Everything starts with an answer; but answers start with desires and plans.
Regardless of what you want to create – whether you’re talking about lunch
or a skyscraper – there is first a desire and then a plan outlining and
describing how the desire should take shape. High-rise office buildings
don’t happen because a group of construction workers were standing around
bored one day and put their heads together and decided to see if they could
throw together a 110-story clubhouse. Skyscrapers are built when someone
with a very big need, or desire, hires someone to make a big, specific plan.
The next thing you know, there’s a new building in town; but a lot of
specifics went into the plans of that building before it ever took shape.
And lots of little steps were taken along the way.
Now just imagine going into a restaurant with a hundred different things to
choose from. You walk up to the counter and place your order, “Food,
please.” Can you imagine the response you would get from the cashier? And
you wouldn’t get much further by adding, “Oh, and hold the pickles,
tomatoes, and dairy products – and anything else I don’t like…” You may have
a perfectly clear image in your head of you eating exactly what you want;
but, if you can’t effectively communicate your desires, you aren’t as likely
to get exactly what you want. When purchasing something, it is obvious that
you should be specific about what you want to buy; that’s the reason for
contracts, bills of sale, blueprints, and other itemized sales documents –
all to clarify exactly what the purchaser is receiving, and under what
When being specific, don’t hold back! Don’t just sit around thinking about
how much you need a new car, or about the terrible condition your old car is
in. Instead, dream up the ideal situation for you and your needs. Search
your heart and dream big; then write down your dream in a place you can look
at it and add to it from day-to-day. If it’s a car you want, then imagine
what kind and color; then imagine the interior and any special features.
Then imagine how much you enjoy driving your new car and doing the things
you needed the car in order to do. Be as specific as possible; in other
words, make your dreams as realistic, or life-like, as you can.
Write down as many details as you can about what you want. Include physical
characteristics (color, shape, smell, etc…) along with any other details you
want to include, like, “New, fast, fun, etc…” Draw a picture if you can; it
doesn’t matter if you’re an artist or not – a child’s stick-figure drawing
is just as powerful as an architect’s blueprint. The important thing is to
start writing down your desire in order to make it physical, and continue
adding more and more specific details to it to make it more and more real.
Get started now. Make lists and descriptions. Draw pictures and plans. DO
something to get your specific desire moving from thought-form to physical
reality. Start writing now; and be specific!