I was watching a video from T. Harv Eker explaining the theory of the universe’s rule of obtaining wealth.
The theory is shared in the story of the ice cream scoop on a cone –ice cream always makes lessons more interesting! The story goes to tell about a parent that brings their child to the ice cream parlor and gets the child a one-scoop cone, sometime during the course of the event, the ice cream falls off the cone onto the ground. The parent goes back into the parlor to replace the ice cream and the child suddenly sees the poster for the triple-scoop cone and requests it. The parent, being wiser, wishes success for the child with one scoop before venturing into two and three scoop worlds, so provides only what the child might be capable of handling, however it has yet to be demonstrated.
This lesson serves as a parallel that the universe is not going to give you more of something, when you have not yet demonstrated your ability to handle smaller amounts of that which you desire.
So this got me to thinking…what is it that I am desiring more of that I have yet to demonstrate I can do well with the first step? Then I got to thinking, what am I desiring more of that I have yet to even begin the process – I’ve not even taken or discerned the first step? If the ice cream rule is true, all the desiring in the world won’t bring this to me until I successfully and drip-free handle my first single-scoop cone.
I have a friend who has a dream. He has made his dream come true once, and for reasons I won’t explain here, his scoop dropped on the ground. I met him post “scoop dropping”, but it has been quite apparent to me that he is capable of at least a double scoop. Now I watch as he is “returning to the ice cream parlor” and getting ready to order, and successfully manage a triple-scoop cone; I couldn’t be happier for him. I know this will be work, but I am certain he can accomplish his goals and do it well. Heck, he might even turn out to be a banana split guy!!
I, however, feel as though I am still standing outside the window trying to figure out what flavor or flavors I want. I haven’t even gotten up to the window to place my order. Maybe this blog is turning out to be my single-scoop – not sure yet.
I do know that I want a triple-scoop life, so I better make that decision and work my way through the first scoop!
What does your ice cream cone look like?