in order to achieve it. So regarding the book, you have to believe you can become an enlightened millionaire because if you don’t believe it then it is not going to happen.
Self-acceptance is the third. The authors suggest that you have to believe it to your very core that you deserve to be wealthy. So honestly, ask yourself do you believe you truly deserve it? If you don’t believe you deserve it, why not? You are just as special as anyone else with your own gifts and blessings to share with others. So accept who you are and accept it with all of you.
All three things need to occur in order to move forward and I think these concepts actually pertain to many aspects of our life. So be congruent in your heart, mind and your spirit and go for it!