3 Steps to Success – Be-Do-Have

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3 Steps to Success – Be-Do-Have

“You’ve got to be before you can do, and do before you can have.” – Zig Ziglar

The One Minute Millionaire authored by Mark Victor Hanson and Robert Allen introduced the “Be-Do-Have” principle. This is a Three-Step Success Formula for achieving your dreams.

By being the person you really want to be right now, doing what you would do as that person, you will bring about the life you want sooner rather than later.

Are you BEING the person you truly want to be?

Take a few moments and really think about who you are being right now and compare that to who you really want to be.

If you really want to achieve ultimate success in all the areas of your life, both personal and business, you need to start being the person you want to be right now!

Most of us have been taught that we need to HAVE things in our life to allow us to DO what we want, which will then allow us to be who we want to be. This way we follow the Have – Do – Be formula. When you do this you’ll frequently say things such as ‘When I HAVE more time, I will then be able to DO more things with my Kids, and then I will BE the father I want to be.

I think this is perfectly illustrated by the person who says all they want in life is to be happy. So you ask them what is stopping you from being happy. They reply that they can’t until they have financial freedom, until they have that they won’t be able to start doing the things that make them happy. It’s a very common story. So many people are ‘waiting until they have what they want before they can be what they want.

The Be-Do-Have principle tells you to be who you want to be straight away. If it’s financial freedom and happiness you are aiming for, then start being the person who is financially free and happy.

Imagine that you are already financially free and start being that person. Walk like a person who is financially free. Make the choices that a person who is financially free will make. Do the things that a financially free person will do. Live like a financially free person will live. Feel like you are financially free!

This principle is so successful in helping people achieve their goals so let it inspire you to start living the life you truly want, today, without waiting until you have everything in place before you start living the life you really want to live.

I can hear you shouting at the computer screen ‘How can I live like a person who is financially free when I don’t have any money?’

Henry Ford said it best, “If you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”   You used to play act as a child, and you loved that, so in a way this is no different.

Picture clearly your future and what you want to have in your life when you are living your dream life, then start being the person who has achieved it.

So let’s take a look at your action steps:

1.)  Figure out exactly what is it that you want to HAVE ~ the specific results  (a fit healthy body, a loving relationship, financial freedom)

2. ) Ask yourself what you would BE if you had those things, and practice being the type of person who has those things.

3.) Ask yourself what you would have to DO to have those things.  Create and develop actions aligned with accomplishing those results. Then start to do the activities that lead to that result.

4.)  Practice BEING those things immediately!  Make sure to examine your Beliefs to see if there is anything holding you back.   If you want to achieve your desired results, you must create a mindset made of Beliefs that support the truth you want in your future!

5.)  Start DOING those activities that will lead you to your desired result!

6.)  Focus on the Being and Doing and the HAVE will come to you!

Just start BEING the person you want to be. Make the decisions to DO what this person would do (as if you already have achieved what you’re aiming for). Then you will HAVE everything you ever dreamed of because YOU started being the person who already had reached the goals way before you actually did…and this is so powerful!

I personally have always known what I want and who I am. I do what I’m passionate, and it seems everything happens effortlessly for me because I am doing what I love, and results seem to flow naturally.

Once you find your passion, you will find that life flows effortlessly, your mind state is unshakeable, money and opportunity comes way way through the actions you take, and life is good.

So in summary, you must decide what you want to HAVE. Then figure out what you need to BE in order to have that, then determine what activities you need to DO to achieve it.

“For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
  1. Grady Pruitt says:

    I know I kept waiting for things to happen in my life, but when I started trying to become who I needed to be and doing what I needed to do to get there, I started to get some of what I wanted. Thanks for sharing!

    • LarryLewis says:

      Grady your comments are really positive and highlight to others some great points. We have to take charge of our own lifes. Make decisions, not be willing to be deterred, and take massive action to achieve all that we dream.

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