While the American economy is staggering under the weight of a double-digit trillion-dollar deficit, people are wondering how they can increase their income or ensure their financial future by starting a business. Recently a woman came to me speaking about how her husband was laid off from work and after returning to his job, he is again anticipating another layoff. This time, she was wondering how they can better prepare for what is seemingly difficult times ahead.
My advice is do not use your perspiration on trepidation; rather use it on your inspiration fueled by your aspiration. Instead of sweating over worrying, sweat making your ideas work for you. People often say, “I don’t know what I can do!” in desperation when in fact they will not do what they know. People have to learn to trust their instincts and go for what they know. Oftentimes, people question their resolve to hang in there when things seem to be more challenging than anticipated. I have learned that money is not going to come to you just because you want it. You are going to have to do more than just want it; you are going to have to learn how to demand and command it.
I believe one of the first steps for people who are seeking ways to increase their income is to unlock themselves from a prison of debt, so that they can be uninhibited or at least working at being liberated from debt so that they can focus on making their ideas a reality. Paying a little extra money on your debts can go a long way while your dreams are working their way out from the subconscious into authenticity. Some people have played around for so long with their income by trying to convince themselves that they will be able to pay their bills off later, that now, that later date is here and they have more debt than they have money. Nevertheless, this is not a hopeless situation. You have your target right in your grasp and it is time to zoom in on your enemy and take it out. Whatever you do, do not become discouraged!
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage.
-Neal A. Maxwell
It is now time to believe in you and do something out of character. Stop calculating every move, in fear of moving in the wrong direction. Movement in any direction is a sign that you are not dead. Ideas are a-dime-a-dozen; but the one who does something with their idea can possibly make millions. Who wants to be a millionaire? If this is you, and you are sick-n-tired of being sick-n-tired, get up, go out, and make something happen.
Think business; think success. Do not be afraid to change your thinking pattern into something conducive to bringing in more income. Allow me to tell you a brief story about one person’s revelation on the Secret of Swimming: John said, “I learned to swim in boyhood, but it was only one summer that I achieved complete mastery of myself in the water. For 30 years, I had assumed that I must constantly struggle to keep from sinking. One day an expert swimmer watched me swimming for a few minutes and then shouted: “Stop fighting the water and trust it to hold you up. Use your strength and get somewhere.” Under his direction a few moments sufficed to convince me, he was right. I laid flat in the water without moving hands or feet and to my delight, it held me up. Then I struck out, using my strength to forge ahead. What a revelation! Why did not someone tell me years ago?
So many people constantly struggle to be successful because they fight it as though success is their enemy. At least start something; because you will never know how far you can go or how much money you can make if you remain where you are. Get Radical, Start Dreaming.