“Excuse me sir, may I go out”. If you were raised in any rural school especially in Kenya, you would understand that this is a standard statement that kids are TAUGHT to use to gain permission to visit the facilities…ok the loos…Ok..the toilet! Other kids elsewhere am sure they have better code words to use…but at the end of the day, they get the PERMISSION.
There definitely is such a thing as Success Disorder. It is so subtle that even those who truly are willing to succeed in one way or another suffer from this disoder. Come to think of it…do we have people who want to earn 10 times more than they are earning now? Do we have people who would want to improve their relationships? Do we have people who would really enjoy some time on holiday in a cruise ship? Do we have people who would give anything to get a better job? Better yet, do we have people who dream day in and out of being a meaningful specific? Yes on all counts!
Question: Why are they/we not experiencing that which we desire/want to have, be and do yet we have longed for it/them for years on end? Ever thought about that? That is what Success Disorder is all about. You could spell success disorder this way: PERMISSION. According to Noah St. John, Success Disorder is what happens when a person develops a deeply negative SELF BELIEF, and UNCONSCIOUSLY develops a pattern of behaviour marked by an aversion to or pushing away of success.
The most intriguing thing about success disorder is that it does not take place in the Conscious mind.It takes place over time within the subconscious mind. It is slowly wired in day in day out depending on how we are ‘taught’, or what we experience in life. Therefore, the conscious mind is busy saying things like “I am going to be rich”….yet the subconscious mind retorts “Remember, you can never be rich”. According to Noah St.John, the unconscious mind is even bigger thant he concious mind, and much more powerful. It dictates the way things will gravitate in anyone’s mind.
Permission to succeed is effectively given by the subconscious mind, through eliminating head trash. We will be talking about our ‘environmnet’, and our fuel system at a later post.
If we are to deal with success disoder, there are three things that we can do.
I am sure you realize by now that in order to succeed, you must give yourself permission to succeed, not at the conscious level, but at the subconscious level. This is extremely SUBTLE…and critical for that matter. You do not need to be motivated to succeed really…you are already motivated. What you might need is to give yourself PERMISSION to succeed.
Over to you.