Saturday, May 21, 2011
I recently heard an accomplished musician speak to me about skills and talents. She spoke of singing masterfully as a skill that anyone could accomplish with enough effort and persistence. Her point was that those with a natural born or inherited talent would learn more quickly and with greater ease, but anyone could develop the talent/skill with enough work.
I remember a talk I watched of Bob Proctor. If you don't know the man or his teaching I highly recommend him. I think everyone can learn from him. One thing he spoke of is that everything mankind has learned and will learn has always existed. Regardless of your belief in god or a higher power this must be true. For example he said that the Internet and it's technology always existed, however we had not yet discovered it. Man did not invent electricity or the laws by which it is governed. This has always existed, it's just that through our persistence we discover these things. We learn and grow. We have always learned and grown. We've have had our speed bumps, set backs and other 'dark ages', but we've never given up. As a whole humanity has grown to what we are today.
I'm willing to say that if humanity can constantly learn and grow and accomplish great things, then so can I. In terms of achieving something grand in scope in my life, such as becoming a full time author who can earn an excellent living for my family through writing, then I too can follow this human pattern if I choose to exert myself.
So, did humanity have set backs. Yes. Did humanity achieve greatness over night? No.
I also can not expect over night exceptional success. However when humanity exercised wisdom, peace, and what I would call good old American (Memorial Weekend is coming up) Relentless Persistence, then they did grow, develop in leaps and bounds in such small periods of time. Personally I'd add righteousness and the hand of god in blessings and fruitfulness, but regardless the facts are there to prove it. I am not so genetically superior to my progenitors that I have greater potential to success, but I will because of the success of my ancestors and my personal dedication.
So I say to you: Regardless to the immensity of your personal dreams. Make them a goal and pursue that goal with a Relentless Persistence and one day that dream you had will be your reality.
The difference between a dream and a goal and then achieving the dream lies in quantifying the steps (goals) that it will take to reach your dream and then following the plan by acting upon them. If you don't give up, you will succeed.