I’ve read Jack Canfield’s The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be about 20 times now. It’s been underlined, ear-marked, highlighted and starred so many times that I think I may need to buy a new copy just so I don’t confuse myself with last read’s notes. The book is THAT good. And it’s so jam packed with information that there is no way to apply it all at the same time (well, maybe some people can … I can’t); hence the reason that I keep coming back. Each visit to the book leaves me feeling ready to better myself and my business … and if I apply even ONE of the suggested principles, things can only get better.
In chapter 3 (Principle 3, decide what you want), the reader is encouraged to make an “I want” list. Write down 30 things you want to do, 30 things you want to have, and 30 things you want to do before you die. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in maintaining our current lives that we forget what we actually wanted in the first place. So, it’s about stopping … dreaming … and figuring out what you want. Once you figure it out, you can start making it happen.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. – Ben Stein
Yesterday, as I was making the list (again), I wrote down, “sleep in the world’s most comfortable bed outside on a beautiful private beach”.
I promise that I did include more productive items on the list, too. But what’s a life without simple pleasures and delights?
I’m a visual person, so I went online today and decided to put a picture to the dream. I flipped through the Hotel Villa Book (thehotelvillabook.com) and found my dream.
Dreaming is good.
You have to dream before your dreams can come true. – Abdul Kalam