James Lombard Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Hill observes that: “The world has a habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going”. When you have an overriding purpose or desire, deciding which action to take is easier. I believe that purpose or desire must be written down, constantly nourished by a suitable self-talk and given life by being acted upon. When you ride a bicycle, it must be pointed in a certain direction and you must pedal or fall in a heap.
I must not be influenced by “bar stool experts” who are full of their own importance; in fact it is better to keep my intentions to myself. This is especially true of network marketing. Friends and acquaintances will try to convince me that I cannot make money or that it is a scam. Hill says: “Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them”.
“The value of decisions depends upon the courage required to render them”. This year is the one hundredth anniversary of a seminal moment in my country’s history. One hundred years ago, at Eastertime, a group of men, about 1500 in all, dedicated to the cause of ending 700 years of British rule in Ireland, occupied key buildings in the city of Dublin. The 7 leaders knew at the outset that they were destined to be overwhelmed by the might of the British Empire when they put their signatures to a proclamation of an Irish Republic which P. H. Pearse read from the steps of the General Post Office. They knew that as signatories they would be executed. The rebellion lasted a week ; central Dublin was reduced to rubble and those leaders were court -martialled and shot. However, within 6 years after a long guerrilla war a peace treaty was signed and the Irish state came into being. This act had great repercussions as it contributed to the collapse of the British Empire, with other countries following suit and achieving independence from Britain. Even though these men knew they would have to die, they believed that others would subsequently take up the cause and be victorious. What they achieved was the result of having a definite purpose, absolute faith in its accomplishment, persistence and decisiveness in bringing it about, a Master-Mind group and organized planning. Most importantly, they displayed tremendous bravery in pursuing that purpose.
Regards and best wishes to all.
James Lombard, Dublin. Ireland.