What is your Burning Desire — Golden Key or Red Herring?

What is your Burning Desire?                                                                     Acres of Diamonds… you’ve read the famous story, or at least had it related to you.

A farmer hears tales of diamonds and begins dreaming of vast riches.
He sells his farm and hikes off over the horizon, never to be heard from again.
Rumors say that years later he died destitute,
never having found the diamonds he spent his life seeking.

Meanwhile, the man who bought that farm found a large and “interesting looking” stone in a stream that ran through the property.
He put the stone on his mantle where a visitor recognized the large stone as a rough diamond.

It turned out to be the Hope Diamond, the largest such stone ever found.
That stream bed was littered with diamonds,
and the new owner became fabulously wealthy.
No doubt he also lived happily ever after.

But doesn’t something in that story set strangely with you?

What about the guy with the burning desire and the grand vision?
He ended up disappointed and broke, dying far from his family and friends.
Not a happy ending.

Meanwhile, the guy who just wanted to do some farming got all the riches.
Make no mistake, the new owner already had money,
or he could not have bought the land.

There’s nothing in this story to make us think he was dreaming about riches,
vast or otherwise.
No burning desire.
But he got the goodies.

Was this just another little prank, courtesy of a mischievous Universe?

Or is it possible to get good things coming your way with only mild desire
— maybe even a calm indifference?

Many inspirational writers, including Napoleon Hill,
have assured us that a burning desire is one of the prerequisites of acquiring a fortune.

What is your Burning Desire?
I’ve even said it myself, although I added the qualifier that the powerful desire is not so much for the Universe.
It’s for you, to help you overcome and battle past your own doubts and resistances.

But haven’t you seen people who seem to coast into good things,
like the farmer who found the Hope Diamond?

I’ve known people like that.

In fact, after I’d been in Singapore for a while and had set up a “channel” for business to flow through, I could just think about receiving more money, and I’d get an immediate surge of business within hours.

This pattern went on for 2 or 3 years, till I shut down my writing and editing business. So it wasn’t an occasional fluke.

Now, I must admit I had a burning determination to stay in Singapore, and for the first year or two I never knew if things would work out for me or not.

Then, things started shifting my way, and they stayed that way. Why?

Truthfully, I don’t think the deciding factor was the desire.

Lots of people come here to Singapore, but never quite find out how to stay.

Many, many foreigners who come here end up losing their toehold and slinking back home.

On the other hand, the ones who do stay are often not especially hard working, dedicated, sensible or qualified.
More than one long-time English teacher or copywriter remains here because they enjoy the hard drinking culture, the many women who like foreigners, or the feel of being a round peg in a square hole.

Achieving their dream doesn’t appear to have a lot to do with burning desire.

Instead, it seems to be more a matter of what they can allow themselves to have.

What is your Burning Desire?

Some people call this a sense of deserving.
Others call it a sense of entitlement.
No matter what term you use, it’s basically the same thing.
Either way, it’s governed by who you think you are and what circumstances you accept as appropriate for you.

In other words, it all starts from who you are in your own mind.

So What is your Burning Desire?

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All Faith Needs Feet But What Are Your Action Plans?

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All Faith Needs Feet But What Are Your Action Plans?
Michelle here again.

How is everything?

I want to share with you a story of mine that could bring some awareness for you.

A subscriber recently wrote to me:

A friend of mine is on a fixed income and has maxed out his credit cards (nearing $10,000).
He has started a new business, but currently has no customers or prospects.

He is affirming that he is already successful and debt-free.
What is the best way for him?
Should he write checks to pay his bills as they arrive,
even though the money may not be in his account at the moment?
Wouldn’t these concrete actions demonstrate his faith?

My Answer:

Faith is a wonderful thing – and very necessary.
There are, however, approaches that may look like faith but lead us in risky directions.
Please tell your friend that he needs to pay close attention to “real” actions and concentrate on learning to provide a service to other people that they want.
(Note the emphasis is on what “they” want.)

Paying bills with rubber checks isn’t an act of faith.
It’s desperate gambling.
I know from hard experience that it’s nearly impossible to get the right mindset for real faith or confidence when you’re circling the drain.
Your friend needs to get his feet firmly under himself with real money
even if he has to go tend bar or wash dishes for the extra income for a bit.
Honest, it’s no disgrace (unless he stays there).

Remember that all faith needs feet.
If you’re in an airplane on its way down in a power dive,
you put on your parachute first.
And THEN you do affirmations.

The old biblical phrase “faith without works is dead” means just that –
belief needs to be connected organically with action.

Productive action.

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If it’s not, then it’s not true belief, it’s only an attempt to con yourself and the gods.

Too many people hope that they can do affirmations or pray or ASSERT,
and this will save them from having to make a decision and take action.
But that’s not the way it works.
Action and affirmations must be bonded together as a single unit and support each other like two legs.
Neither faith nor action can stand alone.
So you might want to tell your friend that positive thinking is good (and absolutely necessary), but positive action is also an essential ingredient.
Simply put, he’ll never pray himself up a hill.
When he’s willing to take action, with all the stops out,
his faith will bring the lucky breaks, and the chance meetings with just the
right people at the right times to help move him forward.
But it’s the action that anchors all that potentiality into reality.

ACTION.

Otherwise, it’s all vapor.

“Willing to take action with all the stops out”

… some folks call that enthusiasm, others call it commitment.
It’s often hard to get people to see that taking a detour on the way to their goals is not a “wrong turn.”
It’s just another way of getting where they’re going.
Whatever it takes.

Just remember that you don’t have to give up on your dreams and goals when some little thing comes along (or not so little).
The goal is what’s important, not every little step it takes to get there
(as long as we remember to TAKE the steps).

I’d guess that the old gremlin of impatience has killed more dreams than any other single influence.
It’s so common to think,

“If I’m not getting there RIGHT NOW, then that’s it; I’ll never make it.”

It might help to think of your vision of your future as a very penetrating stare.
It penetrates anything that may seem to block your path.
As long as you keep seeing what’s in your future, you won’t become stalled by the stuff that crops up in front of you today.

This may all sound stale, but it’s true, every bit of it.
And I learned it all the absolutely hardest way.
I lived through it over and over and over and…

But eventually, even a super-dense gal like me can learn, proving that anybody on earth can do it.

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