A WISH IS A DESIRE WITHOUT ACTION
There are a lot of things I’d like to do. I’d like to travel more often. I would love to participate in a jewelry making class. I wish I could hire an expert to edit my videos.
It’s enjoyable to wish about visiting the pyramids in Egypt, or to imagine reading a book on the deck of an exquisite cruise ship.
Sure wish I could have a summer home at the beach where I could hold workshops.
If I spend time thinking about all the things I want to do and never take action, I’m simply wishing. I’m wishing that my life will change by itself or I’m wishing that money will appear in my bank account magically.
POSITIVE THINKERS DO NOT WASTE TIME WISHING
I’ve done my fair share of wishing. I remember picking daisies and plucking the soft white petals while repeating the age-old phrases “He loves me” and “He loves me not.” I stopped doing this when I was twelve.
I also remember wishing that my mother had never married her second husband.
When we are young, we don’t have much control over our lives and the only thing we can do is wish that it would be better or different.
Some people decide to stay in that place where they are stuck wishing.
Wishing might feel good, but there is no guarantee that I’ll get what I want.
POSITIVE THINKERS TAKE ACTION
During a workshop last summer we were given five sheets of paper with the instructions that we were to write at least one hundred goals before we went to sleep.
It was easy to come up with ten goals, but after that I was stuck.
To complete the assignment I began to write down things I thought I would enjoy. Like having lunch with Oprah, and dinner with Richard Branson, going on an archeological dig, recording a hit song, even starring in a TV show about a hypnotist.
As I added to my list I soon realized that most of these were just wishes. I would enjoy achieving them, but It really didn’t matter if I ever accomplished any of them.
What mattered to me most were the first ten on my list. Each of these is a specific goal that I plan to accomplish. Each goal is something that I enjoy. Through the power of positive thinking, I have already begun to take the steps needed to achieve some of these goals.
I’m a positive thinker because I believe that I can accomplish my goals.
The key to success is for me to use the power of positive thinking to achieve them more easily. The power of positive thinking is that it will always lead me to take the action I need to do the things I want, without struggle.
One of my goals is to get my book in the hands of as many people possible. Another is to help more people via Skype and Google Hangout. I’d like to become a better social marketer and create more live events.
The remaining ninety? They aren’t important enough for me to take action.
They are wishes.
ARE YOU WORKING ON YOUR GOALS OR ARE YOU WAITING FOR YOUR WISHES TO COME TRUE?
What have you done today to get yourself closer to one of your goals?