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Quote of the Week
"....grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference."
— (The Serenity Prayer)
People often advise, "don't overthink it."
This is to caution against getting in your own way, to avoid analysis-paralysis.
And, in another sense, are you thinking enough?
In this sense, I mean vividly defining what you want.
I mean thinking clearly, conscientiously, and definitively: "I plan to do X."
As Charles Hannel said in his pioneering book The Master Key System, "I can be what I will to be."
When you live with pointed purpose, you can achieve what you want.
This not fluffy stuff. It's a natural law of the universe.
Case in point, once upon a time I heard Isaac Morehouse on a podcast (the founder of this company), and I said to myself, "I plan to work for this person."
I failed a few times before I got there. But now I'm working for him. Actually, I'm taking the reigns of his company.
I share this to show you it's possible to experience what you want when you combine thought and relentless persistence.
Just remember to think first.
and the DJH team.
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