DREAMERS OF SUCCESS
Success, in any shape or form, cannot be left to chance, good fortune or luck. History has shown that in order for success to occur there needs to be some initial dreaming, hoping, wishing, desiring and planning. I may as well tell you to STOP READING NOW if you do not have a pulsating desire for success AND can actually believe you can achieve it.
Every great leader, from the dawn of civilization to today, have been dreamers. Every great leader uses their imagination to create a dream and when consistently nourished will turn into a burning desire. If you do not see success in your imagination you are unlikely to see success in your life.
The current economic, political and technological environment we are living today provides the perfect opportunity for practical dreamers, in fact, there has never been a better time in the whole of history than NOW!!. The economic collapse has produced a more ‘level playing field‘ on which ‘a new game has begun’. The rules of the ‘game’ have changed and these rules favour the dreamer.
The ‘changing of the rules’ has called for new ideas, new ways of doing things, new leaders, new inventions, new methods of teaching, new methods of marketing, new books and new literature.
If we take the internet for example, we see successful internet marketers who have transformed from rags to riches virtually overnight. Social media tools like twitter and facebook have made mass communication not only instantaneous but global. Education can be delivered online through webinars and tutorials. E-books are available on any subject (no matter how bizzarre) and can be downloaded instantly.
E-commerce escalates while the economy suffers….Why??? because the ‘game’ favours dreamers. Simple as that! And in order to ‘win‘ you must possess the quality that is DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE– to know what you want and a burning desire to want it.
The economic struggle signifies the death of and old age and marks the birth of another. This new age needs practical dreamers who can and will PUT THEIR DREAMS INTO ACTION.
“Practical dreamers have always been, and will always be the pattern-makers of civilization.” – Napoleon Hill
ADVICE TO PRACTICAL DREAMERS
Tolerance and the ability to have an open mind are essential qualities for the dreamer of today. Those who are afraid of new ideas are beat before they begin. Do not be influenced by those how ridicule your dreams. Let me remind you that people laughed at Christopher Columbus when he thought the world has round and look what happened there!!!
Today’s world is filled with so much opportunity which the past dreamers never knew. A burning desire is the catalyst that propels the dreamers dream into action and unlike the days of Christopher Columbus the world no longer sneers at dreamers or calls them impractical.
Whilst reading Tony Buzans Book of Genius I found these qualities that explain why successfull people are successful.
The ‘guiding light’ with in us. Vision is our ability to imaginatively see our life plans in a way that is clear and comprehensively understood in our minds eye. One of the worlds greatest masters of vision is Muhammad Ali, his VISIONS OF VICTORY where so well formed that he could describe vividly round-by-round analysis of his fights months before they occured, often stating in what round and how he would win. Theses publically promoted visions also became etched in the minds of his opponents, who subconsiously shared Alis vision which contributed to their own downfall.
The degree of passion or want to fulfil your visions, goals and successful lifestyle. Many great successful men have described their desire as a’ burning’ or ‘pulsating’ urge or an ‘overriding hunger’ . There are 6 steps that turn desire into success.
To become truely successful you have to posses a solid belief in yourself and your mastermind group. Faith has to be particularly strong as it is often the case that successful people are often ridiculed because their vision is not yet understood by others.
Commitment is the combination of vision, desire and faith.
Planning is vitally important in achieving whatever succuss you want to achieve. Effective planning involves definiteness of purpose, focus and attention to detail of short, medium and long term goals of your overall vision.
The ability to chase your dreams in the face of adversity when others would give up. A man who had incredible persistence was Thomas Edison, Edison conducted over 5000 experiments to get electricity to produce light. He kept going when others told him to stop saying that with every failure he was one step closer to success.
7. LEARN FROM MISTAKES
Many success stories are born from the ability to review mistakes, no matter how unpleasant they may be.
‘ A wise man learns from his mistakes,
An even wiser man learns from others ”
8. SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE
It is impotrant to have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in the field you wish to pursue.
An understanding of the brains functions; behavioural skills, memory, creativity, learning and thinking skills.
The process of creating internal images or ‘to see thought’ and to visualise the outcome of plans and goals.
11. POSITIVE ATTITUDE
A realistic, positive attitude is enthusiastic, optimistic, up beat and can-do and open to every opportunity for getting the best out of every situation. Be careful not to wander into the territory of rose tinted glasses, maintain an accurate assessment of events with a focus on maximising opportunities.
Auto suggestion is the ‘self talk’ we do in our heads (yes, everybody does it, its not just you!) Psychologists have reported that as much as 90% of it tends to be negative. For example. ” I cant do that” “that will never happen for me”. Why not flip this percentage to 90% positive self talk. Charles Dickens ‘auto suggested’ out loud by having conversations with his characters and roaring out loud with laughter.
13. INTUITION or 6th SENSE
This is the ability to ‘sense’ or ‘feel’ accurately the possibilities or probabilities for accomplishing a goal in all situations. This can occur in sudden flash moments of insight like the ‘Eureka moment‘ or it can be a sudden deep down realisation that something will succeed.
A mastermind group is a group of individuals who make up your immediate personal and professional ‘circle of advisors and influencers‘ who assist in the achievement of visions and goals.
15. MASTERMIND (INTERNAL)
The internal role models or’ heroes’- either from history or those in the present who we can learn from.
Your brain is a truth seeking mechanism and will therefore seek out the truth, so it is vitally important to be true to yourself as well as others.
17. FACING FEARS/ COURAGE
It is often assumed that successful people have less fear than most people. In fact the opposite is true. The strength of successful people is in their ability to face fear, as a result they actively step out from their comfort zones to seek fear and tackle it square on, its the thrill of the unknown and overcoming it.
The quality of success is in relation to your ability to generate new ideas, see things from a different perspective, to solve problems in anoriginal ways and to maintain an open, quick, curious and exploring mind.
19. LOVE OF THE TASK
This is expressed as a life consuming passion and enthusiasm, not only for the particular vision but its wider implications.
How many successful people exude a certain physical, sensual and sexual energy? yes thats right, all of them! This magnetic quality comes from the other 19 qualities working in harmony towards your vision of lifestyle success.
The 6 Steps that will turn DESIRE into SUCCESS
DESIRE is the starting point of all achievement is, Desire is so important to SUCCESS that it is one of thirteen key principles of success outlined by Napoleon Hill in his book Think and Grow Rich. Desire is not a hope or a wish, it is a pulsating urge that transcends everything else in life. To become truly successful you must desire success with a definiteness of purpose that it becomes a consuming obsession of life.
THE 6 STEPS
1. Fix in your mind EXACTLY what you desire! It is not good enough to say “ I want lots of money”, “ I want a better job”. You need to be exact, for example; I want £1million, I want to be the CEO of company X. Really Imagine what achieving this will feel like, look like.
2. Determine exactly what you intend to GIVE IN RETURN for what you desire. You will not get something for nothing.
3. Set a definite DATE for when you intend to achieve the success you want ( This will psychologically present your mind with a state of urgency)
4. Create a definite PLAN for carrying out your desire and START AT ONCE! Whether you are ready or not, put your plan into action. There is no substitute for action. Remember READY, FIRE, AIM!!! not ready, aim, fire!
5. WRITE a clear and concise statement of what exactly it is you want to achieve, the date you will achieve this by, state what it is you will give in return and describe clearly your plan to acquire it.
6. READ ALOUD your written statement twice a day, The first thing you do when you wake and the last thing you do before going to bed. As you read really see, feel and believe you have all ready achieved your desire. ( THIS IS ESSENTIAL!!!)
To turn your hopes and wishes into a BURNING DESIRE you will have to follow all the instructions described in all of THE 6 STEPS. It is especially important that you follow step 6 with 100% commitment. Many people have complained that it is impossible to “ see yourself having achieved the success you want” before you actually have it. Here is where your burning aid will come to your assistance, if you truly desire success that your desire is an obsession, you will have no problem in convincing yourself that you have it. It is only when you saturate your mind with success that you can see yourself in possession of it.