Have you ever decided that you were going to turn your life around, make big changes so that you can start towards achieving some specific ambition, some dream?
The decision to ‘turn over a new leaf’ and make a new start, either in your life generally or in some particular area of it is the first and obviously essential step to get you from where you are to where you want to be. In addition, to achieve that turnaround you will probably need some new information, a new technique or a new teacher but with that, unless you’re an unusually determined and focused person, you may be easily deterred from your chosen path unless your mental state is so clear, so firmly set on the achievement of your vision that temptation cannot lure you into some easier alternative. Most of us find it difficult to understand the power of our thoughts but it has been scientifically demonstrated that what we think about is what we act upon and what we act upon is what we are most likely to achieve. Thoughts of course are an essential part of vision and when we can envision ourselves in the new state we aspire to, it‘s a big step towards actually getting there.
As in the familiar quote “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”, most of us would be more likely to succeed in our ‘thousand mile journey’ if we recognised that every single little step we take in the right direction will help. Unfortunately the reverse is also true and every single time we deviate from the direct path or fail to take the next step towards our goal, we are actually moving away from it. It isn’t usually very difficult to make the next tiny but well directed move but it is at least equally easy not to do so or even to move in the wrong direction.
A few years ago I spent an enormous amount of money to receive training in various aspects of Internet marketing and I did learn quite a lot but I never managed to apply what I had learnt in such a way as to achieve my goal of becoming a successful online marketer. To this day I’m not sure whether the problem lay in my own inadequate efforts to implement what I had learned or whether my new learning had too many gaps in it to enable me to put it into practice effectively. Eventually I found that I was spending more money than I could afford in order to maintain subscriptions to the various, essential services and facilities but making hardly any money in return and, with a metaphorical sigh of relief I gave up. I’ll never know how close I may have been to the achievement of my goals at that time.
Later I discovered much better and much less expensive sources of learning online and, with the benefit of my previous experience I was able to tell in advance which facilities were genuinely capable of helping me achieve that goal and which were not. I am still learning, still applying the many new disciplines necessary, not so much to manage the practical aspects of the marketing as those aimed at maintaining my vision and not losing sight of my goals so that no amount of difficulty would cause me to doubt my ability to win.
I have realised that there is absolutely no substitute for that determination, coupled with gaining the necessary know how. Now I am achieving the success that eluded me before and I have learned many invaluable lessons. The first and foremost of these is how easy it is to get off track, to allow yourself to be tempted into skipping some tiny and apparently insignificant step along the way. My purpose here is to warn you that once you have made the firm decision to create major changes in your life, found the right tools and started to implement them, your own mentality can still get in your way by tempting you with what seem like tiny deviations from your path; just deciding to hit the ‘snooze’ button and take ten more minutes in bed when you had intended to get up and spend those minutes on some small but important task before work can be the beginning of your path to failure. Repeated several times, doing this instead of following your plan will become a habit and that habit, combined with a few others is very likely to multiply and lead to the complete abandonment of your journey to your dream.
If you’d like to know more about some resources that will help you on the road to achieving major financial goals, just follow one or more of the banners around this blog. These facilities are among the finest and most effective you can find anywhere. To learn more about ‘getting your mind right’ you would do well to read some of the most effective literature on the subject. Examples are ”Think and grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, “What’s Stopping You” by Robert Kelsey”, “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson and “The Compound effect” by Darren Hardy. I have also enjoyed and greatly benefited from the writings and recording of Dr Wayne W. Dyer.
I sincerely hope these thoughts will help you towards realising your own visions.
Tony V Watson