This passage has been excerpted from Wellth: How I Learned to Build a Life, Not a Resume by our founder and CEO Jason Wachob, a prescriptive memoir that redefines successful living and offers readers instead a new life currency. You can buy it here.
First of all, there’s no silver bullet or shortcuts to achieving anything great. You can’t just snap your fingers and manifest it.
My problem with a lot of self-help gurus is that they promote a message that is about entitlement. Yes, I truly believe that we all deserve a great life, a life filled with happiness, health, and abundance. But I also believe that this is a three-part process: believing, seeing, and doing.
The first step is believing. You have to believe—otherwise you won’t accomplish anything. If you don’t believe you’ll meet your soul mate, get that raise, or lose that weight, then it’s over before you even start. It won’t happen. Period.
I tend to think big and believe that huge things can happen. For example, when mindbodygreen launched out of our tiny apartment in Brooklyn, I envisioned it becoming an influential media brand that would make wellness accessible to the masses. I always believe in myself, and I also believe that anyone can accomplish anything that they set their minds to.