What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.
– Anaïs Nin
2013 draws to a close. It’s time to get real. Our goals for the last year have either been met or they have not. You have either won or you have failed. And you have either accomplished your intentions or have been let down in your exploits. There is no middle ground for a magician like you. The magic has worked or it has not. Magicians don’t achieve their dreams by letting Destiny choose them. They achieve their dreams by making the Fate that will happen. After all, you love feeling like a winner and you will do anything at all to keep from feeling like a loser. The Magician’s rule for 2014 is simply this: We always play with triumph in mind and will not entertain excuses. It is this sacred frame of mind that helps us bask in the light of victory and casts every alibi back into the darkness.
Now not all of you are going to have mighty conquests each and every time. The real successes amongst you, however, will be those who realize that Success actually means keeping on moving in the direction of your dreams no matter what anyone else says or does, and knowing that defeat is not an option. A real Magician, in fact, usually does things that defy the understanding and explanation of the rest of the world. If he didn’t, it wouldn’t be “magic” now would it?
Since we are getting real with each other, let’s also understand something – You Are Ready For Success! All it takes for you to move from understanding to realizing your dreams is to follow a truly simple formula:
Once you know your dream for 2014 . . .
1. You must LIVE the dream.
2. You must EAT the dream.
3. You must SLEEP the dream.
4. You must BREATHE the dream.
5. You must BE the dream.
Real Magicians are . . . REAL. They don’t ever ease up on what they want to manifest. They know that every action, every thought, every choice is always epoch-making. Having a dazzling destiny in 2014 is all about keeping the right mindset. So now is the time to dedicate yourself to pushing your dreams, ambitions, and imagination all in the same, wizardly (bewitching) direction.
Let’s also understand another simple Magician’s Rule: You can’t get consistent success by waiting for it. The quickest way to conjure what you want is to “get on with it.” The quicker you start taking action – even little, tiny, baby steps – to accomplish your goals, the quicker you become affluent. I want you to fly to your dreams. The shortest distance between where you are and where you want to go is forward.
Now, I know that there are some of you who will read these words, find them intellectually correct, and then return to your 2013 rut because that’s the easy thing to do. Enough already. Magicians don’t take life lying down! Magicians make choices and take action because they know that to do otherwise would be the end of their world. So, in 2014, you’re not just going to think about prosperity . . . you’re going to live it! And you’re going to live it by taking Life by the throat and refusing to let it go until you get what you want.
Some of you must be wondering, by now, “Is all this work worth it?” or “What’s the point?” Well, stop the wondering. I assure you that, if you commit yourself to a dazzling destiny for 2014, you’ll achieve more than you accomplished in 2013. And, once you start realizing triumph, it will become an addiction – a magnificent craving – to become all that you were born to be.
Am I pushing you too hard? Nope. Am I agitating you? I hope so. Am I finally getting you off your butt to do something more with your life? May it be so. I believe that a bit of action will bring you an abundance of answers. Continually pushing yourself to live your dreams means success. I want you to remember that. Magicians don’t settle . . . for anything. No matter what obstacle comes to light, you can still move forward. Every failure still affords you the magical choice to continue to live your dream.
And when 2014 comes to end, you’ll be able to look back on this time we shared together and nod and say, “I am a success. I accomplished more than I first imagined possible.” More importantly, you will – many of you for the first time – be able to look at yourself in the mirror, hold your head high and say, “I am a Winner.”
Here’s to a magical 2014. I can’t wait for you to share with me your dreams for the coming year and what you intend to do to obtain them.
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