John Wiser Smyrna, TN, United States
Think and Grow Rich Lessons - Chapter 2: Desire
I am going to take this lesson to a broader perspective, and that perspective is our lives. Of course, we all desire to be successful in business and anything we wish to accomplish that requires our minds, time, sweat, blood and tears... that is our competitve nature as humans. Ultimately, it's the thrill of life and enjoying the amazing journey that is our day to day that has really stoked my own desire.
"...every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success."
In this journey, there are times that seem that we are ready to throw in the towel. We have a set back that seems like the end of the road. I am here to tell you, from experience, that this couldn't be farther from the truth. These setbacks are nothing more than our cue to reset and move forward in our journey with our eyes on the ultimate prize! The one true fuel for us to keep on this journey is DESIRE!
I have been immersed in youth football for the past 4 weeks as my son was selected to play on the toughest team in his age group. He took a year off last year, so his learning curve was a bit larger than some of the other young men that played last season. He is not the biggest kid out there, nor the fastest. He has moments where he gets caught watching the play instead of reacting and ends up lying on the flat of his back. He has had some rough days in this first month of practice and practice games. One thing I have to say about him is that his desire to get 1% better each day has been the deciding factor in him getting up from the ground each time he was knocked down. He has even been on the other end of those monster hits where he leaves another young man on their back. Again, with all of the bruises, scratches, abrasions, stingers and ringing of his bell... my son has shown me that he truly desires to be the best that he can possibly be. He inspires me to do the same in everything that I do.
Watching my son this past month has opened up much opportunity to give him amazing life lessons that translate from the playing field to his life now and in the future. He is beginning to understand that when you TRULY want something, nothing can beat a burning desire to where it is consumes your entire being. Without these lessons in Think and Grow Rich, I would not have been able to see the correlation and embrace this teaching opportunity to my son whom I love more than life itself.
Desire will burn brighter than any star in your soul. Through the past month or so I have been transistioning into a new coportate position, and have not been giving much of my time to build my network marketing busiess... but it is the DESIRE to be successful in it that keep urging me to put in a little time each day to learning and being a successful mentor and coach. I know without a doubt that this brief time will be a positive attribute to mine and many others' success in the industry.
What's more, I have followed the Six Steps outlined in the chapter to write out my desire and how I will obtain it. I repeat this out loud 2 times daily and I encourage each of you to do the same. Say it until you believe it is already in your possession and you will be amazed how all of the components come into your life to manifest your burning desire!
Because YOU Are Worth It,