“First with your head than with your heart” Hoppie Groenewald, The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
I saw The Power of One movie when it came out in 1992, but I wasn’t ready for the message like I have been these past few weeks. I’ve been reading the book and listening to Hoppie’s mantra. First with the head than with the heart.
Why is this important?
We can study, practice and learn all the things we need to learn in order to be successful but unless we truly believe we can be successful we are fighting an uphill battle. We can be experts in our fields, arrogant to a fault about our knowledge but IF we don’t believe we can be successful we will actually focus on the struggle. We will learn all these things and wonder why we are not getting anywhere.
First with the head than with the heart. What does that mean?
Believe in your dream. See it, taste it, surround yourself with it. Write it down, say it out loud, create a dream journal… whatever you need to do to keep your dream a living growing thing in your life DO THAT.
DO THIS: Explore your life once you’ve achieved your goal…
What does your life look like?
What possessions do you own?
What charities do you support?
Where do you travel?
How do you spend your days?
Create an image to focus on. If you don’t know where you’re going any road will take you there (Lewis Carroll). Know where you’re going and head there every day! Let your passion guide you.
Once you have a goal in mind think of yourself as an athlete in training. An athlete whose body aches with pain will push through it because of the vision they’ve created in their mind. The mind is a powerful tool. Train it as much as you feed it. What you envision your mind believes. Your mind will take you through your pain and fear if you need to in order to achieve your goal. First with your head than with your heart. That is The Power of One.
To Your Financial Success
I would like to thank Bryce Courtenay for the extraordinary book The Power of One and my father in law for re-introducing it to me when the story would truly seap into my soul.