Rubik’s Cube will celebrate its 38th anniversary this year. There are a lot of toys that stay around for years and years – new generations of kids buy the ‘gold standards’ of toys – those that work and bring enjoyment to all who use or play with them. Rubik’s Cube is a little different than most toys – a lot of adults bought them also. The inventor, Erno Rubik, was a sculptor and professor of architecture.
I had a couple Rubik’s Cubes many years ago when they first came out. I bought one (or two) for my kids when they were growing up. A few years ago, I bought the 25th anniversary Rubik’s Cube. Back then I never mastered it, but it was fun and occupied a lot of my time. My son showed me a combination and I worked with those simple instructions and was able to convert any color of my choosing to appear all on one side – one-sixth of the puzzle solved. I worked to see how fast I could solve it – and then, worked to see how fast I could solve each of the colors – one after another. I enjoyed the challenge. But, I could never master the whole cube.
Prosperity is like a Rubik’s Cube. There is a formula to solve Rubik’s Cube. I looked it up on YouTube. It’s pretty complex and takes lots of practice. Prosperity does not come over night without any instruction or practice – just like Rubik’s Cube. If we were given a Rubik’s Cube and told to ‘mess it up’ for a few minutes, and then solve it, we could not do it – that’s the vast, vast majority of us. We don’t have the skills, time or inclination to do it.
Prosperity is similar. We’ve spent most of our lives messing it up and we want to fix it in a few moments. The Rubik’s Cube has many different possibilities to start from – just like us – we all have different backgrounds and experiences in our lives. Regardless, the Rubik’s Cube can be solved by starting with a particular objective in mind – to align certain colors in specific locations on each side. That, in and of itself, does not take a lot of training, but it does take time and practice.
Prosperity can be started by anyone at any point in time. You should know where you are to start, but it is not necessary. Time and discipline are required to begin and stay focused on your immediate objectives. In a while – weeks or months for some, and years for others, the basic framework is set – just like the Rubik’s Cube.
We begin making iterative changes in our lives, but our baseline changes as we go – and most of the time it is regressing – not staying the same, or advancing along with us. Our subconscious minds perceive this as a failure, and support to continue wanes – it is too hard to do. Worst yet, after a couple of failures, we don’t even try again – it’s been tried and didn’t work.
Rubik’s Cube is the same. You think you are almost there and make a turn and a twist and all of a sudden you find that it didn’t work and the cube is worse off than when you started – and you don’t know how to repair the damage.
Rubik’s Cube requires action – it won’t fix itself. Our prosperous futures require action – something done continually to make a difference – a positive difference in our lives. If we have the formula and slowly begin adhering to the requirements and constraints of that formula, we will be successful and solve the Rubik’s Cube. The same will happen in your quest for prosperity.
You need a proven formula that works. Fortunately, there is more than one formula that works to achieve prosperity. But, you have wisely select one formula and stick with it – and stay with it for the required period of time. You have to realize that constraints will be part of the solution and failure comes with a price – the price is to learn what didn’t work, why it didn’t work, and don’t do it again. Failure is a great learning tool when used properly.
Love the blog written, Red!! You’re an excellent writer.
Thanks, you are very kind.