There is literally an Ah-Ha Moment on every few pages. This is the second time that I decided to read this book and it’s for a good reason. I hit a slump… I lost two deals in a row… One of which, I should have won. It sucks! Then, I picked up a book that I couldn’t enjoy reading. I found myself wondering away from my routine and that’s not good! My routine is great and it seems to be ever evolving. But dang… I hit the rough in the road and I was down. I hate dwelling on losses and I’m good at getting over them fast, but one after another and I cracked. Luckily, I turned it around after a long weekend and by closing the previous book.
Now, BABY, I’m back, FULL force ready to keep trucking along! I’m mentally stronger, I learned a lot and now it’s time for me to do some winning. With a mindset like that, you can’t freaking stop me!
“Truly, ‘thoughts are things,’ and powerful things at that, when mixed with purpose, persistence and a burning desire for their translations into riches or other material objects.”1
The entire basis of this book is built on the process that it all starts with the right mindset. It’s so true. Everything I’ve done up until this point has been because of my mind set. The absolute drive to be better everyday. A lot of this mentality comes from playing sports growing up and always wanting to be the best. Once you’ve developed this type of mindset or one similar, it’s just a matter of you taking a step in the right direction. If you’re looking to acquire more money, then put forth the effort to make that money. Drive for Uber, go to garage sales and buy stuff and sell it on ebay, start an online service, sign up for Fiverr and sell stuff. These silly excuses we give ourselves stop us from actually taking action.
Here’s a good one! How many HOURS do you spend a day watching TV or on social media?! Stop… Stop all of that and use that time to get better. If you’re complacent with life and not happy where you’re at, make the change! This shit doesn’t come easy, and if it did, would you really enjoy it?! Where’s the Desire?
“Behind this demand for new and better things there is one quality one must posses to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”2
How bad do you NEED it?! You’ve got a dream, so what are you doing to take steps to get there. You can see that I’m taking those steps as you read this sentence! I have an ABSOLUTE desire to posses what I seek and I’m not going to let anybody get in my way. Don’t give any thought to the nay sayers! They’re negative and they don’t want to see you succeed anyways. At this point in your life, you should be surrounding yourself with people that prop you up.
Whens the last time you did an audit for your friends? Are they pushing you to be better?! I sure as hell know mine are. The things you’ve read so far and the things you’re about to read aren’t rocket science. Honestly, it’s nothing new. But the beauty of The Ah-Ha Moment is to remind you. Stop, slow down and think! We go through life checking daily tasks off our list and forget to find the drive. Once I read these 70 pages last night, I was so fired up for work the next working! I absolutely crushed my day. I had 5 conversations, created 3 new opportunities and set another meeting. Believe baby! And have faith!
“I believe in the power of desire backed by faith because I have seen this power lift people from lowly beginnings to place of power and wealth; I have seen it rob the grave of its victims; I have seen it serve as the medium by which people staged a comeback after having been defeated in 100 different ways…”3
It feels good to connect the dots and to really feel it. Nature and our minds have a funny way of making these outcomes possible. The success stories out there all started with a desire and having faith. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. Continuously pushing yourself to do better and to be better backed with faith in yourself… you can move a freaking mountain. Look at Edison, Marx Brothers, Spielberg, and Ford. (Examples used in the books). The outcome of your hard work turns into ‘riches’.
“Riches begin in the form of thought. The amount is limited only by the person in whose mind the thought is put into motion. Faith removes limitations.”4
This just reiterates the previous Ah-Ha Moments! There’s no room for doubt, ever! If you’re looking to accomplish something, gain wealth, get a promotion, get a new job; whatever it is, you need a burning desire and faith! A lot of brainstorming, thinking, plan creation goes into the execution of this, but once you’ve got the desire and faith, you’re set in the right direction.
This stuff doesn’t happen over night either… you’re going to need some patience as well. In the information age where things get done very fast, you need to set expectations. You can’t get 6 months into accomplishing your dream and throw in the towel. It doesn’t work that way Don’t give up!
There’s more from me to come about: Think & Grow Rich