When I was 18, I was on top of the world with my music career. I had just signed my first Major Recording Deal with Atlantic records with my former band called "Ten City".
I had my mind set on being known in at least 4 countries by the age of 20 (by the age of 19 1/2, we were known in 28 countries).
The key to success is having a goal and sticking to it, no matter what it looks like, or what your friends or family members think.
When I was a little kid.. even as a teen, the most prominent thing that was on my mind was music! From listening to the radio, dancing, playing trumpet in Junior High School and deejaying. My life revolved around music. It was the only thing that gave me a peace of mind!
Just thinking back, that was the reason why I left High School to follow my dream. That leap of faith connected me with the people that had the same vision in regards to "Making it In the Music Industry".
That's the key... If you can see it in your mind or spirit... then that goal can be achieved because its a complete success in your mind.
Its like this... If you wanted to eat something right at this moment... what would that be? You would get a mental picture or a vision of that particular meal.. then its a matter of deciding what the steps will be to make it happen.
Remember.. You will do what you THINK you can do.
Now, the thing that will stop you from moving forward to achieve it would be doubt, fear, laziness and rejection (I'll get into the reason why rejection plays a major roll later).
Did you come up with something that you would like to eat at this moment? If so, do it now, then come back and finish reading the remainder of this blog........
Now was that so hard to do? No.. it was quite easy!
Why was that?
Everything was possible in your mind.. No doubt, fear.. Can you see that?
Your mind is very powerful and there are different forces that come against your mind to see the vision from happening. For it is written in the books of Ephesians 6:12 & 2 Corinthians 4:4.....
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
Just THINK about this for a moment.....
Everything that you do, it starts with a thought, then what follows could be one of three things: 1. You say what you are thinking
2. You will move according to your feelings / mood. Or you will have a two way conversation with yourself wondering if you should do it or not.
Let me ask you a question.....
Have you ever wanted to take a trip to another state or country? If you haven't done it, what was the reason why it didn't take place?
Was it a matter of the lack of funds?
Not enough time?
I could list another 2,978 reasons why nots, but you can get the idea of where I'm going with this...
You must have a vision of your goal. It doesn't matter if you don't have all the details together on how its going to come all together. You just have to stay focus on the vision. For it's written in the books of Habakkuk 2: 2-3 & Proverbs 29:18.
Habakkuk 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
It doen't matter if you have a degree, High School Diploma, can't spell, can't write, can't read, married with children, age, color, race, state or country. Amen!
You have a vision that's deep within you. It up to you to see it through. You are the only one outside of God that understands it. If you let people decide your outcome, that's fine.. But the vision is yours to take it to the limit!
If I could show you something that can bring all of your hearts desires, would you take time to look at it? Or would you play the should I or shoulden't I conversation in your head?
People say.. "You are what you eat", but if you really look at it... The idea comes to your mind about what you want to eat... So with that said....
You are what you think!