“Whatever you vividly imagine ardently desire, sincerely believe in and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass”
After attitude development turned my career around I started collecting every positive thinking quote I could find
and by thumbing through each day, they not only helped me
keep a positive focus on my long range goals,
but also the current task at hand.
The above quote is my favorite because it is a constant reminder of the key ingredients one needs to be a success at any undertaking.
Whatever you vividly imagine, we are all where we are because of what we have thought, and if you don’t like where you are…
reinvent yourself! I was almost 20 when I climbed down on my first bull and the experience was so euphoric, I was high for a week, but what hooked me even more
was the romantic lifestyle of the rodeo cowboy.
I had been working at a job I hated and was feeling like my life was going nowhere but that
experience jump-started my imagination and from that day on all of my thoughts and day dreams
were focused of the day I got to quit that miserable job and start living what for me would be a
year-round paid vacation.
Recent books like, “Excuse me your life is waiting” and “The Secret” talk about how a vivid
imagination conjures up powerful feelings that send out vibrations and those vibrations attract
the people and circumstances you need to make your goals a reality.
The second ingredient is ardently desire, the word ardent is described in the dictionary as a
feeling warmth, passionate, fiery hot and glowing; and according to the law of attractions when
you combine a fiery hot passion with a vivid imagination everything you need to reach your
destination starts to magically show up in your life.
Sincerely believe in… I read somewhere the only way man can install belief into the subconscious
mind is through repetition of thought. Maxwell Maltz, the father of self-image physiology said
because the mind can not tell the difference between a real experience and a vividly imagined
one, the constant repetition of positive end result images going through your mind fools it into
believing the experiences are real and because emotions stem from the subconscious, all of a
sudden your confidence level is through the roof.
Enthusiastically act upon… you can’t get to second base unless you take your foot off first , a
journey of a thousand miles starts with one step, all of the other ingredients will not get you
anywhere unless you take action.
Once I decided come hell or high water I was going to become a professional bull rider, I was
willing to put it all on the line for the achievement of that goal.
One of the older hands told me, “You will have to get on 100 bulls before you start feeling at
home of them.” So every weekend while my friends were partying, I was driving somewhere to get on
as many bulls as my body would allow and when I came dragging my beat up body into work every
Monday morning my co-workers would laugh and say, when are you going to quit wasting your money
kid and I would answer, I’m not wasting it, I’m investing in the day I get to quit this miserable
job and start working 8 seconds a day, they laughed, but it was me who got the last laugh.
When you follow these guidelines the basic laws of the universe dictate that your goals will
inevitably come to pass.
It took a year and two months of honing my skills until I was able to quit and start living my
dream but looking back I thank God for that awful job and everyone of those stuck in a rut co-
workers because they only made my desire for a better life that much stronger.
Keep your eye on the prize and Dare to be Great!!
The Hot Man!