Have you ever looked at someone and thought: “I’m smarter than that guy; why is he more successful than me?”
Being smart is not the only factor for success, nor is it the primary one.
Desire is the path to success.
Hill’s basic premise (passed on to him by Andrew Carnegie) is this: Focus on your outcome to the exclusion of everything else. Be willing to do anything to achieve your goal. Your craving for the result drives everything you do everyday.
A great example of this is demonstrated by the character of Susan Walker in Miracle on 34th Street*. The 1947 movie featured single career woman Doris Walker and her daughter Susan. Despite Mom’s insistence on indoctrinating Susan into a life of working for the man and accepting her lot, Susan believes things can change-if she wants them to badly enough. Susan prevails, with the help of Kris Kringle, when she draws a picture of herself, her mom and her future stepdad in their dream home a drawing that comes to life.
If your goal doesn’t make you yearn for it-you have the wrong goal.
Take a look at your overall success goal. What is the object of your desire?
Write it down-say it out loud and write down your reaction.
Did you get excited or scared?
Did you smile when you said it or frown?
Did you say it out loud but heard a voice in your heard scoff at ever attaining it?
Did you hear someone else’s voice?
Each successful person has the following 3 characteristics (in descending order of importance):
*a crystal clear goal
* An overwhelming desire matched with a willingness to do anything to achieve that goal
* The talent/knowledge/skills to achieve the goal
Look for coincidence & inspiration. Your subconscious creates these events to keep you moving in the right direction. When you’re on the right path, working with your talents instead of against them, you know what to do. Obstacles appear but you find solutions.
One way to speed up the process is to meditate. Spending quiet, purposeful, contemplative time will let you hear all that you need to know.
Don’t wait any longer. Start creating your perfect life today.
*I bet you thought I was going to use Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle from A Christmas Story or maybe Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything.
Movies make great examples because they’re written to follow a straight line from want to attain with some obstacles thrown in between for dramatic tension. It’s called escapism because the story rarely reflects reality.Forget the movies; make your own happy ending.