Desire. Belief. Self-esteem. When you have
these in alignment, you are a power to behold.
But this process of alignment doesn’t
happen all at once. Sometimes it takes years.
Other times it takes a near-death experience
or some other “close call” to suddenly
force you to wake up and get your act together.
When you don’t have any other choice—when
it’s a matter of survival—you usually
figure things out. Whether slowly or suddenly,
you wake up one morning and realize that “your
someday is now.” You want it. You believe
it. The seed you planted so long ago is now
ripe and ready to bear fruit.
It may seem like we’re spending a lot
of time on the inside stuff—but this
is the hardest part. If you can get congruent,
all the rest is child’s play. Anyone
can learn what to do. It’s getting yourself
to do it that’s hard.
Stephen Covey likes to quote Lincoln, who
said, “If I had eight hours to chop down
a tree, I’d spend seven sharpening my
axe.” Getting congruent is having a sharp
Most people get lost hacking their way through
the jungle in pursuit of their goals. When
you’re congruent, you fly confidently
over the jungle and land next to your objective
to claim what you have so clearly envisioned.