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Blow Your Top

By Russ Stiffler

Success is the result of certain habits and attitudes. There is no mystery; no secret society you must join. It is a mathematic equation: Think certain thoughts + do certain things = success.

If you look, these success habits and attitudes are everywhere. Yours for the taking. However to work for you they must be internalized. They must become a part of you, your natural way.

For this internalization process to work, you must focus on the habit/attitude long enough for it to sink in. Focus + Time Internalization.

"I DESIRE" Success is your tool to give yourself that focus and time. It gives you one month to focus, every day on a single habit/attitude. Think about each topic. Do the exercises. Use the "I DESIRE" Success Planner.

Your effort to use these tools to bombard yourself with one focused topic at a time will internalize it for you. As they become part of you, each habit/attitude mesh and reinforce each other for a synergistic result. The whole is stronger than each of its parts.

That synergistic result is desire. Our mind/body is very smart. We cannot fool it. If it doesn't believe we are capable of doing something, it won't let us do it. It turns down the flame of desire and we don't have the energy to even try.

You can reprogram your mind/body to believe and turn up the flames of desire. Once you really believe you can do something, nothing can stop you.

It's like a huge pot of water on a stove. If all the burners are off, there is no heat - no desire. Turn on a burner and the water starts to heat up. Turn on all the burners and steam must be released. This steam started the Industrial Revolution. This steam is DESIRE.

The great thing is that this stove exists in real life, in each of us. Each burner is a success habit/attitude. The labels say: Dreams, Goals, Do It, Persistence, etc.

You can read an article or go to a seminar and turn 2 or 3 burners on all the way, producing a lot of steam - desire. What nobody tells you is that every burner has a spring on it. This spring automatically pulls the knob to the off position unless the knob is continually turned up.

The knob has to keep being turned up long enough for internalization to occur. Once internalization occurs a magic thing happens to your mind/body. It's like the knob becomes locked in the high position. It stays on high to continually build the steam of your desire.

But one burner, on high, is not likely to build steam. It will produce heat and some action. A step in the right direction. To get steam going you need lots of burners adding to the heat. Internalize many success habit/attitudes and the steam has to blow the top off the pot.

That's the purpose of "I DESIRE" Success: to blow the top off your pot. Throughout the day, everyday, you reinforce the success habit/attitude of the month. Every month you focus on a different success habit/attitude.

Stir it and let it simmer inside of you everyday for a month. Let the constant reinforcement turn the knob higher and higher until it locks on high and becomes a part of you.

Do that month after month, turn on burner after burner and blow your top.

Copyright 2003 Russ Stiffler - all rights reserved.

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