Haanel writes, “You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.” However, that knowledge does not apply itself. We need to breathe life into it. We need to see beyond the hazy fog of our self-imposed, non-existent boundaries to the light of abundance and joy.
I think; therefore, I am. Whatever thoughts I have (plant) will bring into fruition (grow) the subject of that thought. Conversely, what I forget atrophies. So, if I am fearful that I will fail, if I am anxious that I cannot accomplish a task, or if I allow myself to become discouraged by the negativity of others (or my old blueprint), I am right because my thoughts are powerful.
Instead, I work hard (Wooden) to create a “sharp, clear-cut, definite, and AUTHENTIC” ideal (DMP) that will benefit “all whom it affects”. In this manner, I COOPERATE with God, “Do everything in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14). “Thought impregnated with love becomes invincible — an irresistible force.” (Haanel) I can NOT fail! I sit silently with God, set an intention, focus my attention, concentrate on my ideal, and follow systematic steps to accomplish it (POA).
Og writes, “If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I succeed” and “The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. NEVER do I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. I persist until I succeed.”
The fog is lifted, the sun is shining, and my future is bright!