Today’s email may come across as a bit of a shocker – – or even “astounding” to some of that you have been following me – – and if so, well, I understand.
But … hold on to your horses there for a minute, and let me explain first.
When I say “plans are usually perfect”, and (as I’ve said in the past) “it will all happen at the right time”, I do NOT mean that we as human beings are infallible.
Far from it, my friend.
Take any success story over the year, and you’ll see a long, long list of FAILURES – crowning failures if I might say so, before the SUCCESS was achieved.
It may be Edison with his 10000 plus tries to design the lightbulb, or it may be Jack Ma, who famously still says “I learnt way more from my failures than my ultimate success”.
It could be Henry Ford, who was bankrupt twice, and who was nigh ridiculed at for trying to build a motor car in the age that he attempted to do so.
It could be anyone you know. Could be me as well when I first got into writing books and starting an online business – – believe me, most of the comments I received (this from friends and supposed well wishers and family) were NOT complimentary to say the least.
This is why I always say its best to keep your plans to yourself.
As Napoleon Hill famously said, “Tell the world what you’re going to do, but SHOW them first!”
And in terms of imperfection in plans, I’m not talking about the small plans – that we seemingly make.
I am talking about the GRAND plan that the Universe has in store for us – – based upon our TRUE desires – – what we really, really want deep down at our core!
This plan often (and usually does) include failures of a grandstanding and catastrophic nature, but what a lot of folks don’t get it is that those failures are but a stepping stone to your ultimate success!
The Universe lets NO-ONE enjoy great accomplishment of ANY sort without first paying your dues in full – duplicate and triplicate as it were! That “hidden guide” I’ve referred to so often takes great pleasure in tripping you up when you’re finally at the door of success (or so you think) – – and does so over and over again – – until it’s convinced you can take whatever it throws at ya – – and more!
Then, and only THEN do the floodgates open, and you receive whatever it is you TRULY DESIRE.
Fitness is NOT an exception to this rule either.
Let’s break this down a bit. At the age of 19, I was unfit – way more so than I should have been at that age.
At the age of 23, I was in the best shape of my life … or so I THOUGHT. (this was after I was introduced to the hill).
At the age of 26, I was in even better shape. Subway stair sprints, and the like …
At the age of 30 it started to go downhill – – and while I kept working out, I ended up turning into a lard ass.
Following on from that – I got into the very best shape of my life at the ge of 36 – – an age where most people “sigh and give up”. And I’m still going strong – and hope – nay, KNOW – I will until the day I “am no more here in the flesh”, hehe, if I might put it that way.
Now, some may ask – – what if you achieved the success then that you are enjoying now? (and I’m talking purely fitness, again).
I’d say it would be great, but it wouldn’t taste as sweet. Not only that – – I would NOT have the knowledge I do NOW – – and therefore probably would NOT be at the fitness levels I am NOT if it weren’t for all the “imperfect plans”, my friend.
The GRAND plan is always perfect – – provided you really KNOW WHAT IT IS you REALLY WANT – – and there is a reason Napoleon Hill devotes an entire preface to this at the start of “Think and Grow Rich”.
I’ll finish off today’s “here” email, hehe, with another quote from the same author – – from “Outwitting the Devil” – –
I would not wish to be again subjected to the experiences through which I passed during that fateful Christmas Eve in 1923, and since, on that eventful evening when I walked around the school house in West Virginia and fought that terrible battle with fear, but all the wealth in the world would not induce me to divest myself of the knowledge I have gained from those experiences.
Ponder that for a while with regard to what is being said HERE – – and let me know your thoughts!
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