"All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth"
For centuries, top achievers have known we are the sum total of what we believe.
Logically, you tend to nod and agree with that statement.
Except when you are teetering on a cliff called Belief.
Faced with the "no going back" consequences of a Decision, you struggle with the weight of self-doubt. You begin to seriously question if you "have what it takes".
Alone, you finding yourself staring into over that cliff and wondering what lies in the canyon below.
Here is a powerful story "Chicken Soup" co-author Jack Canfield likes to share whenever a Decision is put to the test by Belief.
If you think Jack's story about Cliff is mere motivational mythology, think again.
Cliff Young ran more than 20,000 kilometres during his running career. The "Young Shuffle" has been adopted by many ultra-marathon runners because it expends less energy. At least three winners of the Sydney to Melbourne race credit the "Young shuffle" for their victories.
Cliff may have been too busy with his craft to read the work of Napoleon Hill who advised, "Do not wait; the time will never be ''just right.'' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. Action is the real measure of intelligence".
The definitive work that Canfield, Anthony Robbins, Bob Procter, Norman Vincent Peale and countless others in the motivational/success industry point to as their inspiration is a book written back in the 1930's. A journey through Napoleon Hill's masterpiece, "Think and Grow Rich" will reveal this book is the secret that launched "The Secret".
Published in the 1930's, Hill maintained, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve". However, indecision will often prove to be a seedling of fear, forcing you to retreat from that which you dream about.
In 1983, a 61-year old Australian potato farmer proved Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will only reward you with the object of your desires only after you have paid her price.
As you begin this week, what Decision is forcing you to stand on the Cliff of Belief?
Is your big opportunity staring right back at you?
Do you have what it takes to jump?
"Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it"
Originally posted July 6, 2009
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