“Merely wishing for something will not bring it. Wishing you had something shows a weakness and not a belief that you will really get it.” – Theron Q. Dumont
Stop wishing and start doing. Concentrate upon what you desire, forming a very clear mental picture of it, and use all of your might to do it. When you take something on, feel and think that you can. Many people start things thinking that they will fail and then they usually do. If you fail one time or ten times, try again and concentrate upon the thought that you can. If one way doesn’t work, learn more and then make your next attempt. Find a way or make one.
Dumont tells a story of a young man who started to work at a bank. He started there as a messenger boy. His father had a button made for him with a “P” on it and put it on his coat. His father told him to remember that the “P” served as a remind that one day his son would be the president of the bank and to hold that thought in his mind. “Do something every day that brings you nearer to your goal,” he told his son.
His father told him never to tell anyone what the button stood for and every day his son came home, he would ask him what he did that day to get closer to being president of the bank. The young man’s associates made fun of him for the button, and only when he became president of the bank did he tell his secret.
Jim Carrey wrote himself a check for 10 million dollars three years in advance on Thanksgiving Day 1995 and kept that check in his wallet as a reminder that one day he would be rich. The night before that day he found out he was going to make 10 million dollars on Dumb and Dumber. He would drive up to a neighborhood he wanted to live in and visualize things that he wanted coming to him when he was broke. Now, he’s worth many times more than that. Check out his interview with Oprah here.
“Don’t waste your mental powers in wishes. Don’t dissipate your energies by trying to satisfy every whim. Concentrate on doing something really worthwhile. The man that sticks to something is not the man that fails.” – Theron Q. Dumont
Any dream that is just is possible. Don’t concentrate on a goal that you know deep down isn’t right. Focus on doing something that will bring yourself and your fellow human beings benefit, and the universe will conspire to help you. Say: You can. You will. You must. And then go out and do it.
“Let the troubles and responsibilities of life come thick and fast.
I am ready for them.
My soul is unconquerable.
I represent the Infinite law of force or of all power.
This God within is my all-sufficient strength and ever-present help in time of trouble.
The more difficulties the greater the triumphs through me.
The harder my trials, the faster I go in the development of my inherent strength.
Let all else fail me.
This interior reliance is all-sufficient.
The right must prevail.
I demand wisdom and power to know and follow the right.
My higher self is all wise.
I now draw nearer to it.”-Theron Q. Dumont