Hey, are you itching to know the key to getting whatever you want in Life? Well, in Part 1 of this series, we talked about how having a strong desire, like that of a screaming baby, automatically attracted every resource that baby needed to satisfy their desire. Today, we’re going to take that premise a step further by looking at scripture.
In James 1:13, it reminds us of the fact that we are never tempted by God. Rather, each one of us is tempted, when by his evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then after desire is conceived, it gives birth to something, in this case sin. So, by removing the word evil and simply focusing on desire, we see the genesis of the law of attraction. It shows us that there’s a magnetic force that’s attracted to desire, that pulls or drags things to you. And when that desire is highly emotionalized or enticed, then desire gives birth to something.
The greatest emotion one can express is FAITH. So, when FAITH hits the womb of your DESIRE, it attracts every resource necessary to give birth to that which you desire. So, to get whatever you want in life, remember the words of the great Norman Vincent Peale who said, “What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.”
Hey, do you want to know the key to getting whatever you want in Life? Today, I’m going to show you one key to do so and it all starts with the word DESIRE.
By desire, I’m not talking about a hope or a want. I’m talking about an idea you’ve held onto for so long, it’s become an I have to have it. It’s become a Desire. And more than a desire, as your heart rages with emotion and longing for this thing, it becomes a burning desire. It’s now something you go to bed thinking about. You wake up thinking about it. You think about it so much that it’s become an all-consuming obsession. You’re so consumed by this idea, that it’s become the most dominant thought in your mind. When something becomes the most dominant thought in your mind, it broadcasts energy signals all around you that demands that desire be fulfilled. When a baby can’t talk and they have a strong desire for something, maybe to eat, they broadcast a signal, that signal is an opera like cry for help that is so loud that even if that’s not your baby, you attention is immediately drawn to that baby to ensure that it’s desire is met.
So, to get whatever you want in life, we need look no further than a screaming baby to realize that a strong desire is all it takes. Or you can look to Napoleon Hill who said “The starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.”
Are you frustrated from looking at the long trail of goals you started but never finished? I mentioned in another video that only 8% of people who set goals actually achieve them. One of many reasons for this is I believe is people fail to apply the law of consistency in achieving their goals.
While you may be initially motivated when you set your goals, it’s discipline that will keep you grounded and focused when the path to goal achievement gets rocky. Another way I spell discipline is being faithful. To achieve your goals, ask yourself: Are you faithful to your goals? Are you faithful to the dream it represents? Are you faithful to the person you’ll become by achieving the goal? Has this goal become the most dominant thought in your mind? Do you go to bed thinking about it? Do you wake up thinking about it?
Do thoughts about this goal consume your mind like thoughts about the first girl or boy you fell in love with? In Proverbs it says many men claim to have unfailing love but a faithful man who can find? Will your goals find you to be faithful to them? Being faithful is what being disciplined looks like and being disciplined is what puts the law of consistency to work in your favor to achieve your goals. Don’t just go through the intellectual process of setting a goal. Rather be disciplined, be faithful, and apply the lawful process of consistency to achieve your goals.
Are you a part of the majority of people who set New Years resolutions only to break them 3 weeks into the year? Setting a goal is pretty easy but achieving that goal, not so easy.
If you want to be a part of the 8% of people that actually finish their goals, then you have to understand the difference between goal setting and goal achievement. Goal setting is simply an intellectual process. All it takes is a pen and paper to set your goals. Goal achievement on the other hand, is a lawful process. And just like you can’t defy the laws of gravity, you also can’t defy the laws of goal achievement. One such law is the law of persistence which from the writings of the great slave and storyteller Aesop, we learn that the race is not to the swift, the one who starts out the New year very zealous about their goals, but rather the race is to he who endures or persists until the end. That’s why the book of Proverbs tells us that it’s not good to have zeal without knowledge.
Are you tired of starting on a new goal but never seeming to finish it? Studies from the University of Scranton show 92% of us never finish our goals. Today, I’m going to show you one thing you can do to join the 8% that do.
When I run, I might set a goal to run a couple of miles and what I notice a lot is during that last half a mile, it takes everything I have to finish my run, but I always finish. It hadn’t always been that way for me. There were many times I didn’t finish the run. But what I found that works consistently is taking my focus away from the outcome, finishing the race, and instead focusing on the process.
I choose to focus on becoming the person who’s able to set a goal and finish it, who’s able to look adversity in the face and keep pushing forward, who’s able to persevere through the challenges and not give up. And by focusing on the process, instead of the outcome, the outcome becomes a foregone conclusion. So, the next time you’re having challenges finishing your goals, do like the Philadelphia 76’rs star, Joel Embid says to do and Trust The Process.
I’m going to show you EXACTLY how to have your most productive days ever at your job, at your home or in your business.
This productivity hack I’m about to teach you is based on the concept of less is more. For years, I’d keep a running TO DO List that was 6 pages long and I’d never seem to get things done. And like most studies have shown, in a typical 8-hour work day, I’d be lucky if 3 of those 8 hours were actually productive. All of that changed when I started using the Pomodoro Technique with my Productivity Planner from the folks at Intelligent Change. Here are the 5 steps I follow for maximum productivity.
Step (1) Each night, I write down 3 to 5 tings I plan to get done the next day;
Step (2) I rank them from highest to lowest priority;
Step (3) In the morning, I start working on the task with the highest priority in uninterrupted blocks of time;
Step (4) Only move on to task #2 when I’ve completed task #1;
Step (5) Repeat the process. So there you have it, my 5 steps to making the most productive use of your time.
As Peter Drucker said, “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”