Saturday, October 28, 2006

A prosperity lesson from "Under A Tuscan Sun"

Did you see the movie, "Under The Tuscan Sun" starring Diane Lane? If you haven't, it's a beautifully filmed, amazing movie of a woman who chose to live her life on purpose. (There's not much more "on purpose" than taking a trip to Tuscany and -- on a whim -- deciding to buy a villa!

There's a tiny bit of dialogue in the movie that is some pretty powerful wisdom about how to create your own life. Most moviegoers missed it:

Between Austria and Italy, there is a section of the Alps called the Semmering. It is an impossibly steep, very high part of the mountains. They built a train track over these Alps to connect Vienna and Venice. But, they built these tracks before there was a train in existence that could make the trip. They built it because they knew someday the train would come.

Do you want to live a magnificent life of excitement, wealth, prosperity, abundance and happiness? The simple secret of how to do that is found in these lines from the movie. In fact the secret is so simple that most people refuse to believe it: decide what you want and then live your life and choose your actions based entirely on the belief that what you want is on its way.

It's as simple as that.

Someone might be thinking, "Tony, if it's that simple, why don't more people do it?"

The answer to that is simple, too: fear. Think about it: do you know how much courage and faith it spend thousands of dollars to build a train track for a train that didn't exist? Most people are not acquainted with the part of themselves that can do these things. But it IS there. It's inside all of us...waiting...waiting for us to seize the day. To grab the bull by the horns. To choose to live life on purpose instead of playing the role of a victim of circumstance.

So, what "train tracks" do you need to build? Do you need to quit a job? Stop a dysfunctional relationship? Apologize to someone? Make an investment? Get started on a personal development program?

Whatever keeps you from moving forward right now is what's running your life.

Think about it.

Tony Rush

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