The Gap

“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it”. This is from Napoleon Hill’s book Think and Grow Rich, which was written back in 1937. He studies the lives of the successful people of his era and writes about what it takes to become wealthy. It’s a great book that everyone should read that wants to win in life. I will warn you, it is a very meaty book and a tough read so don’t expect to breeze right through it. It has a lot of golden nuggets.

In life, we all have visions of the way we’d like things to be versus the way they are. It might be as simple as wanting to weigh 10 pounds less or as big as building churches or orphanages in underdeveloped countries.

Having a dream is not always easy, many times our ambitions and desires can be uncomfortable, even painful. This can happen because we tend to desire what we lack, and lack what we desire. If it’s uncomfortable for us, it’s even more uncomfortable for the people around us, so when setting goals and creating a vision for your future, be careful who you share it with. It’s not that the people around you intend to blunt you excitement, by sometimes your dreams or vision remind them of the one they’ve lost.

When we take an honest look at our lives, where we are now and where we want to be, there is a gap between the two. Where we could be is always tugging at where we are. This can create tension and an uncomfortable feeling. That’s why it makes some people uncomfortable to hear about how things could be.

Do you have any health or fitness goals? Dreams of living somewhere else or doing something else? Dreams for your kids or for helping others. Dreams of financial freedom, which to me just means doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, and not have to worry about the financial ramifications. Whatever dreams you have, of how things could be, but at the present are not, creates a gap with your present reality.

We have talked about this before, but I would encourage you to take a look at where you are today and where you want to be in one, three, of five years down the road. You must write down your goals, dreams and aspirations and then review them daily to stay on the success path.

Tomorrow, we will talk about closing the gap.

Have an awesome day and be your best.


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