Whittling down success to three words.
Desire is your reason to make a decision to do something. It is also the fire in the belly that keeps you dedicated even when times are tough.
Desire is given life by imagination.
Let’s not go too much into a proper description of how thoughts are given life or how these thoughts literally do create your desire. but please believe me, it is true. More on this another time.
Decision is that moment in your life when you say to yourself:
"I'm going to do this, whatever it takes and whatever the outcome."
A decision is made once your desire is strong enough and real enough in your imagination. Successful people remember their decision every day and especially when dedication to the desire becomes necessary (which it will).
Sometimes these special types of decisions are made when you get fed up with your current circumstances. You then decide to do something to get yourself into a better place. Other times these decisions are made based on a burning need to be better, to do better or to serve better.
Desire and decision are nothing without the dedication to keep going, to constantly have your goals in mind and the will power to believe that what you are aiming for is possible. Remember, anything is possible that can be believed but you must be dedicated to the desire to make it happen.
Without dedication, your dreams and desires will be placed like seeds in the universe but will soon get blown away and spread out into little pieces and finally to disappear altogether. Your dedication and belief will allow the seeds of your desire to grow.
Note: If at times you struggle with this part, segment your goals into little pieces. Some of them will be big and hard, but make sure some of them are easy and small. When you find the going tough, get going by doing some smaller easier tasks.
So, desire and the imaginative thought placed into the universe can place the seed that can grown into your desire becoming real, to bear fruit.
Your desire cannot be seeded though without the decision to ‘do it’. This decision ensures the thought seed is encouraged to start growing.
Dedication is what makes the thing grow into reality. Dedication needs to be backed up by desire and your continuing decision to make it happen.