I have heard over and over that “Success leaves clues” If you want to be successful then just find someone that is successful and model them. Interesting and to a point it may work, but only up to a point. If I follow the Chef and do what he does, dash of this, splash of that, pinch here, fold, mix and off to the oven. I may have a similar dish but not likely because I do not know what I am making and he does!
If I do not know what the end result is to be then I have no way of repeating the success of the original. If I do not know where I am going then I will never get there. Steven Covey told us to begin with the end in mind. We must first “SEE the thing” before we can see the thing. The power of thought is our greatest discovery because it is from thought that all substance flows.
Here in week 11 Haanel gives us a great deal to ponder. He quotes Mk 11:24 “what soever you desire when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.” We are first to believe that our desire has already been fulfilled and that the accomplishment of the desire will follow. (#17, 18)
So back to the first point, Success leaves clues and you can model a successful person. But, you must have the end result, the desired outcome firmly in your mind before you begin. Then with this picture and full faith that it is already a fait accompli you move forward in full knowing that the natural laws that govern all life are working in harmony to provide the methods to complete your desired result.
I am reminded of the quote “What ever you can do or dream you can, Begin It! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!” But we know it is not magic but rather natural law that what ever we conceive in our mind and use our creative power of thought on, Nature will supply the methods to achieve it.
I think I will go contemplate Mk 11:24 some more!