If you knew you couldn’t fail what would you do to succeed to achieve your life’s goals and dreams? Given six months, no more than, a year, would you change your believes to change your mindset to accomplish your desires for success?
“Belief works this way. Belief, the “I am-positive-I-can” attitude, generates the power, skill and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how–to-do-it develops.”
By David J. Schwartz, PH.D “The Magic of Thinking BIG”
It is often not enough to believe that you can move a mountain and change your life you need to act on moving that preverbal mountain. I decided to explore David Schwartz’s widely read book “The Magic of Thinking BIG”, with a subtitle “Acquire The Secrets of Success… Achieve Everything You’ve Always Wanted”.
This book and others encourage me to go BIG when it came time to sell my families campground. For a good part of my adult life I ran Camping on the Battenkill. February of 2017 I sold the business, in one year. In my heart and mind, I knew that the time was right. I made changes in the campground, the family home and in my way of thinking that lead to the sale.
Selling the family business left a void in my life. I no longer had a job or a driving goal. What I did have was a new home and a desire to make my dreams a reality. How would I pursue those goals? One of my goals is the essential desire for financial freedom?
In 2011, tropical storm Irene came to visit the campground, flooding three-fourths of the park. My memory of the flood waters swelling to overflowing then pounding down the berm protecting the campground is vivid. I stood on at the top of the roadway leading into the campground when the flood waters came rushing toward me. The waters veered to the left as it coursed through the woods leaving me opened mouth at the sight.
At that moment, I felt as if I stood on the precipice of change, like the Fool in a deck of Tarot cards. One foot firmly planted on the Earth with the other suspended in air hovering over nothing, moving forward into an uncertain future.
As I gaped at the river where the six foot berm had disappeared, I thought:
“A new vision for my life is now clear.”
When my father died in 1994, I took over the management of my families established successful business. I do not regret those years for I learned much. I had the time to expand on my writing and to study Shamanism. I did not however have the freedom to act more fully on my dreams and goals. The family business always called me back to take care of one aspect or another.
Wishing will not change the past and the past in not where I live. I am looking only to the future. A future where I build my own business(s) on a strong foundation that will yield passive income. This passive income will be the bases for supporting my dreams; my dream of writing, of travel and most of all the opportunity to touch and assist others in their dreams.
This is the year to explore the Power of Belief.
It occurs to me that I need a plan of action. When I got ready to sell the campground I read all kinds of business books. One of my favorites was “The Magic of Thinking BIG”. What might happen if I put the wisdom of this book into a year of practice?
Schwartz proclaims in his book:
“In every chapter of this book you will find dozens of hardheaded, practical ideas, techniques, and principles that will enable you to harness the tremendous power of thinking big, so as to gain for yourself the success, happiness, and satisfaction you want so much.”
Making a plan of action to implement the power of belief based on David Schwartz book I trust will lead to change. I also trust that that change can come in ways that I have not even considered yet. For as you change your daily thoughts you will bring to you people and opportunities to achieve your goals, like attracts like.
The Law of Attractions states simply the ability to attract into our lives that which we are focusing on. Whatever can be imagined and held in the mind’s eye is achievable if you take action on a plan you will get to where you want to be.
This is a yearlong journey of “The Magic of Thinking BIG”. Or as I sometimes think of it “The Magical Year of Success”.
I hope that you will join me as I explore and discover what this year will bring. I would love to hear from readers on how the #PowerofBelief has changed your life.