So a few years back I was at a point of frustration professionally as I desperately wanted out to be out of the golf business. I was really tired of the long hours and working every weekend and just wanted out. I had spent the better part of my adult life working at or managing a golf course. I just couldn’t figure out what to do.
And this is a huge problem for a lot of people, especially those that feel like they are underachieving in life. Many like me have made this statement, “I know I am meant for something better or greater than this, I just don’t know what it is.”
And it is at this place in life that can cause a tremendous amount of frustration when in actuality it should be the most liberating experience ever! For it is at this moment that you have the chance to be or do something extraordinary; to reinvent yourself!
If you want to be a writer, but don’t know how, register for a class at your local community college. Want to start a business, but don’t have the capital? Start researching online about how to develop a business plan. If you fail to take action now in order to take advantage of future opportunities you will always be stuck where you are right now!!
I call this building Positive Forward Momentum.
When you step out and do one thing that starts the ball rolling. Taking a typing class in order to get a job as a personal assistant is a way of building Positive Forward Momentum. Eating healthy food in order to lose weight to run a half marathon is building Positive Forward Momentum. It is amazing how the ball picks up positive energy and away you go. I know it sounds like common sense but you have to take action in your life to bring about change. No one is going to do it for you.
When I read Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich it changed the way my mind perceived the world around me. I learned that there are unspoken laws that exist and that many of the world’s most successful people use them to get what they want. The formula is simple, but the hard work involved is not.
Here is the formula:
- Determine what it is that you want and state it
- Determine what you are willing to sacrifice to get what you want,
- Develop a persistent attitude,
- Have faith,
- Develop organized planning and
I have read biographies and autobiographies of some of the most successful inventors, business people, writers and politicians. I can tell you without question that everyone single one of them exhibited these traits while achieving their success.
For me personally I used this plan to lose a ton of weight. I have also used this formula to grow this blog, book speaking engagements and build the Dream Big brand. Currently, I am using this formula to write my book.
What you must understand is that I was not always the man of action you read about through the posts here on Dream Big. I was once a wisher of dreams not a doer of dreams. I would sit around and think up great ideas and never do anything about them. I wished to own my own business, but never did. I wished to be famous, but never did. I hoped to be a successful golfer, but never did.
Find something simple that you have desire for and apply this formula and get it. It could be something as simple as saving up to buy something or as monumental as getting a promotion.
I can still hear the words of Hill, “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
You can turn your desire into a tangible, real thing that can be held, felt and experienced!!