Yes, You Can Have Anything You Want
“Yes, You Can Have Anything You Want!”
Have you ever felt like you never really learned how to achieve success?
Do you see others getting what they want, but not you?
Have you heard about the fun and toys that successful people enjoy while you still struggle to make a living?
Don’t blame them, and don’t blame yourself… it’s not your fault!
Let me let you in on a little dirty secret…
The schools you went to and the teachers that taught you didn’t teach how to be successful, they teach how to work for other people who are successful. It’s not that they were holding back on you, it’s just that it’s not part of the “approved curriculum” and quite frankly, they didn’t know the secrets of major success either.
The day you understand that, and accept it, is the day your life begins to change for the better.
And that day, my friend… is today!
Let me tell you a little story, it’s true and factual…
Many years ago there was a young man who was trying to make his way in the world.
He didn’t have any special talents that you don’t have.
He didn’t have any advantages that you don’t have.
What he did have is the thought that if he could study the habits and actions of successful people that he could become successful too.
Yes, that young man was me.
I was frustrated.
I was puzzled.
I was really trying to connect the dots of success so I could have everything I wanted in life, not only for me, but for those I love too.
However, I did have one thing going for me…
I had a mother who taught me something before the teachers and school got a hold of me. It was something that has stuck with me in spite of what schooling was trying to do to me.
She taught me and got me to believe that…
“You can do anything you set your mind to.”
To me, those are very powerful words.
Each is packed with a unique success lesson worth exploring one by one:
You – it really is up to you
Can – you have the ability
Do – you must take action
Anything – possibilities are unlimited
You – it really is up to you
Set – focus and determination
Your – personal responsibility
Mind – your thinking and creativity
To – relentless persistence
Do you see what I mean?
That is one…powerful…sentence…she planted in my mind.
And now I’ve planted this one seed of success in yours too.
If you will take it in, you can never forget it – it is now placed there and you can no longer deny its power.
But there’s one thing I haven’t told you…
My father died when I was eight months old, and my mother passed away when I was twelve. I don’t tell you this to gain sympathy.
I tell you this to say..
What a wonderful woman!…
…to love her youngest child enough to instill such a great seed of success in his mind before she had to leave.
And do you know what? … she was a school teacher!
…one that did know these success secrets and wanted to make sure I had that one lesson planted deep in my mind.
And that single lesson I learned from her before going off to elementary school has stuck with me and paid big dividends for years and years – and has the power to do the same for others that have allowed me to share it with them also.
This first lesson set the stage for all the other lessons I’ve learned along the way.
It provided the spark of confidence that I really could find out what successful people know and what successful people do to become successful, no matter where they started… so I could learn from them and model their successes into my own.
So my journey began, and now after all these years of hard knocks, lessons learned and successes realized, I am hoping that you will allow me the privilege to share them with you too.
As always, my best to you —