Congratulations! Today is your day.
Welcome to the second week in May. This is the time of year where you can steer yourself any direction you choose.
What do you decide to do?
Last week I said I would share some ideas from my favorite book on tracking the journey you go though when working towards your goals.
Let’s review some of the insights from the book.
When you choose a direction (i.e. set a goal), you are automatically excluding other goals. Once you have chosen a path things start to happen.
To quote the book:
“And when things start to happen, don’t worry. Don’t stew. Just go right along. You’ll start happening too.”
This first part of the journey is exciting. You tend to feel you’ve joined the high fliers. Wherever you go, you’ll be the best of the best.
Except when you don’t.
Because, sometimes you won’t.
It’s true. At a certain point in any big endeavor you will hit a slump. When you’re in a slump, you’re not in form. And you’re not having much fun.
Most personal development books never touch on this subject. What do you do in a slump? How much can you lose? How much can you win?
You may be moving, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The waiting place…
Waiting for a better break
I promise you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. Fame is around the corner, the whole wide world watching you win on TV.
Except when they don’t.
Because, sometimes, they won’t. Because part of the journey is an inner journey.
(In a whisper) When you’re alone, there’s very good chance you’ll meet things that scare you right out of your pants. The sad thing is you won’t want to go on.
Once you face the problems, whatever they are, and you will move forward. This is not the time to be serious, just never forget to be dexterous and deft.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ per cent guaranteed!)
You’re off to great places! Today is your day!
John “Sharing His Favorite Book” Cassidy-Rice
Did you guess the book from this Newsletter?
It is from a famous author that I guarantee you know.