I was talking to a friend the other day, and she complained for the millionth time about her need to get a better paying, less-demanding job. She said her greatest passion was to develop her own business. I asked her, what have you done about it? She had more excuses than Tiger Woods had indiscretions.
Many of us can’t seem to get into the action needed to achieve our desires. We claim we are praying to God, waiting for him to perform some miracle and take us out of our misery. I don’t think God works that way. He didn’t work that way for me. As per the popular saying ‘God helps those who help themselves’, we must learn to do for ourselves. Once we get into action, the universe moves with us, and make something happen.
When I was hospitalized, I was not given much hope that I would be able to survive without a wheelchair or be able to work again. To me, that didn’t seem what the universe wanted for me. I know that God can make things happen if we believe. I therefore choose to get past the sometimes discouraging thoughts in my mind, and commit myself to doing whatever I could to improve my mobility and my health. With determination, I made myself walk, and keep-walking, with my quad-cane. With each passing month, I learned to walk a little better and a little further. Now I have accomplished my dream of picking my little girl up from school once again, with just the help of a regular cane. And I won’t stop there. I wrote a proposal for starting my own business. I did not meet some of the qualifications, yet miraculously, it was accepted and I am at work once again. I got into action, and miracles came.
Whether it is getting a new job, starting our own business or losing weight, we have got to do something to show commitment, sincerity, and passion. God can make us lift 100 pounds, when we normally can only lift 1 pound. But we have got to lift something. And we have got to lift consistently, knowing God is working with us, until we see results. It is all about producing divine energy for what we want.
My recommendation to my friend and all those who keep stopping themselves through inaction, check out the resource profiled each week on Choose To Be More’s Top Talent page, or another resource focused on your development. Just do something at least 5 days a week towards finding the information, knowledge and motivation needed to get in action. Make yourself a top talent, who can be counted on to achieve your goals with excellence. Do the work!