Last thursday was a spectacular spring day here on the east coast and I spent my early morning driving around with a friend going to tag sales! Such a fun adventure and as we drove past a house in much need of some love he saw a VW Karmann Ghia hidden way in the back of the property in a shed. It too was in much need of some love. That said what he did is rather inspiring… He wanted to go and ask the owner about it and see if it was for sale! So we drove down the drive way and got out and knocked on the door… I have to admit the excitement was rising in my tummy… I loved it! And before you say it, Yes it was very American Pickers of us and Mike and Frank would approve. So my friend asked about it, looked closely at it, crawled on the ground with the years of dirt, examined the engine which had seized up due to years of not being driven….. All this got me thinking… How many people would be willing to get out of their car and go up to a complete strangers door in order to follow their desire, want or goal? How many people would be willing to follow-up with calls and offers and be consumed with that one desire of acquiring their pot of gold?
Now in this story there are myriad lessons to learn but I am going to focus on just 1 today. And the question is this… How much are you willing to do in order to reach your goal? How hard are you willing to work AND just how big of a risk are you willing to take in order to reach the proverbial Emerald City? Now I often ask my clients Do you believe you are doing everything possible to complete your goal. Which in turn, they say yes but when we get down to it they have not done everything in their power.
So much about achieving a goal is knowing that you deserve it! Completely, Utterly Deserve it! There is enough for us all to have our own piece of the pie, No matter how big a slice! Hence you deserve to work as hard as humanly possible in order to acquire it! It makes the end result all the more sweet. We so often stop half way through for one reason or the other… we all have done it. We make our steps towards our goal to big so we get discouraged. Our baby steps are forgotten. But what would happen if you kept focused on what ever your goal is so much so that there was only one thing that happened… Success. Creating smart goals to move forward. You know the old adage, “If at first you don’t succeed try and try again!” Now I know there are people who need to learn to actually let things go but for the most part, people lose focus or energy or… you fill in the blank, half way through. Oh to have the energy of a teenager! You’d be unstoppable! So by creating achievable goals and not loosing focus anything is possible!
So I got excited when my friend not only stopped at a strangers house but followed up with phone calls…. Soon that beautiful Karmann Ghia will receive the love that it deserves! I just see it!
Love and Pink Light,