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Back Your Dreams With Action

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Just recently I was asked by a man, why in spite of his strong faith in God and his string desire for success, he doesn’t have any success in his life, all his dreams and desires remain unfulfilled? I looked at him and I was genuinely sorry for him, because I could see how passionately he talked about his desires.

After waiting for him to finish speaking, I asked him, what he has done in order to get what he want? How many hours he has put in to work out his dreams and desires? And he gave me an answer that I see as the reason why he hasn’t been successful; he wasn’t doing everything it takes to succeed. He wasn’t going out to put in massive action equivalent to his desires and faith.

Folks the reason why many people fail to realize their dreams/goals is that they are not willing to do their part to make it real. People pray, fast, visualize, affirm, but they don’t back these up with any physical action. “The longing, the desire to do a anything is merely sowing the seed of ambition.” Continue reading Back Your Dreams With Action

Quit Waiting. Take Action!

A man goes to church and prays, “God, I need a break. I need to win the state lottery. I am counting on you, God”. Having not won the lottery, the man returns to church a week later and once again prays, “God, about that state lottery….I have been kind to my wife. I have given up drinking. I have been really good. Give me a break. Let me win the lottery.”

A week later, still no richer, he returns to pray once again. “God, I don’t seem to be getting through to you on this state lottery thing. I have been using positive self-talk, saying affirmations, and visualizing the money. Give me a break, God. Let me win the lottery”.

Suddenly the heavens open up, white light and heavenly music flood into the church, and a deep voice says, “My son, give me a break! Buy a lottery ticket!”

So many of us are like this man. We pray attend success seminars, read books, but we fail to take action. We wouldn’t do the work necessary to bring us success.

While for some others, they don’t take action because they are afraid to fail. Successful people on the other hand, realize that failure is an important part of the learning process. “No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes” –William Gladstone(Former British prime minister).

There are also the others who are waiting. Waiting for the right moment, the right person, the big break. Folks, success don’t come to those who wait. As Abraham Lincoln said, the only things that come to those who wait are the things left behind by those who hustle.
If you want to be successful at anything in life, take the advice of Jack Canfield, quit waiting.

Quit waiting for;

Perfection
Inspiration
Permission
Reassurance
Someone to change
The right person to come along
The kids to leave home
A more favourable horoscope
The new administration to take over
An absence of risk
Someone to discover you
A clear set of instructions
More self- confidence
The pain to go away

Get on with it already!

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