People tend to over-complicate their goals and dreams.
They have the odds stacked against them with limiting beliefs about success, wealth, freedom, and themselves. And that causes them to complicate the journey toward their vision to the point that it seems almost impossible.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way. While it’s never easy to achieve a grand vision for your future, it doesn’t have to be a perpetual struggle either.
In a minute, I’m going to share three steps you can take right now to help you start to simplify success. But before we get to how you can succeed far more quickly and easily, you must do two things.
The first is you must…
One reason people struggle to succeed is they aren’t pursuing something that truly excites them. Instead, they’re settling for “safe” things, like earning a few extra dollars or getting a nicer car.
To increase your chances of success, create an image of something ― anything ― that you really want ― something you don’t currently know how to do, and then fall in love with the idea.
You see, when you fall in love with an idea, you don’t guide it anymore. It guides you because your conscious and subconscious mind are in resonance. And whatever is going on in your mind dictates the vibration of your body and moves it into action.
*Horace was right*
Acting on an idea that you’ve fallen in love with pushes your ambition through the roof.
Instead of being satisfied with gradual improvement, you want to multiply your results as quickly as possible.
And you can do it.
By not accepting your current circumstances and deciding to look far beyond where you are.
In other words, you’ve got to think illogically and permit yourself to pursue what you want most … the idea you’ve fallen in love with.
Next, get a card and write, “I’m so happy and grateful now that …” at the top.
Then, fill in the details of your remarkable goal in the present tense, as if you’ve already got it.
Now, you may have heard me say that before; however, you might not know why it’s critical that you do it.
You see, when you write the details of your goal on the card, you can see it in your conscious mind. And if you can see it in your mind, you can share it with me. And you couldn’t give it to me if you didn’t have it.
You know, 67 years before Jesus was born, Horace said, “You cannot give what you have not got.”
*I think Horace was right.*
But you want to know something? The opposite is also true ― you can give what you have got, even if it’s presently only in your mind.
This is an absolute law
Every time you think about your image with joy and gratitude, you get emotionally involved with the idea. And you plant it in your heart of hearts, which is the subconscious mind ― the part of your mind the early Greeks referred to as the heart.
That’s critical because you don’t become what you think about in your conscious mind. It’s as Solomon said, “As a person thinketh in their heart, so are they.”
When you are involved with an image intellectually and emotionally, by law, it’s only a matter of time before it moves into form.
It’s like planting a carrot seed in the ground. If you fertilize the ground and keep it free of weeds, you know that carrot is going to grow in a given period.
Right now, at this moment, you are capable of exponential improvement in your performance.
But first, you have to make a committed decision to do it ― which is the second thing you must do to simplify success.
*What’s your life full of?*
What would you sacrifice to move into a new life … to obtain your dream … to do every day what you love to do?
There’s a common misconception out there that a “sacrifice” means you’re losing something. However, when I coach people, I show them that they’re not losing anything. Instead, they’re just giving up something of a lower nature to bring in something of a higher nature so they can reach their potential.
Listen, there’s no such thing as getting something for nothing. You must be willing to pay the price to get what you want, and you must create a space for the good that you desire.
Everyone’s life is full at all times. So, before you can do something different, you must stop whatever it is that you’re doing now.
H.L. Hunt said that achieving success is not difficult; there are simple steps to follow.
I agree, and here are three that I know will work.
Three steps to simplify success and multiply your results:
1. *Set a goal that you’re in love with*. Then, every morning, write your goal at the top of a sheet of paper without worrying or being concerned about it. Face it with faith, thinking of it as only waiting to be reached ― a problem waiting to be solved.
2. *Start each day thinking*. When you start your day thinking about what you want to create in your life, you will find that your mind will continue to work all day long. You’ll find that at odd moments when you least expect it, really great ideas will begin to pop into your mind.
If you want to develop your muscles, you do some physical exercise each day. Well, you develop the mind in the same way, except that the returns are out of all conceivable proportion to the time and energy spent.
Starting each day thinking about the success you desire, takes you out of the passenger seat watching life pass you by and puts you in the driver’s seat.
3. *Exercise your mind for one hour a day*. Pick one hour a day on which you can fairly regularly count, such as an hour early in the morning before anyone else wakes up. Get a blank piece of paper and a pen. Write your goal at the top of the page. Then, write down as many ideas as you can for improving what you currently do and move you closer to your goal.
At first, it won’t be easy because your mind isn’t used to thinking this way; however, it will get easier over time.
As you continue to do this exercise, you will be deeply embedding your goal into your subconscious mind. Not to mention, coming up with and acting on just one good idea can make a tremendous difference in your success.
Alternatively, you can use this time to work on an important project. Many years ago, for example, I used this time to write a book, How Is That Working, a book that became an international bestseller.
When you take these three steps, you stop worrying about how you’re going to reach your goal, and you make your path to success a lot simpler and less stressful.
Many years ago, Earl Nightingale taught me that if you start your day off right, everything is going to work in your favor (Step #2 above). So, I always start my day with a good idea, something that will help me be more successful and effective throughout the day.’
If you would like to start each day with a winning idea, then join my Locals community, where I will share a short, uplifting video with you every morning to help you live more successfully day after day and week after week.
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