At age 30, I was a poverty case. Three or four years later, I was a millionaire. The secret to success that had eluded me for so many years became simple and obvious to me:
Great success is the result of a great many small steps, all moving toward a clearly defined goal. That is the secret of manifestation.
Maybe some of you are thinking it can’t be that simple. Or you’ve heard it all before, and there’s nothing new in it. It’s true — there is nothing new in it, and you’ve probably heard it all before.
And it is simple — these simple steps set your course. Then it’s just a matter of ongoing course correction, of getting back on course every time you wander off course into doubts and fears, frustration and anxiety.
How do you get back on course? By focusing, once again, on your goals and affirmations, and remembering your plans and moving ahead on those plans in whatever way you can.
I once heard that an airplane is off course over 95 percent of the time. But the pilot just keeps correcting the course, over and over, and the plane finally reaches its destination. When I heard that, I thought, "That’s the story of my life." I set my course, and then kept going off course, over and over. So I had to reset my course, over and over. That sums up the whole process for me.
If you’ve found yourself drifting off the course you’ve set for your life, I invite you to remember that you are the pilot of your own destiny. Just keep correcting your course, over and over, and you’ll get where you need to go.