“The way to develop dedication is to begin to become fiercely dedicated to yourself. This means concentrating on your needs, concentrating on those projects that give you pleasure and taking time to acknowledge that you are here on the earth plane to develop your evolution, not to develop something else. Once you allow yourself that level of self-nurturing attention, then life gradually takes on new meaning, and you become able to create a dedication to yourself, your family, or to those causes you feel strongly about.
Once you have dedication, you have in your pocket a great tool. Its very consistency will make you stand out in a crowd. It is not a flash in the pan, but a gradual energy built bit by bit, year in, year out. Until one day you are at the top looking down. Recently I watched a singer being interviewed on TV. The singer had had three smash hits in less than a year, and he was asked how he felt about the acclaim he had received. Jokingly he replied, “I am going to write a book called, How to Be an Overnight Success in 17 Years,” for it had taken that long for him to compose his first big hit.
Many quit just before they hit the jackpot. Then they complain that the Universal Law does not provide for them, which is a bunch of rubbish. If you don’t have what you want, it means that you are still on the journey. You might be close to the goal, yet being close to the best restaurant in town is not dinner. You have to press on to that final glorious conclusion.”
Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”
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