“Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.” – William Shakespeare
Daily Nugget of Gold 1339
Alright, our last session talked about risk and doing what almost everyone else thinks are risky things in order to get ahead. That thought was pretty much covered in that session, but a sidebar occurred to us which we thought worth pursuing. It pretty much goes without saying that if you take outstanding risks in order to get ahead, to be successful, you will have plenty of people around you trying to tell you that you’re crazy for doing that. Here is where you need to go within and grow a very thick skin.
We said that you needed to go within for this and we meant that. Your desire to do whatever it is you want to do has got to be- as Napoleon Hill put it, “a white heat of burning desire”. You want to get to such a state of mind that you desire whatever it is so much, you will let nothing stand in your way and you will allow no one to stop you. What we mean by that is that is that any obstacles you meet should be examined for hidden opportunities, and the people who you interact with should be viewed in the light of what they can do to advance your position.
On the last part of that sentence of the last paragraph, we need to clarify just what we mean. Does that mean we should take advantage of people? No, we cannot build lasting success that way, The Law of Attraction won’t permit it. What that means is that if someone can do something to help us advance, we should do something for them as well if we can’t pay them for it. What we offer then should be of greater value to them than that which we receive, again- as perceived by them. If someone is only there to scorn and ridicule, we can double our resolve and redouble it again each time we encounter someone like that. Mind you, it’s not a good idea to hang around these folks, but they serve a purpose, and an important one, nonetheless. They exist in this capacity to steel our resolve.
All of this assumes we have a genuinely grand vision of what we want to do and so badly want to do it that we will stake everything we have and are to seeing it happen. When you adopt a plan like this, you will absolutely gather a great many people who now think of you as a fool, an idiot, one who has their head in the clouds. If you don’t, your vision isn’t big enough yet. Your vision should not only thrill you, but it should scare the living daylights out of you as to how on earth you’ll ever pull it off.
No wonder they’re thinking you’re a fool.
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“How badly do I want my big vision to come true?”
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