DOOR TO ABUNDANCE
by Joe Bonura, CSP
The "Lazy Boy" Syndrome
You live in a world filled with unlimited opportunity and abundance.
The world is waiting for you to shake off your lethargy, get out
of your "Lazy Boy" and take action.
Get Moving and Get Rich
Opportunity does not knock on your door; you must make the effort
to knock on opportunity's door. Even after the door is open, you
must move forward through the portal -- to step over the threshold.
Massive Effort = Massive Success
Opportunity and abundance take effort, often massive effort. Even
the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow must be loaded on a truck
to be carted away before it will benefit you.
Know What You Want
The problem with many people is that they do not know what they
want on the other side of the door. They have not yet defined what
they are seeking. It is not fun working toward a nebulous goal;
there is no excitement in going to nowhere land.
And it is not about dirty green pieces of paper to put in your
wallet or purse. You must be focused on what those dirty green pieces
of paper can accomplish. Without a compelling reason to do so, you
have no reason to expend the energy to knock on or walk through
If you arise each morning simply to earn more green stuff in your
paycheck, and then repeat the process again and again for the rest
of your life, you will not be motivated to earn more. It is no wonder
that most people live lives of quiet desperation, existing day-to-day
with no joy of accomplishment.
Here is an exercise that can change your life and open the door
to opportunity and abundance. It will work only if you follow my
G-T-R-R-W-W formula (You have Got To Really Really Wanna Wanna).
Most will say that they really want to, but they are not willing
to make a gut level commitment, to taking steps necessary to accomplish
Over The Wall Success
Imagine that you are sitting in a comfortable chair facing a 30-foot
high wall that extends beyond the horizon to your left and to your
right. Directly in front of you is a large oak door built into the
wall, and there is a large, bronze leonine door knocker, hanging
on the center of the door. A sign above the door knocker reads Opportunity,
and below the door knocker, another sign reads Unlimited Abundance.
Never Go Back
See yourself getting up from your chair and walking toward the
door and reaching for the bronze door knocker. The door knocker
is heavier than you thought it would be, so you contemplate returning
to the comfort of your Lazy Boy chair. Instead, you decide to double
your efforts and to use two hands instead of one.
Knock Three Times
You knock once, but there is no answer. You knock again and wait
patiently, but still no answer. You are ready to give up, but something
you heard on motivation prompts you to try again.
Believe Your Eyes
Suddenly you hear a squeak as the door slowly opens. You cannot
believe your eyes because on the other side of the door is something
that you Really, Really, Wanna, Wanna have, be, or do.
Good Morning And Good Night
Whatever you see on the other side of the door will be the first
thing you see when you arise each morning and the last thing you
think about each night before you sleep.
I Opened the Door
I was 20 years old when I opened the oak door, and I envisioned
an advertising agency behind the door. My passion was to own and
operate an advertising agency. Seven years after crossing over the
threshold, I opened an advertising agency that became one of the
most successful agencies in Kentucky and Louisiana.
As I write this article, I am sitting in my sunroom overlooking
the pond in my back yard, a realization of what I had envisioned.
Many years ago, I bought a book "Walden" by Henry David
Thoreau. On the jacket of the book was a picture of Walden's Pond,
the setting of Thoreau's book. The image was so impressionable that
I set a goal that one day I would live on a small pond. Today, I
live in a home with a similar view; my vision has become a reality.
Try Again, and Again, and Again
If you do not envision something beyond the door that you want
to have, be, or do, persist until you do. A blank scene indicates
the necessity to visualize your goal in order to achieve it.
Thirty Days to Fulfillment
Practice this exercise every day for thirty days, and then repeat
it for another thirty days. Eventually, your mind will be operating
on automatic pilot until you carry the image in your subconscious
mind. There it will act as a magnet, drawing to you the necessary
experiences, knowledge, and elements that are required to make this
all important journey.
What You See Is What You Get
What you see behind your door can be anything from travel, a new
car, a new home, to building a new wing on your house of worship,
or to funding a church mission trip.
What are you waiting for? There is an unlimited world of adventure
and achievement waiting for you behind the oak door. All you
have to do is get up, knock, and walk through.
© 2012 Joe Bonura & Associates, Inc.