I haven’t been paying too much attention to the public lynching of DJ Sbu, until this morning when I was shown an article, online, which referred to yesterday’s Sunday World cover story. This particular article reports that S’bu doesn’t own the house he appeared in on Top Billing. The article was accompanies by links to related articles about his energy drink, relationship and driving – all negative. I assume that Sunday World does these stories because they sell papers. If people weren’t eagerly consuming stories of S’bu mishaps and missteps, the paper wouldn’t bother to cover them.
It had me thinking about something a teacher once told be, which upon reflection I saw to be true, at least in my life.It is a tool I have been using ever since. A surefire way to determine how ready you are to bring about what you want, is how you feel towards people who are being, doing or having that which you want to be, do, or have.
For example, if you want to be married, but instead of joy you feel anger, envy and irritation when you see married couples or you hear that someone is engaged, and you rejoice whenever you see someone unhappily married or getting a divorce, you are still not seeing yourself as someone who can be happily married.
If you want to be rich, but rich people rub you up the wrong way, you still do not believe that you are capable of doing what it takes to become rich.
If you want a baby, yet the painful pounding ache of your biological clock overrides the joy of seeing a mommy with her baby, you don’t yet believe that this is possible for you.
If you want to be highly educated and qualified, but when someone tells you about their PhD or MBA you roll your eyes, you don’t truly believe you can have that level of education.
Basically, every time you catch yourself “lynching” someone primarily because they have what you seek, you are not ready to Be, Do or Have it yet.