All You Want is Within Your Reach
If there is one thing that I believe with all my heart it is that you can
have any life you choose to. You can live the life you have always dreamed
We live in a period of unparalleled opportunity in human history. Think
about it: Just one hundred years ago, most people really only had five or
six options when it came to deciding what they would do with their lives.
For most, they didn't even have the knowledge that they could do anything
other than take over their father's farm when they turned eighteen!
But today a person living in the western world (and many other areas of the
world as well) can choose to do virtually anything they want to! They key is
the word "choose."
You see, the world is within your reach. Any job you want can be yours if
you decide. All of the opportunities are there for the taking. The question
is whether or not you will take.
You say, "But Chris, you just don't understand. I'm thirty-eight years old
with two kids and I have bills to pay. I make $28,000 a year. I can't just
go become a doctor and make big money!"
And I say, "Yes you can! If you decide to. If you will take action you can
become a doctor or anything else you want to. We live in a day and age when
virtually anything is possible."
For the sake of highlighting this principle, let's look at the above
example. How would this person change careers? Simple.
Here is the process in specific action steps:
1. Find out from a medical school what classes you would need to take to get
in. Chances are your college major would need some rounding out or if you
didn't go to college, you would need to do so. Maximum time to do this: 3
2. Now, go to school. Maximum time to do this: 4 years.
3. Now, medical school and residency. Maximum time to do this: 6 years.
4. Begin practicing medicine.
At this point you would be forty-eight years old. That leaves you seventeen
years to practice. Now let's see the impact it has on your life:
1. You get to pursue your dream, making you and your family MUCH happier.
2. You will make, on average, $100,000 more per year.
The difference here is
manifold! If you stayed where you were, you would have earned $28,000 a year
for twenty-seven years and would earn $756,000. If you left and pursued your
dream you would earn $128,000 for seventeen years (That's if you took ten
years to make the transition. Most would be less.) and you earnings would be
$2,176,000! This is a difference of $1,420,000! And this doesn't even take
into consideration the amounts you would earn on investments on the
difference in incomes.
So is it possible? Yes. Does it take time? Yes. Is it hard? Yes. Is it
scary? Yes, and that is why most people won't do it.
It isn't for lack of opportunity. It is usually because of one of the
Lack of vision.
Lack of tenacity.
The truth is that you can do anything you want to. Stop telling yourself
excuses! Go to battle against a lack of vision! Pick yourself up and get
tenacious! Look fear in the face and stand up to it! Your whole life depends
on it, my friend!
The choice is yours. Will you continue to limp along in life because you don
't have the courage to run for your dream? Will you continue to allow the
fear of poverty keep you from pursuing the riches, both materially and
emotionally, that lay within the vision you have of what your life could be?
You CAN live the life you have always dreamed of. All you want is within
your reach. But to pick it up, you must first empty your hands of what they
already hold. Then you must reach for it, take a hold of it, and possess it!
About The Author:
Chris Widener is a popular speaker and writer as well as the President of
Made for Success, a company helping individuals and organizations turn
their potential into performance, succeed in every area of their lives and
achieve their dreams.
To see Chris "live" at the upcoming Jim Rohn Weekend Event as he speaks on
the subject of Secrets of Influence go to
Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/">http://Chris-Widener.InspiresYOU.com/ or call 800-929-0434.
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