Tuesday, April 18, 2006

If You Build It, They WILL Come

I'm just thinking today about that classic movie "Field of Dreams" and how powerful the message of the movie really is. In that movie Kevin Costner's character has to overcome tons of doubt in his own mind - as well as financial obstacles - to build a ballpark in his corn field. Goofy, yes. Many people called him crazy, especially his brother-in-law. But something compelled him to do it anyway. And he listened. He built it - and they came.

This theory really does apply to anything we want in our lives - including more business. But we have to overcome those nagging brothers-in-law who say we can't do it, or we're crazy for thinking about it, or it'll never work. Mark Twain had it right:

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

That's energy. We want to be around those who support us and who give off positive vibes as we struggle to maintain the small flicker of new energy that we create when we get outside our own boxes and sometimes fall back into that familiar place of self-fulfilling prophesy ("It'll never work anyway" and then we get to be right about it).

We give up so many opportunities to be happy by holding on to that ingrained need to be right.

At our chorus rehearsal last night we had a fantastic choreography coach who helped us "Minnesota NICE" gals get out of our own way. She gave us a chant we adopted for our new motto about the box we find ourselves in: "The box, the box, the box is on FIRE!" So we have to get out of it!

So let's build our own field of dreams, whatever it is. What are you willing to do to get what you envision for your life? I'll send you an idea in my next post from one of the books I'm reading now called The Science of Success by James A. Ray. You won't want to miss it, so stay tuned!


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