Do you have a dream you want to pursue? Do you desire to embark on a new career path, move to a new city, or try for something that seems far fetched and out of reach? I know I sure do. That's how I felt when I first thought of publishing my book, Views form the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor. I wanted to try, but for the longest time assumed no one would care about it. Over time, the dream remained, and I found a way for it to become a reality.
I have assumed many wrong things in my life and listened to fears far more than I care to admit. Listening to the voice that says, "You can't," has often kept me from even trying for something. Then one day I got fed up! If our thoughts determine our lives, then why can't my thoughts tell me, "You can!" That's what I tell you each week, and I should practice what I preach.
After reading The Secrect, The Master Key System, and other books that talk about the powerful impact our thoughts have on what manifests in our lives, I decided to put away that voice of fear. I am going to try for every dream and vision I have that remains with me for more than a fleeting moment. If I continue to see a goal and have a dream, then why on earth shouldn't I try? The Secret says to use the power of visualization to picture your dream as a reality and then release it. Rhonda Byrne and contributors to the book say not to worry about the "how," but to just stay focused on the "what."
There is a lovely quote by Martin Luther King Jr. that says, "Faith is taking the first step even if you don't see the whole staircase." Doesn't that summarize the beginning of achieving all of our goals? We just need to take the first step and have faith that the next step will appear followed by the next step, until the entire staircase to your goal has been revealed.
When I once expressed a fear of trying to my mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, she told me to think of all the potential outcomes. She then said that if you're OK with how things can turn out, you should go for it. Sometimes that means it won't turn out how you like or imagine. She said that unless the end result might be death or something permanently damaging to you or someone else, then why not go for it?
Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, either way, your right!" Just believing in yourself and focusing on seeing yourself reaching that end goal can make all the difference. I'm going to keep trying each day and encourage you to do the same because you can!