Hey There, I have been scattered for quite some time. I have a horrible habit of not following through I realized. I have started a lot of things – my book is full of them — that I have not finished. This is another reason why I’m not where I want to be. I have no doubt that if I had followed through on at least one of the things that I started, I would be further along even if not exactly where I want to be but much further along. Also, who knows the people that I could have met if I had continued on that journey at that time. Who knows what other opportunities I might have missed out on because I didn’t follow through? I realize this now and will make a commitment to myself to follow through. How about you? Do you see (or read) yourself in these words? What will you do about it?
Obviously I have been reading, “Think and Grow Rich”. It got me to thinking about my Burning Desire. You know, what exactly is my burning desire? Well, it got me to thinking about what I actually went to college for. I went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College for Court Stenography. I said I wanted to be a court stenographer but I didn’t have a burning desire to be a court stenography. That is exactly the reason why I am not a court stenographer. Looking back, I realize that I have had wonderful opportunities to be many things in my life. I started on good paths but never finished. Now, even though I did run into some racism when I first started out going on interviews for the court stenography field, I have to admit that when I ran into that opposition I didn’t get angry about it and make a vow to become what “they” didn’t want me to become. Instead, I just switched venues and went into the secretarial field. That wasn’t on “them” – that was on me. I didn’t become a court stenographer because I didn’t have a burning desire to become one. Because I realize now that if I wanted to become a court stenographer I would have and nothing or no one would have stopped me.
Which brings me to the title of this post. I have a burning desire to be more than I am now. In this case, a wholesale real estate investor. And nothing and no one is going to stop me – Including myself. Sometimes we can be our own worse enemy.
What’s Your Burning Desire? And who is going to stop you? You?
I think I’ve hit on something about myself that I’d like to share with you in the hopes that you may recognize the same thing in your own situation and be able to make the necessary change.
I realized that I have a bad habit of pulling back from something that doesn’t initially work out. For example, I lost my first deal back in 2007 because I didn’t have a back-up plan and that’s ok because what I should have done was get right back out there and do it again. Not think about and analyze until I was paralyzed and talk myself out of doing my next deal.
I also did the same thing with my driving skills. I finally got my license and of course being a new driver I had a few accidents. When I had my second accident, I got really nervous and fearful and stopped driving all together. It’s been a few years – – yes years. I should have never allowed that much time to pass before I got back behind the wheel again. It hit me the other day that this is a pattern that I have allowed to control my life. Well no more. Our fears are to understood. That’s the only way we can overcome them. I’m moving closer in that direction. How about you. I hope you noticed a piece of yourself in there that may help you.
Until next time.
Happy Mother’s Day to All the Great Mothers of the World!
Is your belief level high enough that you will actually achieve your goal? My good friend, Joe Nunziata of http://www.spiritualselling.com says that “how you feel” is more important than “how” you’re actually going to do something.
Your emotions play a bigger role in getting where you want to go than we might give them credit for.
If you are hyped up, happy and enthusiastic about something then no one can tell you anything that is going to change your mind. When I was pregnant with my son, I knew he was a boy. I believed it with every fiber of my being that I was carrying my son. My sister, DD, used to say what if it’s a girl? You don’t know. I said, “I know it’s a boy. I believe with everything inside of me that I am carrying my son.” I already named him and was talking to him while he was in the womb and he would respond when I called his name. My level of belief was that strong that no one could tell me anything. I heard nothing else but my own beliefs.
How high if your belief level that you will achieve whatever goals you have set?
If you want to explore this subject further, I would suggest that you check out Joe’s site, http://www.spiritualselling.com. He has some powerful information I’m sure you would benefit from.