Chapter 2 - Desire: The Starting Point of All Achievement
Desire, that is burning desire. It's not enough to just wish for it. One has to be ready to recieve it. It's the difference between hope and belief. Open mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage, or belief. And this type of belief is known to even reverse nature.
Roosevelt said that the best thing you can do is to do the right thing. The next best thing you can do it the wrong thing. The worst is doing nothing. With every veture, there are successes and failures both of which shouldn't be feared. Success requires no apologies and failures permits no alibis. Every fiailure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
If the bigger successes have just as impacting failures, then fear is the limiter of your success and failure. If you fear everything, and you seek a secure life, then you are limited to minimal failures and successes. If one goes on to risk a lot, then their failure can be great, but at the same time their success can be great. It all depends on the dream. With this level of burning desire, the laws of nature bends for the dream. Do not fear failure. It is more advantageous to have a disdain for mediocrity or what is "normal". Know thyself and seek out life as yourself, not as one from social or institutional conditioning.
The following is an exercise to help create that bruning desire and to keep it alive. It parallels the Hedgehog concept from "Good to Great" on the point of persistence.
- Determine the dollar amount to achieve
- Determine what to give in exchange
- Determine date to acquire this amount
- Determine plan to achieve the goal, ready to achieve or not
- Write down steps 1 through 4
- Read aloud before and after sleep. Dream as if already achieved.
As I was writing this, it doesn't have to be limited to money. It can be applied to other goals as well.
Mary Kay has a method in which to help one dream the posession of their goal.
- Imagine yourself successful
- Reflect on your past successes
- Set definite goals
- Respond positively to life
The practical dreamers have always been and always will be the pattern makers of civilization. We who desire to accumulate riches should remember that the real leaders of the world have been people who harnessed and put into practical use, the intangible, unseen forces of unborn opportunity.
Is there an MBTI type that correlates to a practical dreamer? At first I would want to say that there are a handful of MBTI types that correspond to the practical dreamer, however anyone can dream. The MBTI types personalities which are the natural perferences that people primarily do. It's possible for anyone to act like another type, however it may take more effort. Since anyone can dream, it stands to see who are naturally practical. At first glance, the TJ (thinking and judging) combination seems to produce the natural preference towards practicality.ShareThis