Here we go again! The first thing which jumped out at me this week was Haanel’s assertion that power comes from within. Isn’t that so unlike what the rest of the world tells us? We need this guru or that system or some product – that has the power, not us.
But no, Haanel says: the power to do or be anything comes from inside ourselves.
Isn’t that encouraging, though? Once we figure out how to access that power, nothing can stop us from being or having or doing anything we want. ANYTHING!
It makes perfect sense: celebrities or rich people or the powerful aren’t intrinsically any better than anyone else. They’re not gods or somehow specially qualified. They’ve just found a way to access the power within them, as far as getting what they want goes. There’s no reason why we can’t do this too.
Guess what? Those of you who are doing the work will find out. It’s not particularly difficult. But it does take a bit of effort.
The first set of DMPs are coming in, and it’s always a hectic and exciting time, seeing people – some of them for the very first time – asking themselves the simple question, “what do I want?”
We root for them, we encourage them, but for some, it’s too much, too difficult, too scary, to actually think about what they want. Not what their spouse or their children or their parents want. Not what their pastor or their boss or their neighbors want. But what THEY want for themselves.
Some are already doing everything they can NOT to answer that simple question. Which is okay. Not everyone is ready.
For those who pass this simple test of writing down what they want using some simple parameters, a whole world opens up to them. It’s awe-inspiring, to say the least. They are finding the power that lies within them. 🙂