If you want to be rich and famous, you have to focus on your strong points. Don’t dwell on your weaknesses. Choose your strongest asset and build it into a formidable asset.
After finding your heart’s desire, your bliss, dare to dream big; dream the biggest, boldest dreams that you can think of. Decide now that you want to be phenomenal in your particular talent; be the best of the best; be unforgettable. Fame doesn’t just happen. You have to want it!
Now translate your dream into two manageable plans. First, develop your talent. Second, market it. Then continue to reality-test and refine your plans. Create a feedback loop between your inner desires and imaging and the outer world of possibility, working and reshaping your talents and skills.
Take action with unbending intent. Put your twofold plan into effect by doing practical things within your reach. Researched and rehearse the talents and skills that you will need to get attention. For example, subscribe to international magazines to keep abreast of your chosen profession.
In line with your goal, set about learning more routines for your talents, especially how others have created their own unique assets. Also study audience response in general. By watching movies, you can learn to see cultural patterns. For example since Americans loved drama and suspense, build the element of surprise into your performance.
After mastering your talents, develop the second pathway to success. Learn how to sell yourself, to broadcast your talents to a captive audience of agents, managers, and production owners around the world.
Throughout your journey, refused to believe in limitations. All famous people have displayed self-confidence, prior to developing their talents and connections. They have put faith before experience. And, they have taken risks, investing time, money, and energy into their projects.
In short, dream big, develop elaborate plans, and then acted boldly with unbending intent.
You can implement all the important aspects of planning your royal road to success. Here is a summary:
1. Isolate your strongest talent. Forget about your weak points. Use your precious energy to master one particular skill. Focus on your best quality and be a success at it.
2. Forget about your personal flaws. Make choices where they don’t get in the way. While it may be possible to change maladaptive conditioning, consider this as another venture. Build upon your assets. Once you have sufficiently strong assets, you can go back and take care of your liabilities.
3. Dare to dream big. Why bother with half-measures? Compromised dreams have no power to energize and excite you into action. Playing it safe is a losing proposition. Even if you never measure up to an absolute standard, you’ll be pushed much further than you would have ever dared to go.
4. Break your big plan into small, manageable parts. See the big picture, then figure out how to make it all fit together.
5. Stay in touch with the outer world. Keep abreast of the latest trends and use them in your plans. Learn only what is relevant. Avoid obsolete techniques. Keep an eye on the market. Note where it is, where it’s moving, and orient yourself accordingly.
6. Stay out of the shadows. Make some noise. Find a way to get noticed. Frank Sinatra broke into show business by standing on a table and singing. He was a waiter and he sang to a top local producer. Similarly famous singers, dancers, and actors have sent out unapologetic news bulletins to people who neither knew nor cared about him; but he eventually got them interested. Create a way to help people help you.
7. Learn about your market. Isolate your target audience. Study what interests you; make it fun, bold, and exciting.
8. Refuse to believe in limitations. Limited thoughts create limited people. “The sky,” as Wayne Dyer has correctly reminded us, “is the limit.” Napoleon Hill once said: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” When you doubt your competence and question your options, you lose vital energy. You need this energy to press on with your goals. The more original your ideas, the more critics you’ll find. Don’t add to the inertia by adding your own name to the list of critics.
9. Above all, plan, dream, and act.
10. And when you fail, learn from your mistakes, and continue.