Love Is The Answer

by Alan Hewitt on October 3, 2012

By Noah St John
October 3, 2012

There are only two ways to go through life: coming from Love and coming from Fear.

If you look around, it’s easy to come from Fear. That’s where most of the world is.

Because Fear simply means believing in “not enough” – the belief that there’s not enough money, not enough opportunity, not enough health, not enough love, not enough food, not enough water, not enough energy, not enough good people.

It’s easy to look at the world and believe in “not enough”. After all, much of the world’s population will sleep under a blanket of “not enough” tonight.

Fear and “not enough” are coming from a place of scarcity. It’s often referred to as scarcity thinking. The opposite of scarcity thinking is usually referred to as having an abundance mentality.

However, if you examine the problem more closely, we really don’t have a scarcity problem or an abundance problem. We have a distribution problem.

For example, right now, at this moment, trillions of dollars are changing hands around the world. A great deal of this money is being transferred electronically, through online accounts, electronic banking, and the like.

That means it is not actual dollars or physical money that is changing hands. They are electrons, invisible bits of energy, flowing from one account to another.
So it is literally true that right now, trillions of dollars are actually flowing through you!

Look at the energy problem. Every day, trillions of joules of energy are created in the form of sunlight and wind. More trillions of joules of potential energy sit in our world’s landmasses in the form of discarded junk.

So the problem again is a distribution problem – figuring out how to transform one form of energy into another.

Nearly every problem we face – as an individual, a nation, or a planet – boils down to a distribution problem.

When I first heard those words, I didn’t believe them. That’s because I had plenty of evidence in “not enough”.

After a series of poor decisions – all stemming from my belief in “not enough” – I found myself $35,000 in debt, broke and alone, working out of my parents’ basement.

I remember thinking, “How did I end up in this lousy situation?” As I traced it back, I realised that I had been acting from Fear, from a belief that I wasn’t enough and I wouldn’t have enough.

Then and there, I made a decision that I would start coming from Enough, even if my physical surroundings and outer reality did not yet reflect that.

I started to Afform better. I woke up every morning and thanked God for the gifts of my life.

I started focusing on what I had, rather than what I lacked.

And I started to take classes to learn how to make the thing called money.

So I didn’t only focus on my Inner Game, nor did I solely focus on my Outer Game. I focused on improving BOTH.

Here’s what happened next:

In less than 8 months after making the decision to come from Enough – even though my outer circumstances hadn’t yet changed – I had earned enough money to move out of my parents’ basement into a lovely home.

In less than 14 months, I had paid off 100% of my debts and became completely debt-free.

And in less than 18 months, I had signed a six-figure book deal with a major New York publisher.

So here are four ways to come from Love, even if it doesn’t seem to make any sense:

1. Realise what you HAVE.

It’s easy to focus on what you don’t have. We all don’t have lots of things. But what about the things you HAVE?

Dale Carnegie once wrote: “Would you take a million dollars for what you have?” Then he listed your hands, your arms, your legs, your eyes, your brain. Would you give a million dollars for those things you take for granted every day?

Every morning, be grateful for all that you have. Every night, be grateful for all you’ve been given.

2. Become “Thank you”.

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote, “If the only prayer you ever pray is ‘Thank you’, it will be enough.”

I recommend that you not only SAY “Thank you”, you BECOME “Thank you”. That means to truly realise how precious and fragile this life really is.

It’s true that we often don’t realise what we have until it’s gone. Don’t wait for things to be gone to realize and be grateful for what you have.

3. Discover your true Value.

Those first two steps deal with your Inner Game of Enoughness (Love). These last two deal with your Outer Game.

If you want more of the thing called money, you’ll have to first discover the Value you add to others. Because money is only given when Value is perceived.

What is your main Value you love to give? That’s your first clue to how you’re going to make more money doing what you love.

4. Communicate your Value to others.

We’ve often been told, “Do what you love and the money will follow.” But if that were true, everyone would be paid for lying on the beach!
Here’s the way it REALLY works:

1. Start doing what you love and getting really good at it.

2. Show people how, why and that THEY will benefit from you doing what you love.

3. Then, and only then, does the money follow.

That second bit is called marketing. And it’s the most important piece of the Outer Game of Money.

That’s why it’s important to apply what the marketing experts tell us, so we can show other people how, why and that THEY will benefit when we share our gifts.

While it may be easy to come from “not enough”, it’s really not any fun.

And while it might take a little more effort to come from Love, do it anyway – you’ll find it’s more than worth it!

Author’s Notes

Noah St. John is the inventor of Afformations and bestselling author of The Secret Code of Success: 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness (HarperCollins).

Noah is the world’s most-quoted expert on how to clear your head trash. He’s appeared in over 2,000 media outlets including CNN, ABC, NBC, The Washington Post and PARADE Magazine.

Through his books, audio books and seminars, you can learn how to become successful in your life using Afformations and all the other advice he has to offer.

Noah has just put out a FREE video training series that shows you exactly how to have more abundance and well-being by using simple AFFORMATIONS. Get Access Here

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