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Everybody Wishes, But Few Do

Jan 1, 2008
Every day, we hear people wishing for things... things that we would like to see happen, things we are going to do someday and things that should go our way. It seems that the moment these wishes are uttered, the person expressing these wishes enjoys a relative peace of mind that temporarily satisfies the speakers yearn. In parallel, the speaker feels that the world has now been notified that:

- We are worth it
- It is mine for the taking
- I am successful

These wishful words are usually, more often than not however, a verbal and mental sedative that give us a false sense of impending achievement as countless wishes rarely materialize.

I saw a saying a long time ago that was so simple.... but when I read it.... I knew that it had some meaning that demanded I change my own habits.

'Happy are those who dream dreams, and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.'

I took a double take on those words and committed them to memory and at that moment in time vowed that I would speak with conviction in everything I did, knowing full well that I would have to 'pay a price.' The price may be time, it may be money or it may be sacrificing old habits and leisure time.

I didn't know what that meant at the time but knew that something needed to be changed. Soon thereafter I was introduced, in a specialized training program, to an audiotape from Denis Waitley who is known throughout the world, major corporations and the US Olympic Committee as an authority in Personal Development. My initial skepticism of the need for such listening was met with a feeling of... 'this is so simple, it is just common sense' and figured I had mastered everything that needed to be mastered. To my surprise, every day of a 5-day training program required a dedicated listening to Denis's audio tapes and I quickly realized that 'Common Sense' is really not that common after all.

No wonder Denis Waitley, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Napoleon Hill et al are leaders in the $8 Billion Dollar Personal Development market! I left that Training program and purchased most of Denis's work and over the years I added many more experts work into my personal collection of tapes & books.

Wishing for success, and committing oneself to success are two very different things and carry two very different energy levels. The 'wish' element is a passive utterance that carries a hopeful desire that someone, or something will be willing to help us achieve our expressed thought. The 'commitment' element however draws from an inner energy source which when properly articulated, committed and acted upon has the power to drive us... and the power to alert the world that we are on a mission. With Persistence, Perspiration and Passion, the three PPP's, we can in fact make our dreams come true.

Churches everywhere remind us all of what I will term common sense values that we should follow; it is not rocket science. Yet even with this common sense teaching we still return to church and are constantly reminded. By the same token, tapping into our very own mental state to condition our thought process to be independent, strong, tenacious and committed requires training, and guidance.

If you have dreams of your own that you want to come true, the power to make those dreams come true starts within you. It is usually clouded though, and suppressed. It needs to be awakened. Leverage the experience and guidance of others who have learned to overcome fears, establish direction and adopt a burning desire for the attainment of their aspirations.

A simple way to develop an action plan and to condition your mind for success is to develop a one-way communication plan with experts on a weekly, or monthly basis. Set some time aside, find a good book and invite these authors into your own home and let them tell you how they achieved success and what you can do to obtain similar results.

Another option is to use technology, videos and e-mail. Success University, in a little over two years has become the world's most visited Personal Development website using technology to bring 50+ of the world's foremost authorities right into your own home at a fraction of the cost one would have to pay for other means. Instant download movies, monthly DVD's delivered by the postman and weekly e-mails bring crisp, timely, profound and outstanding material into your home. The beauty of this system is that the results of your listening can enhance your relationships, love life and even your finances.

I invested hundreds of dollars building up my audio-video and book collection over the years and now... this same material is available to everyone almost instantly and certainly conveniently on a weekly/monthly basis for less than the daily cost of a cup of coffee.

Invest in your own future and find the inner strength, independence and ingenuity that is trapped within your past conditioning. Watch the 11-minute video at http://www.positivepsyche.TV ; it could very well represent a very big, and positive change, in your own life!
About the Author
Rick is an IT Manager, Real Estate Investor, Property Manager and Home Business e- entrepreneur. He writes varied articles with most focusing on the creation of multiple streams of income and the development of a positive mental mindset to foster creativity, tenacity and the attainment of financial independence. You can visit Rick's websites at ReachingTheWorld.Biz and PositivePsyche.Biz where you will find information regarding home business opportunities, residual income, money, debt, inflation, millionaire trivia and the attainment of a positive mental mindset.
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