How To Change Your Current Reality By Inflating A Bigger Balloon For A Better Life
Possibly the most important post I have ever written and the most powerful in terms of changing your reality and effecting the rest of your life.
A highly visual and critical lesson in your current reality and the implications it has for the rest of your life. You cannot afford to miss this one.
Reality And The Future
Your current reality is at the core of who you are and the life you are living right now. What reality you have in the future will determine who you are and the life you will be living then. Visualizing this need in order to upgrade your reality is difficult and the reason I have developed the concept of Reality Balloons.
The Reality Balloons
One of these balloons will define your current reality and one will define your future reality. You can be happy in both just as you can be unhappy in both. Whether you are happy in life or not will determine which balloon you want to be in and whether that is indeed the case.
Your reality can be best illustrated visually by a balloon.
Some people have a very small balloons and their current reality is very limited. Others have slightly bigger balloons and live a much larger reality, other still have huge balloons and live a life many of us cannot imagine. Here are the balloons.
Most people only ever own a birthday balloon throughout their lifetime.
You know the ones, small size and usually have some simple or ironic birthday message like “Happy 13th Birthday” or “Now That You Are 25 – No More Sheep”.
Some peoples birthday balloons are more inflated than others but all are limited to a very small size, small enough for a child to hold.
People that I would put in this category are those stuck in a 9-5 job – the deflated balloon owners hate their jobs and the highly inflated balloon owners love them but are trapped by them.
Some others in life own fairground balloons.
They have a bigger reality and thus live a bigger life than most. There are quite a people who own fairground balloon realties.
People I put in this category are those currently living their dreams, owning a small business, living where they want and having more free time than most. They work hard, they play hard but their reality is still small enough to be held by hand. They mainly work for themselves and have very little effect on the lives of others.
Still others own Hot Air Balloon Realties.
They have a large balloon and a large reality, it cannot be grounded by any individual nor in fact by many people.
The hot air balloon reality has huge amounts of lift and can carry the owner and others up to very high heights.
People I put in this category are large business and charity owners, the builders of organizations and systems that make themselves rich and help a huge amount of others in the process through products, services and job opportunities.
They enjoy the best things in life and they make positive impacts on hundreds of people in their home cities and countries.
A small number of people in this world have airship realities.
Nothing short of powerful machinery can keep them from becoming airborne and rising to incredibly heights.
The Airships have unrivaled power and lift. They lift hundreds and thousands of people up with them.
I put people like Henry Ford, Edison, Warren Buffet and Richard Brandson into this category.
They live lives that most can not even dream about. They can have and experience anything this world has to offer and in their success they change the lives of millions around the globe through their ideas, businesses and systems.
Your Future Reality
Where are you currently? Are you a birthday balloon, a fairground variety, or do you own a hot air balloon or just perhaps you almost have an airship.
Your future reality is first determined by what you think. If you cannot imagine ever owning the ballon above where you are now then you will NEVER be able to achieve it. Success first begins in the mind, and then through focus and hard work, is translated into reality.
You can be happy or miserable within any balloon reality so bigger is not always better. Which reality you will be happiest in is decided by you and who you are.
If you are a person who wants to own a hot air ballon reality but you stay with a birthday balloon one all your life, then you will never find peace and contentment.
There is a huge exponential difference between the four balloon realties and one cannot simply keep inflating your current balloon to get to the next size up. A paradigm shift needs to occur.
Content Verses Context – Expanding Your Reality
A paradigm shift is defined as A radical change in thinking from an accepted point of view to a new one
You cannot simply inflate you current balloon reality to the next size up. If you try to put as much air as is in a fairground balloon into a birthday ballon it will burst.
The same thing goes for a hot air balloon into a fairground and an airship into a hot air balloon, except that in these cases the difference is exponential.
To move to the next air balloon reality you need to pop your old balloon and upgrade to the next one up. Like busting a balloon this will be a shocking experience. When you burst a birthday ballon, you flinch. When you burst a birthday balloon reality, you definitely flinch.
I bursted my birthday ballon the moment I quit my high paying job and realized I was living the wrong reality. I could have spent my life inflating air into this balloon reality and might have got it to inflate to its very peak. Then, around age 35-40 I would overfill it and it would burst. I would be left with nothing because I had too much ambition for the balloon but it took me 20 years to work it out.
I burst my balloon early, even though it was becoming nicely inflated. I had a great job, great pay, lots of travel, girls and great promotion opportunity.
I would have done well, made middle management and then top management. However I would have not been happy.
I was filling a balloon I didn’t want to end up with and so I had to make the tough decision to burst it. It was shocking, it was painful and most people couldn’t understand why the hell I would do that but I understood the reality ballon concept and realize that it had to be done.
The major pain with popping the balloon is that you now upgrade to the fair ground one but it has no air in it, and it is going to take a huge amount of time and effort to inflate to anywhere near my last one was.
This is painful but necessary. I am back to square one but now, I am filling a new balloon from deflated.
My paradigm shift happened and I couldn’t be happier even though the road ahead is going to be long and tough.
I know also that in the future I eventually want to own a hot air balloon or even an airship.
Each time I am going to have to burst the ballon I am in and this time it will be even more shocking and painful.
You also will need to decide what balloon reality you want to be in and make your decisions. If you are happy with a Birthday Balloon Reality then great, many people have been happy and successful with this approach. However if you want to be the owner of a fairground, hot air, or airship balloon then you cannot be wasting your time filling air into a Birthday balloon. No matter how full it gets you will never be happy until it bursts and then you will be left with nothing.
People will have different ballon realities at different times in life. You cannot go from Birthday Balloon straight to Airship without owning each of the two before it. Just make sure you know which reality balloon you are currently holding and if you are happy with it at this point in your life.
To Sum Up
Be honest with yourself and decide what reality ballon you are in. If you are happy to own this ballon, however well inflated, at the end of your life then great, stick with what you have and fill it to breaking point.
If however you want to own a different ballon, then you will never be happy no matter how much you fill your current one.
If you want to end up with a different ballon reality you have to first burst your current one. It will be painful, you will have to start again and you will have to work even harder but if that is what you want then you will not be happy any other way.
Please re-read this post because it is the most important one I have ever written and if you fully grasp the concept it will revolutionize your life.
Thanks for reading.