For years, I have had a dream to take my Dad to the Masters for his birthday.
His birthday falls around that time and I always thought it would be a great birthday present.
I went into business for myself in 2010, and it has been FAR from sunshine & rainbows — truth be told, it’s been the hardest thing I’ve ever done — including that time I flipped whoppers at Burger King in ’97.
I’ve never been able to take him, because I couldn’t afford it.
Every year I told myself “this is the year”.
And every year, I settled for “maybe next year”
Last year, I actually made it a goal & wrote it down, but came up short (and yes, that’s what she said)
This year I made it a goal, wrote it down, read it out loud everyday, and looked at the picture below. The picture is a shot of us 2 at my parents house from a year or so ago. I had my designer photoshop us onto a hole at the Masters.
This photo has been the background on my computer for the last couple months. I saw it numerous times throughout the day. I would take a break from work, and just look at it. I would visualize him and I walking the course, the flight, the hotel and everything about the trip.
Now, I am not going to get all “woo-woo” on you, but I am hear to tell you visualizing what you want, and working for it — does work.
This came with a lot of hard-work and a plan, I didn’t just wish it to happen.
If a guy from Michigan, who struggles with the proper use of “there” and “their”, can do it, so can you. When I got started in 2010, I had ZERO business skills and self-taught myself web design by watching FREE YouTube videos.
Last week, I booked the flight/hotel for our trip. The second I clicked the “book now” button, I had tears in my eyes.
A dream of mine for many years, has come true.
Last weekend, I surprised my Dad with tickets to the Masters by handing him the iPad with the email confirmation from the ticket broker.
Not exactly how I envisioned it, but it was so cool to finally do it.
I am writing this email from the airport in Charlotte, as we have a layover before heading to Columbia.
We live in exciting times and anything is absolutely possible.
Never ever settle for anything less than you desire.
You can have whatever you want, if you DO THE WORK.