Hard Work Vs. Wishful Thinking

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Lately, I’ve noticed quite a few people waiting patiently for their “ships to come in.” The trouble is, they’re waiting as the bus stop! Not literally, of course, but they’re in an unproductive place, doing nothing except keeping the faith, believing they can manifest their intentions by remaining positive, or that God and the Angels will answer their prayers while they remain immobile. I believe in the power of prayer since positive energy brings positive results (Karma). But, “God helps those who help themselves” is an adage that is lost on them. Why is God not answering their prayers? We must meet God halfway: That’s how prayers get answered.

While I carried these thoughts in my head, I came across an article by Dr. Susan O’Malley, “You’re Never Too Old and It’s Never Too Late” in the November/ December 2015 issue of New Living. She hit the nail on the head, “You have to be willing to turn the ‘M’ of manifesting upside down into the ‘W’ of work. There it was! These words validated my beliefs. I felt the urge to harness her thought pattern. Let’s take a look.

Dr. O’Malley is an amazing woman. Her article was directed at mature people, but is relevant and timely across the board. She started medical school at 35 while six months pregnant and without a husband, became a physician at 39,  an entrepreneur at 50, a public speaker and writer at 62. At 50 she left the hospital emergency room to start her own medical spa which brought great financial success. “You can have a dream and you can be successful, but you can’t dream your way to success. You have to do the work.”

Yes!  If you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m an advocate of creating and following a realistic plan of action which should lead to the road of success.

Dr. O’Malley states  “perseverance and personal responsibility were intrinsic to my success in combination with the following strategies”  

* Be willing to change course                                                                                                                 * Start With Small Risks                                                                                                                        * Ask For Help                                                                                                                                          * Let Your Goal Trump Your Humiliation                                                                                            * Admit When You Make a Mistake                                                                                                    * Stay Focused On Your Goal                                                                                                                   * Break Up The Task                                                                                                                                  * Work Hard

By the way, Louise Hay, the motivational speaker and publisher, started her empire in the much later years of her life. So maybe we will not accomplish what Louise Hay did, but we can accomplish what’s right for us. The point is, we all walk our own path and we judge success by our own set of standards. To be a success in our own eyes is an accomplishment. We must love and accept ourselves before we can love and accept others.

Wishing alone will not make it so. Take a look at your behaviors to recognize if you’re a dreamer or a doer. If your life is not going the way you would like, it’s not too late. Act now to make changes. Analyze. Investigate. Plan. Mobilize. 

Good luck.  Let me know how you do. I’d love to hear from you.

Next week’s blog post: How Our Thoughts Can Become Our Reality


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