I’m certain my mother has been the largest influence in my life. Looking back, I’m not sure if she really believed the positive words she spoke to me when I was a child, but she was certainly successful in making me believe her words.
“The time to begin is now.” This became a worn out cliche in my early years. Now that concept is part of my essence. When in doubt about my abilities, my mom would hold my hands, look into my eyes and say, “Michael, if you really believe in something, you can do it. Nothing is impossible.” That childish, yet superhuman chant rang powerfully in my ears. Now that I am an adult, I can look around and understand how those words of love and encouragement have created the world I live in today.
The time to begin is now.
I don’t feel that I make hasty decisions, but when they are made, I hold them in my mind. Some of my thoughts become instant reality, such as, ‘This customer has a need and I am going to satisfy that need today.’
Other desires take longer, such as, ‘With the help of my staff, I will create the largest mothers appreciation contest in the United States.’ Although that desire did not take place overnight, hundreds of thousands of kids have already sat down and reflected about the importance of their mothers in their lives. That dream became the Why Mom Deserves a Diamond contest, and came true only because my staff and myself held that concentrated thought in our brains.
In 1991, my wife Carmen and I had a dream to open a jewelry company. Our goal was to have ten stores in ten years. Twenty-one years has since passed and we still have just one store, called Gallery of Diamonds. However, with the help of our website, the store has helped over 40,000 customers!
Be prepared for obstacles. Be prepared for people who say you cannot do something. Be prepared for gloomy advisors, negative attorneys, and those who say your dream is impossible.
The best time to plant a tree was fifteen years ago, but the second best time is NOW!
Do you have a dream? Do you want to benefit yourself and others? Do you know you can shape your reality by holding great thoughts in your mind? Do you have someone in your life to encourage you to become all you can be. Yes, you have me.
Pablo Picasso said, “Everything you can imagine is real.”
Written by Diamond Mike Watson
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