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"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas A. Edison

Intention is Cause!

Have you ever in your life felt that you had a so strong intention that you just know that nothing can stop you from achieving or reaching a certain thing?

In the elite organization I worked in during 1999-2004 we received mental training how to achieve this mental state. For me after leaving this organization to start a company and get it successful was like a walk in the park in comparison, really.

Learn how to set up a goal and then want it really badly, make it important. Remove all doubts in your mind that you cannot achieve it. Assume full responsibility for reaching it, it is 100% up to you. Any failure is because of you. Trust and believe yourself. KNOW that you will make it. If you can establish that frame of mind, I tell you, it will be a piece of cake. And never give up.

Here I give some other examples from known people:

Lance Armstrong was in the hospital and on the way to die in cancer. The doctor told him that it will not be sure if he will survive. He response to the doctor was that he is going to win the Tour de France. The doctor was chocked. Lance then recovered from cancer and won Tour de France the next year.

“Without cancer, I never would have won a single Tour de France. Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully. It taught me that pain has a reason, and that sometimes the experience of losing things–whether health or a car or an old sense of self–has its own value in the scheme of life. Pain and loss are great enhancers.” – Lance Armstrong

Nelson Mandela was fighting to achieve democracy in Africa. He was arrested in 1962 for his opposition to the white government (and some other things). At the end of his statement in the trial he writes:

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – Nelson Mandela (source)

He was sentenced to life imprisonment in some of the worst prisons and spent 27 years of his life there. Did he give up his goal? No way! After release from prison he got back to work and became the president of South Africa.

Thomas Edison, the great inventor, was in 1914 seeing his phonograph factory in huge fire. This was at a time when demand for the product was soaring. The fire wiped out the most profitable part of TAE, Inc. (Thomas A. Edison, Inc.), yet that very night while the buildings still smoldered he remarked to a report: “Although I am 67 years old, I will start all over again tomorrow.” Reviewing the situation in the morning with his staff he told his general manager: “We’ll build up bigger and better than ever. Why should I be downhearted.”. (Source)
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You don’t think your goal is that important? Why not? Make it important. Involve your friends by telling them for example that if you reach your goal you will all do something nice together. Make it fun, strive for your goal in enthusiasm. Having and striving for a goal is what I call living. Make it exciting, an adventure.

What you think and believe makes ALL the difference.

“He is able who think he is able” – Gautama Buddha

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas A. Edison

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” – William B. Sprague

I will leave you with a clip from the training from Rocky 2:

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About the Author Jim Westergren Jim Westergren is a web entrepreneur from Sweden now living in Bolivia. He is happily married and has two lovely children. Some of his interests are web development, SEO and writing. He is the Founder and CTO of TodaysWeb and his current major project is N.nu. Read his . Follow Jim on Twitter or Google+.
  • http://www.dolphinstreet.com Robert

    Good advice, Jim. I try to live the same way. There are lots of books out there that can help inspire and motivate. “Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment”; by George Leonard, is an easy read, and very much to the point.

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Thanks Robert. I have ordered that book and I will check it out.

  • http://mynetmarketingland.com/blog/ Franck Silvestre

    You are right man. Everything I do, I say to myself: “I can do it”, and I will go further. Nothing can stop me reach my goal except God.

    ALl the best.

  • Justin

    Excellent information. Thanks

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  • philippe de GARRIGUE

    Hello Jim,

    I find your article about “INTENTION IS CAUSE”.
    Your exemples are very good.
    Are you Scientologist ? It seems ?
    Me I am from 22 years ET CC Paris.
    Do you still leave in Colombia ? becasue I went in Colombia in last January.
    Let e know what you do actually.
    Best to you
    Philippe
    From PARIS

  • http://www.jimwestergren.com/about-me-jim-westergren/ Jim Westergren

    Hi Philippe,

    I have been a scientologist but I left it. I was even in the Sea Org.

    No, I don’t live anymore in Bolivia but right now in Sweden. But I do plan on moving back to Bolivia with my family some years in the future.

  • http://www.fokus.nu bengt

    Your enthiusiasm is inspiring in this swedish climate of “don´t think you are so special”. I wrote a novell, Överlevarna, that is actually aligning with the ideas you express. It´s important to push creativity and the fact that there is basically nothing wrong with Man himself, it is the added stuff and environmental negativism that makes it SEEM like Man can be anyhing else. And by the way, by following adwise from you and others, my companies website is scoring on first page of Google on all business relevant keywords and phrases today!

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