The Powerful Shortcuts of Winners | Road to Success
from Masters and Champions
Last time someone checked -- might have been my Aunt Kitty -- America is still the richest land in the richest era in history. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people here become millionaires! Four million Americans double or triple their income. Opportunity in thousands and thousands of different arenas. So why do most of us settle for such average results? When did we stop dreaming big dreams? Worse, at what insidious point in time did YOU stop believing in your dreams?
Like most people, there's not much chance of you extending much credibility to Ben Rich. Ben, you see, insisted that he'd designed an invisible airplane. Despite P.T. Barnum's assurance that "There's one born every minute," there really aren't that many people who would fall for such a patently unfeasible notion. One powerful man who DID believe in what Ben presented him with was in charge of allocating money to military aircraft research (A man who went on to become US Secretary of Defense).
Millions and millions and then tens of millions of dollars were poured into the project; and many years of research and development were required... including many dozens of ‘failures.’ Ben Rich never stopped believing in his dream. In 1990, the value of his dream, and the persistence to make it reality, was magnified through 43 consecutive days and nights of selective, near-surgically-precise bombing in Iraq... without a single F-117 Stealth Fighter being shot down -- even in the face of massive anti-aircraft barrages, where the skies were lit with explosions!!. The reason none of those F-117's were shot down? Opposition radar never once picked up these Stealth fighters. Electronically speaking, they were invisible!
Where does the Shortcut Zen of Mastery begin in you... and, sometimes more importantly, where does the Shortcut Zen of Mastery stop with you? What are the limits of your own achievement? What are the limitations of your imagination? Dreams are invariably "impossible" to those who don't share the dream. People who are unwilling to pursue their own dream are mighty quick to knock the efforts of those who dare to dream, and dare to take the smaller, necessary steps to make that dream a fact of life. Remember that the people who knock YOUR dream are losers... especially if the person knocking it happens to belong to the face you see in the mirror.
Isn't there SOMETHING you'd still like to do in your life? Is the rest of your life nothing more than punching a clock, making it from payday to payday? Are you able to bank at least two paychecks per month as "free & clear savings," above & beyond your expenses & pleasure spending? If not, it may be time to take a look, hmm? I know, I know, you have many so-called "reasons" for not really tapping into the Giant that’s inside of you. Frankly, I'm not interested in hearing them, nor do I know ANYONE who's interested in listening to your excuses... except for other excuse-makers, who will be quick to commiserate with your "reasons," & quick to agree with you. Well, no one's ever excused his or her way to success.
Time to stop whining, complaining, bitching, griping, Moaning, groaning. Ugh, what depressing & offensive words. Wouldn’t you rather be excited, enthusiastic, straining for the winning line?
Do you have any desire to feel the joy and excitement of NEW successes and toys and cash?
There have been a good number of occasions wherein you have resolved emergencies, when it was important enough to you.
What’s important to you now?
Stop making excuses. Enough already, hm? Only a fool would waste a day
Today's date is separate from every other date in your life, and mine.
Then again, maybe you have something more important to do today.
Whatever you do in the next hour, the next twenty-four hours, the next week, will tell us clearly what you stand for, & who you are....
... and where we are likely to find you in a month, a year, ten years.
JC Penney: "Show me a stock clerk with a goal,
I’ll show you a man who’ll make history.
Show me a man without a goal, I’ll show you...
... a stock clerk."