The Law of the Lid

The Law of the Lid

Good morning and happy Monday.

This morning I woke up to find the message below from my mentor and trainer last Thursday morning. It started with the words “Do you know The Law of the Lid, Dionne Miranda?” I wrote him back and said of course I do, you thought me all about it and that’s how Victor and I have been living our life over the past 5 years since we met you. He joked and said, “I have to check in and see if you’re a being a good girl.” At my age anyone who calls me girl gets massive points lol. Now back to you. Do you know the law of the lid?

When you think about spending your money, what do you think of first? Is it to eliminate your bad debts? To keep a roof over your head? To support the vehicle, you choose to drive? Or to invest it with a potential for positive return–in other words, to make it grow?

I believe the first investment with any money you earn, or gain should be in yourself. Many who are much more successful than me will share that the primary source of their happiness and wealth was investing in themselves.

Unless you change who, you are, you’ll always be where you are. You are where you are in life because of the choices you’ve made. To change your circumstances, it’s a matter of becoming more, doing more, developing more worthy relationships, and learning more. Once that door to learning opens, you can’t go back. You’ll see the world differently. Many of us get stuck in who we are, if you are not growing you are rotting, that’s Gods design. Check any fruit tree. We are the fruits of his labour and we are meant to evolve and grow not stay stagnant.

There’s a great quote by Oprah that goes like this, “You do what you know. When you know better, you do better.” Listening to new ideas, developing new strategies, and meeting new people is essential to success.

There’s a law I refer to in my training taught to me by my mentor and coach. It’s called the Law of the Lid. The “lid” is your imaginary ceiling on the amount of achievement you can have or that you deserve. It’s what we’ve conditioned ourselves to believe about our life circumstances. When we get knocked down, we may get back up, but not rise above where we were before. That self-imposed lid limits us from achieving massive success. We all have one, but WE are the ones who control it. Current circumstances don’t have to be a permanent condition. Don’t allow your situation to determine your destination. Your own limiting beliefs limit you.

Pick just one thing about your life that you’re not 100% satisfied with. It could be a relationship, your income, the home you live in or the car you drive, the way your boss treats you or simply who you have become over the years of being a victim. It could be any number of things. Just pick one.

Next, close your eyes. Imagine that you have a magic wand that will create literally anything. What would you want your circumstances to be with that one thing? See it. Feel it. Smell it (if it has a smell). Hear it. Feel the wave of happiness and satisfaction roll through you. Got it? Now, write it down or record it in your own words. Then read or listen to it over and over again until you get motivated enough to seek out the changes you need to make in order to make it real.

Remember to be a leader, you have to lead yourself first. Have a great week.

With love,
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