A thief is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as one that steals especially stealthily (slow & deliberate) or secretly. Is there a thief in your house? I know that you are probably saying to yourself, “Of course, there isn’t a thief in my house”. But are you really sure about that?
When I ask you if there is a thief in your house, I don’t really mean your physical house. I am referring to your life in general. Now, grab a piece of paper and write down everyone in your close social network. These people are your friends, colleagues, business partners, etc. Take a good look at that list and understand that you are entrusting your Why in life to all of these people. That’s right…these people are a determining factor in the actual achievement of your Why in life. How does that feel? If you are confident in your associations, then simply stop reading this article. BUT if there is any doubt in your mind that someone you’ve listed could ultimately destroy your Why then keep on reading!
A thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy your dream for not only you but also your family. How? A thief will slowly gain your trust and many times the trust of your family and friends. Then, the thief begins to take cowardly action steps that slightly interfere with your progression towards the achievement of your Why. Before you know it, you wake up one day and that person that you trusted has stolen your chances of ever achieving your Why in life. How does that make you feel? I’m sure that you are truly fired up at the thought of anyone stealing from you and your family!
So, how do you stop the thief? You DECLARE that you and only you will decide if you succeed or fail in life. You simply can’t allow the thief to step foot in your “house.” Just like you have an alarm on your car, you must have a powerful alarm on your Why that violently sounds off when the thief is trying to slither into your life like a snake. You must believe that you possess the power to stomp that snake and stop him from stealing your Why!
I don’t want to make you paranoid about everyone around you. I just want to make you aware that sometimes people that we trust are in disguise. Often, these people truly do care about us but become infected with greed and jealously, which makes them become our worst enemy.
Remember, you must guard your Why and protect it from the thief. If you don’t, then no one will.