Self-Awareness, To Be All You Can Be.
Before reading further quickly rate how you feel about your life. On a scale of 1–10 how would you rate your energy level______, your happiness______, your health______ and your wealth______.
”The Whole Course of things goes to teach us Faith, we need only obey. There is guidance for each of us, and by lowly listening; we shall hear the right word.” Ralph Waldo Emerson”
…the right word? DESIRE
“A burning desire to be and to do is the starting point from which the dreamer must take off. Dreams are not born of indifference, laziness, or lack of ambition.” Napoleon Hill
Once upon a time…there was a man who celebrated his 40th birthday, alone. Still single, never married and not yet with any children, he wished most of all to be united with his “Beloved.” Having followed many spiritual paths he knew he wasn’t “alone,” but he was lonely and had a Burning Desire to be with the woman of his dreams. At that time a Birth-Day PURPOSE and Dream for him “Takes off!”
Today, a decade later, sharing my personal story…has its own Purpose:
“To Build a Relationship with You that Expands Our Horizons.”
Hereby my INTENTION becomes the Power to manifest a Chosen DESIRE. This Power connects each of us with our Chosen Purpose, and I say, “Purpose is Everything.”
What is Your Purpose in Reading This? Ever notice how we each find what we are looking for?
I’m not only sharing a story, it’s my personal experience. Writing this from a beautiful fjord in Norway, now married to my Beloved wife Andrine, I am sharing with you how my DESIRE became my Reality. Furthermore, application of what is now “Our DESIRE” continues and instead of allowing our relationship to fluctuate as mood dictates, Andrine and I INTEND for it to become Richer and Deeper…and without fail every day it does. DESIRE can do this for you too!
I know of no better “laboratory” to experience DESIRE than when we are in Love, and even more so when such a love chooses to expand horizons in marriage. Partners are constantly filling each other with a stream of DESIRES, needs and opinions. I believe we connect to our Soul through such deeply felt DESIRES as that found in a love relationship.
So, what does all this have to do with your own Self-Awareness, To Be All You Can Be?
You see for much of my life I felt like a Failure, in Love and Business. Now that’s not to say I never experienced success, I did…but I experienced success as something done “to me” rather than “by me” like I was “just lucky” every once and a while. My whole life I have longed to be “Master of my Fate and Captain of my Soul,” not at the effect of Fate but the author of it! Now, after half a century of “feeling at the effect,” I am the “cause” of all that I experience. We each have absolute control over but one thing, that being our Thoughts.
How are You Setting Your Sails of Thought?
As Napoleon Hill details in ‘Think and Grow Rich,’ “Success comes to those who become SUCCESS-CONSCIOUS. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become FAILURE-CONSCIOUS. If you are seeking to remember the art of changing your mind from FAILURE-CONSCIOUSNESS to SUCCESS-CONSCIOUSNESS you are in the right place at the right time. Welcome!
I Believe it is My Responsibility to Make Sure that Positive Emotions Constitute the Dominating Influence of My MIND. Learned from the “school of hard knocks” I know how just one single powerful negative thought, feeling, or emotion in the conscious mind destroys all chance of constructive aid from my subconscious mind (Request my article “Autosuggestion,” if you would like details of the medium for influencing the Subconscious Mind).
DESIRE is the starting point of All Achievement. Want something quicker try kindling a “Burning Desire!”
“Those who would win in any undertaking must be willing to burn their ships and cut all sources of retreat. Only by so doing can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a BURNING DESIRE TO WIN, essential to success.” Napoleon Hill
Marrying my “Viking Wife” and relocating to Norway continues to teach me a lot ☺ LOL! At the time of this writing I have Survived numerous Dark Norway Winters. The 2nd winter deeply tested our Burning Desire to Succeed in Our Marriage! Napoleon Hill describes it well when he say’s “cutting all sources of retreat…maintains a State of Mind…essential to success.” One year into our marriage the honeymoon was long over, if I would have found a way out…well, let’s just say I wouldn’t be writing this now as a happily married man!
When have life’s circumstances brought out the worst and the best in you?
Were you able to complete the experience for better or for worse?
Was having “no source of retreat” a critical part of your victory as well?
Are you in such a circumstance now!?
This article is to re-Mind You. You have what it takes to learn the art of changing your mind from FAILURE CONSCIOUSNESS TO SUCCESS CONSCIOUSNESS, to Remember and Experience how You Are the “Master of Your Fate and the Captain of Your Soul.”
When poet William Ernest Henley wrote those prophetic lines he didn’t detail “Why this is so.” It took Napoleon Hill to help me remember…I am the Master of my Fate, I am the Captain of my Soul …because I have The Power to Control my Thoughts. We all do. Yet it calls for more willpower than the average person cares to use for this purpose.
The same applies to Riches, “…before we can accumulate riches in great abundance, we must magnetize our minds with intense DESIRE for riches, we must become “money conscious” until the DESIRE for money drives us to create DEFINITE PLANS for acquiring it.
“If you do not see great riches in your Imagination, you will never see them in your bank balance…we now live in a changed world…this changed world requires practical dreamers who can and will put their dreams into action. The practical dreamers have always been and always will be the pattern makers of civilization.” Napoleon Hill
Remember that no more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty.
“My Wage” by Jessie B. Rittenhouse
“I bargained with Life for a penny, And Life would pay no more, However I begged at evening When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer, He gives you what you ask, But once you have set the wages, Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire, Only to learn dismayed, That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have willingly paid.”
Are you settling for less than you know you are worth?
All achievement, no matter what may be its nature or its purpose, must begin with an intense, BURNING DESIRE for something definite.
Nothing is impossible to the person who backs DESIRE with enduring FAITH .
I believe in the application of DESIRE backed by FAITH because I have seen it lift people from lowly beginnings to places of power and wealth. I have witnessed myself how individuals staged a comeback after having been defeated in countless ways. Surely you have experienced in yourself and/or in another the Power of DESIRE when it assumes the proportion of an Obsession!
Having read this far I trust you to are here and now called to remember experiences with DESIRE that you yourself have had.
Do you remember the end of the movie “The Matrix?” when Neo says, “Where we go from here is up to you.”
Where do you choose to go from here?
You’ve traveled all the other roads… and you already know where they lead …don’t you?
Leave a comment below and let us know what you are thinking and feeling here and now after reading these Self-Awareness, To Be All You Can Be reMinders.
PS. Quick Summary…
How to Harness and use the POWER of DESIRE to unerringly guide yourself in attaining whatever you ask of life.
The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. The finishing point is that brand of KNOWLEDGE which leads to understanding — understanding of Self, understanding of Others, understanding of the Laws of Nature, and understanding of JOY and recognition of PEACE, which when experienced can then be extended.
PPS. Quickly rate how you feel about your life again now after reading this article. On a scale of 1–10 how would you rate your energy level______, your happiness______, your health______ and your wealth______. Compare these results to how you rated yourself initially and take note of any differences. It may reveal more of “your own chosen purpose” in reading this, remember Purpose is Everything for it causes us to find what we seek.
If while reading this you were lifted to a higher level of mental stimulation, splendid! Read it once more, and observe that your mind will soar to ever higher levels of stimulation. Repeat this from time to time and eventually…
“…you will find yourself in possession of a Power that will enable you to throw off discouragement, master fear, overcome procrastination, and draw freely upon your Imagination. Then you will have felt the touch of that unknown something which has been the moving spirit of every truly great thinker, leader, artist, musician, writer, scientist, or statesman. Then you will be in position to transmute your DESIRES into their physical or financial counterpart as easily as you may lie down and quit at the first sign of opposition.”
Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich”
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