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Where do you want to be in 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, 5 years? Do you have your goals in writing? And do you believe you can achieve these goals. Break up the time frames into “bit size” pieces. You want to stretch yourself and yet you don’t want to never reach your goals, either.

If you don’t believe, why don’t you? Is it because someone has told you that you can’t do something, that you will never amount to anything, your too short, too tall, too fat, too skinny, etc.  What is in your heart?

When I was only 9 years old, my dad passed away. Shortly after that, I started to ride horses. My uncle bought me my first lesson and the rest was history. When I was 11, my mom and soon to be step-dad, bought me my first pony. As time went on and I got more and more competitive and my dream was to qualify and ride in Madison Square Garden. (That is “the place to ride”…kind of like the Superbowl for football). My parents NEVER believed it would happen. They didn’t stop me from trying and when I would tell them my dream, they would just say “that’s nice”. My mom would tell me that I could do whatever I put my mind to. At the age of 16, I did qualify and ride in Madison Square Garden (NYC). What a dream come true.

As a child, we really don’t know any better than to believe. It’s child like faith. Children don’t know or understand whether they can or can’t do something, unless an adult tells them they can or can’t. Kids are like sponges, they absorb and understand much more than adults give them credit for. They don’t have any preconceived notions. It is the parent’s responsibility to teach their kids right from wrong. Where to they get the right, though, to discourage their child from achieving their goals and dreams? I have been around many kids where the parents are so supportive and encouraging. It is truly amazing how children respond to that kind of positive reinforcement. Somewhere along the way, as we get older, we seem to lose our child like faith. Why?

We fall into everyday routines. We go to school, college, graduate and get a J.O.B. with a B.O.S.S. We go to work for someone else, live our live on a 5 day work week and never seem to make enough to get ahead. Sound familiar? As Robert Kiyosaki describes in Rich Dad, Poor Dad, we are in a rat race…just going thru the maze of life trying to get ahead financially and win the race.

Let’s change that thought process.

Until next time…

To Your Success.

Debbie James
Energy Flows Where Attention Goes

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