Our imaginations tell us that we can do anything. But, we fall short, often and we cannot figure out why.
We want a particular career, to meet a certain person, to go to a specific destination, and all of these end up on our bucket list, or the list of things we will never even dare to try.
There is a favored quote that people like to toss about, accredited to Napoleon Hill:
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
But, like so many Biblical passages we often hear, it is an incomplete quote. And the angels lie in the details. Here is the full quote:
“You can be anything you want to be,
if you only believe with sufficient conviction and
act in accordance with your faith;
for whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
the mind can achieve.”
Look carefully at his quote.
It does not say that we should sit and ponder or daydream and wait patiently for fairy dust to mysteriously fall on us to give us our hearts desires. Quite the contrary.
It says that you must have conviction, unwavering doubt.
It says that you must act in accordance with this convictions. You must do the things that get you on track and keep you on track facing toward the goals and desires that you have committed to.
It says that you must think, believe and do.
And, unless you activate all three of these things, success is, at best difficult to reach.
If you have not read, Think and Grow Rich, you should pick up a copy.
It may be a bit dated in some of its examples, but its principles are spot on.