I was asked on the weekend, while teaching NLP “Why do you go to the Book Awards every year”? I immediately said “because that is my benchmark for excellence in every book I write”. It’s not just about writing a book. It’s about writing a book that the world likes and can use as a resource for their own personal growth, personal development and general information.
According to Wikipedia ‘Excellence is a talent or quality which is unusually good and so surpasses ordinary standards. It is also used as a standard of performance’. John Kanary, who worked with Bob Proctor, stated that ‘Excellence is a commitment to completion’. So once you DECIDE what you want, then ACT on it every day, BELIEVING you can BE, DO or HAVE it, then you will EXPECT it to come to you thus you have excellence.
It’s important to mention here that I missed out on going to University originally by two marks in my English exams. In my mind though, I was always going to University. So I worked four jobs for four years and put myself through University. Then it was the Universities that employed me to teach others.
And now I write books. So how can a person who cannot grasp the art of English be writing books? You see, excellence is not perfection. It is not tormenting yourself until its perfect. It is merely getting things done with an attitude of gratitude and belief (faith) that it will succeed. It’s also about outsourcing what you are not totally good at yet and having others assist you. Everyone wins.
I think it important to state here that you would never have been given that idea or thought in the first place if the universe didn’t think you were capable of achieving it. So doing it in an excellent way is not thinking about the shortcomings, only of the possibilities. It is therefore necessary to be grateful for all the ideas that come to us because they have contributed to who we are and what we have achieved.
Wallace D Wattles wrote about this in 1903, YES 1903. He said “You must use your faith and purpose to positively impress your vision upon the universal energy. This vision, received from you, sets all the creative forces at work in and through their regular channels of action, but directed toward you”. Does that remind you of The ‘Law of Attraction’? If you think you are going to act on your idea in an excellent way, with faith and gratitude, then more will come to you to achieve it.
I believe I used this principal in curing myself of Lupus. I got a picture of when I was really well, playing tennis. I put that picture all over my house and every time I saw that picture I said to myself “what can I do to get back to that level of wellness”? I would take all the necessary actions to achieve that result every day. I will always be grateful for that disease because it taught me so much, including what not to do. And I always knew I could get well again and have the excellent health I have today. Unwavering faith that I would get well again with an attitude of gratitude for everything in my life, massive action toward my purpose and an expectation of the result gave me my excellent results.
I write my books with the same methodology. I look at when the Book Awards are going to be on and I begin my research for my next book, contact all the people I need to make the book happen and now I am on track. You don’t have to do it on your own. The important thing here is that when you DECIDE to do what it is you want to do, the Universe sends everyone to you to make it happen.
What could you do today that could change your results?