"Henry Ford, poor and uneducated,
dreamed of a horseless carriage,
went to work with what tools he possessed,
without waiting for an opportunity to favor him,
and now evidence of his dream belts the entire earth.
He has put more wheels into operation
than any other man who ever lived,
because he was not afraid to back his dreams."
-- Napoleon Hill,
Think and Grow Rich
[Classic post from 10-24-14]
I love Henry Ford. In my heart, I have always sort of been a Chevy guy, but I love Henry Ford. The quote above is a good part of it. He believed in himself and he had a strong desire. He had to have said to himself many times, "I'm going to get 'er done, no matter what it takes." Well maybe without the drawl. . . However, he has been known to say, "I want it and I'll have it!" Now, that is a pure power right there. Pure power. Desire, commitment, determination, follow through. An amazing man.
Have you ever felt so strongly about anything you wanted? If you did, you must have received it. There is so much power in the decision. To say, "I'm going this way!" And, then confidently, going that way. Believing all the way.
Or, beginning on a project knowing full well you don't have everything you need and doing it anyway, expecting it to all work out well. That, my friends, is courage!
I've heard people say, "you have to count the cost," or, "wait until you're ready, the time is not right," or, "what do you know about ______?" A lot of dreams and ideas get washed away like a wave covering the sand on the beach with those comments.
Here's an idea for you: Any of you have children? Did you have it all planned out up front before the moment of conception? All the issues were covered and consulted with experts? All financial preparations made prior to the need, like college, tutors, braces, etc.? How about all the emotional coverage? The spiritual stuff too?
How about marriage? Was all that planned out ahead of the need and the funds set aside for the home, furnishings, transportation, children, etc.? The emotional issues? The spiritual issues? The daily issues?
All good, right? Yeah, sure!
Well, you found a way anyway, didn't you? You dealt with it as it was happening, right? You might have even enjoyed the process of the transitions from one place to another. You also made mistakes. Plenty of them. And, of course, you had many, many successes. You dealt with all of them in real time.
So, what's the deal? If you can take two of life's biggest challenges like marriage and children and figure it out, you can do the same with business, your career, the things you've always wanted to do and have put off year after year. If that doesn't give you a bit of confidence, I don't know what will.
YOU'RE GOOD. YOU'RE SMART. YOU CAN GET 'ER DONE. YOU'VE ALREADY DONE IT. YOU'RE WORTHY! YOU CAN ENJOY THE JOURNEY TOO. SO GO 'FER IT! TODAY! START NOW! Give Yourself The Praise You Deserve!
Spread Some Joy Today--Give Someone Else Some Well Deserved Praise (Or Just-For-The-Heck-Of-It-Praise). The Practice Will Help You Praise Yourself!