Event + Response = Outcome (E+R=O) states that the current results we have in life (outcome) comes because of a circumstances we faced (event) and the actions we chose to take (response).

What this means is that all of our lives; good, bad, or ugly; are the combinations of all the active responses we chose to take from each circumstance we faced. Therefore, we’re all 100% responsible for what our lives have become.

So, if you’re not to thrilled about the current outcomes (0) that you’re living, you have two choices life everyone else:

  1. We can either choose to become the victim and blame the event (E) for undesirable outcomes (O) or do the more healthy and proactive version by changing our thoughts so our response (R) creates that outcome (O) we want.
  2. Outside circumstances and factors (E) will always exist for everyone in the world no matter who you are. Still, there those who achieve great things in this world (O) because of their decision to think and act a particular way (R).

You’re the only one in the way from achieving your greatest desirable outcomes.

Event + Response = Outcome (E+R=O)

A lot of people are completely clueless as to why they’re unhappy and producing less than favorable results.

If only they chose to change their thinking which would inevitably change their responses (R) to all of life’s uncertain events (E), they could finally get what they wanted out of life (O).

It’s seriously as simple as changing your thought patterns. Everything we think has a positive or negative effect on our bodies, actions, and the world around us.

It’s our responsibility to control what goes on in our minds on a daily basis. No one else’s!

My oldest sister travels to 3rd World Countries. When she returned home, she said the first thing she noticed was how much everyone whines, complains, and blames others.

Would this have any influence as to why Americans swallow over 70% of the world’s pharmaceutical supply?

Stop Blaming Everything & Everyone

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Friends
  • Classmates
  • Teammates
  • Coaches
  • Your Childhood
  • The Weather
  • Racism
  • Lack of Support
  • Politics
  • Technology
  • Traffic
  • Geography
  • Finances

Your current actions (R) come from habitual thoughts and behaviors, so stop doing what teachers and the media does by blaming everything else. No one is responsible for your life and the outcomes you have or don’t have except for you.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

By consciously changing your old habits, simply implement the basic Law of Polarity; turn your negative thoughts to the positive opposite.

In time you’ll notice that your positive thoughts leads you to positive actions (R), and will most definitely create the results you desire most (O).

Why You May Not Be Excelling in Life

  • Limiting Beliefs
  • Terrible Habits
  • Ignore Useful Feedback
  • Gossiping
  • Poor Eating Habits
  • Don’t Exercise
  • Financially Illiterate
  • No Future Planning
  • Avoid Risks
  • Compulsively Lie
  • No Mentor
  • Don’t Read
  • Lack of Routines
  • No Worthy Goals
  • No Strategies
  • Read & Watch the News
  • Believe What the Media Says
  • No Accountability Partners
  • Don’t Care Enough
  • Gave Up and Quit
  • Poor Autosuggestions

Out of all of these possible reasons for not excelling in life, in my perosnal opinion, the only reason why you’re not living the life you desire is because your thoughts aren’t in alignment with what you want.

“The Secret”

Stop wishful thinking and start to actually believe you already have what you desire most. Be grateful for all the things you want as if you already have them.

This is The Secret that you’ve heard about. It’s not positive thinking, being optimistic, or delusional thinking – it’s an unwavering belief that you already have what you want and you’re grateful for it.

“What the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”
– Napoleon Hill

My Personal Example of E+R=O

After attempting suicide twice over the span of a decade (O), I chose to unlearn all the garbage dictated down to us from unaccomplished teachers (E).

I started reading everything from self-help, self-improvement, personal development, success, business, and spiritual books (R).

It wasn’t until I actually started to implement what I was learning from the most successful people this planet has seen that my life actually started to change.

I started a couple businesses to be that person I wish I had in my life which delivers real world information.

Just over the last couple years, I’ve directly impacted many thousands of people and helped changed the course of their lives. How many people have I indirectly helped? No clue!

Let’s look at this within the E+R=O formula:

  • Event = Brainwashed to Conform to the Status Quo
  • Response = Believed in the System
  • Outcome = Attempted Suicide

Now let’s look at how I changed it to produce the life I’m living today:

  • Event = Brainwashed then Attempted Suicide
  • Response = Started Reading A Lot
  • Outcome = Quit my J.O.B. and Became an Entrepreneur

Questions to Answer

  1. What is the outcome (O) you desire most?
  2. Who already accomplished that outcome?
  3. What habits do you need to change in your life (R)?
  4. What’s your action plan to accomplish it?

Read the original article I wrote about E+R=O in February 2014.

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